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Stock photo of Banshee woman wailing in trance at Bali ceremony. The self induced trance during the Sakral Ritual at the Hindu Pengerebongan ceremony in Bali often results in woman turning into a wailing Banshee in what seems to be a painful moment as if an evil spirit has entered the body. Not only women but men also take part in the unique Sakral Ritual with the men attempting to pierce the flesh with the traditional Balinese dagger called a Keris. Fortunately whether faith in God prevents blood loss or it’s a case of mind over matter no injuries usually occur. This particular Balinese ceremony takes place every 210 days in accordance with the Saka calendar.