"Have you ever come across the Holy Ghost People, the old one about the pentacostal Rattlesnake handlers guzzling strychnine."
That does ring a bell. It protected them against the venom, no? Holy Ghost People, as in the Lakota Ghost Dancers? Probably not. Refresh my memory please.
- steve 4-01-2002 5:30 am

The Holy Ghost People was shot in Tennessee & West Virginia? The strychnine drinking & snakehandling are nearly extinct remnants of Faith -Testing. The folk-pathology has a Finsteresque
flavor... a speaking in forked tongues kind of thing.
- frank 4-01-2002 8:34 pm [add a comment]

  • No, I haven't seen it. Sounds great though. I'll put it on my list.
    - steve 4-02-2002 3:18 am [add a comment]

    • I caught that on 13 a while back and the guitar/tamborine rythem section kicked. Maybe can track down a video copy from pbs directly.

      - bill 4-10-2002 1:28 am [add a comment]

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