Sorcery, spirits and sacrifice at Morocco Sufi festival

MGHRASSYINE, Morocco – Sorcery, plate-smashing and animal sacrifice are not often associated with Sufi festivals, but they all feature at a popular annual pilgrimage to a Moroccan shrine linked to the “queen of the genies”. In the town’s main square, to a chorus of trilling pipes and banging drums, spectators press around a cluster of … Continue reading Sorcery, spirits and sacrifice at Morocco Sufi festival