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The Mystical Origins of the Kukeri

Bulgaria this time. When I started writing this article, it was meant to be just a travel piece... going to a festival, taking some photos, making a few observations.


Then I got to researching the subject in depth though, and found myself tumbling down a rabbit hole of ancient and esoteric symbolisms. This tradition is so interesting, I ended up ordering a few books on the subject to read into it even more! 


For now at least, you can consider this article a resume of my research so far...

 

http://www.thebohemianblog.com/2016/01/the-mystical-origins-of-the-kukeri-bulgarias-strangest-folk-festival.html