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God is a DJ from Faithless

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It was a Friday night. I had just led a service in a ‘Shabbat tent’ I was helping to run for the second time at Glastonbury Festival. It had been great fun leading a spiritual service full of singing out in the fields. The my friends and I headed over to the Pyramid stage where Faithless were playing, and the Coldplay. Faithless played through sunset (when the Sabbath has officially begun) and while it wasn’t the most traditional form of worship, it was a very spiritual experience! We were about 6 rows from the front, caught up in the mass movement of the crowd, all singing for human unity and peace, and on some level acknowledging the holiness in all of us. It was incredibly powerful to be in the midst of such a diverse and unified crowd of people. The music was fantastic, and served as a tool to unite the crowd, but it felt like something much bigger as the dancing was enhanced by the lyrics and ‘prayers’ for harmony.


A Powerful video to watch - is this a religious experience?

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