from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The performances of the devil-dancers of India.
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He pointed to three of the bamboo poles erect and devil-dancing in token that fish were hooked and struggling on the lines beneath.
We only know that in later ages emotional religion, finding expression as so-called devil-dancing in its lower and as mystical poetry in its higher phases, was prevalent among them.
In later times it adopted or travestied Buddhist dogma, ritual and literature, much as Taoism did in China, but still remained a repository of necromancy, magic, animal sacrifices, devil-dancing, and such like practices, which have in all ages corrupted Tibetan Buddhism though theoretically disapproved.