by Elliot Rambach


Glossolalia is an act of speech common in pentecostal and charismatic christian worship. But it’s non-linguistic speech, which means it’s not spoken with words. It’s a collection of human sounds that lack conventional meaning. Worshippers have reported that speaking glossolalia makes them feel closer to the realm of the holy spirit.

This segment is a collage of religious performances recorded in Oklahoma in the 1980s.

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