Lenina soon discovers that she has forgotten her soma, so she must experience the Indian village of Malpais as an unmedicated reality. In quick succession, she and Bernard witness old age in the figure of an ancient Indian, Indian mothers nursing their babies, and a hedonistic ritual dance that fuses Christian and Indian religion. This wild dance ends with a coyote-masked shaman whipping a young man until he collapses — a blood sacrifice to bring the rain and make the corn grow.After this bloody spectacle, Bernard and Lenina meet a straw-haired, blue-eyed young man dressed — incongruously, it seems — as an Indian. Strangely, too, the young man speaks like a character from Shakespeare and tells them that his mother — Linda — comes from the "Other Place." When
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young man, Bernard, Lenina, hedonistic ritual dance