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Spirit Possession and Trance: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Spirit Possession and Trance: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Paperback)

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Spirit possession is a phenomenon that often elicits a response of fear, particular in those who are ignorant of its meaning and role within its particular religious and cultural traditions. Possession by divine beings (such as spirits or gods) is, however, a key practice in religions worldwide. It is therefore important to gain an understanding of this practice in its cultural context before trying to develop a wider theory about it. This fascinating book contains several case studies that present new interpretations of spirit possession worldwide. The authors show the diversity of possible interpretations and methodological approaches that provide a new insight into the understanding of possession and trance.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian spirituality & religious experienceReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionSpirituality & religious experience Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation Publication Date: 03/11/2011 ISBN-13: 9781441108289  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Lucy Huskinson is Lecturer in the Philosophy of Religion at Bangor University, UK. Bettina E. Schmidt is a cultural anthropologist and Senior Lecturer in Study of Religions at Bangor University, UK.

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