Spirit Possession and Trance Paperback

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Spirit Possession and Trance

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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.

Spirit Possession and Trance was published by Continuum in November 2011. The ISBN for Spirit Possession and Trance is 9781441108289.

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Details for Spirit Possession and Trance

Page last updated 30th August 2016
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (November 2011)
Number of Pages258
Thickness13 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4029956
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