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Mind over mind : the anthropology and psychology of spirit possession

Author: Morton Klass
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2003.
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Spirit possession is ritually important in many cultures from India to Brazil to Madagascar, but has tended to be narrowly regarded from modern American and European perspectives as a psychopathological problem of multiple personality disorder. This book proposes an integration of anthropological and psychological approaches, concluding with a new analytical framework for understanding spirit possession and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Klass, Morton, 1927-2001.
Mind over mind.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2003
(OCoLC)606979579
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morton Klass
ISBN: 0742526763 9780742526761 0742526771 9780742526778
OCLC Number: 51652988
Description: 139 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Unanswered questions and unbridgeable chasms --
Culture as against "culture" --
The spirits are willing --
"Not for us to judge" --
Consciousness and dissociation : paradigms lost --
Dissociative disorders and the human mind --
Dissociation and spirit possession.
Responsibility: Morton Klass.

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