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Mind over mind : the anthropology and psychology of spirit possession

Author: Morton Klass
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mind Over Mind explores the phenomenon of spirit possession from both anthropological and psychological perspectives. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Klass, Morton, 1927-2001.
Mind over mind.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2003
(DLC) 2003002671
(OCoLC)51652988
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Morton Klass
ISBN: 0585466785 9780585466781 1306157250 9781306157254
OCLC Number: 52895066
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 139 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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