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War magic : religion, sorcery, and performance

Author: D S Farrer
Publisher: New York : Berghahn, 2016.
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"Documenting war magic and warrior religion as they are performed in diverse cultures and across historical time periods, this volume foregrounds embodiment, practice, and performance in anthropological approaches to magic, sorcery, shamanism, and religion. From Chinese exorcists, Javanese spirit siblings, and black magic in Sumatra to Tamil Tiger suicide bombers, Chamorro spiritual re-enchantment, tantric Buddhist  Read more...
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War magic and warrior religion.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2016
(DLC) 2016031229
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D S Farrer
ISBN: 9781785333293 1785333291
OCLC Number: 950446784
Notes: "Originally published as a special issue of Social Analysis, volume 58, issue 1."
Description: x, 170 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Cross-cultural articulations of war magic and warrior religion / D.S. Farrer --
Tangki war magic : the virtuality of spirit warfare and the actuality of peace / Margaret Chan --
Javanese Kanuragan ritual initiation : a means to socialize by acquiring invulnerability, authority, and spiritual improvement / Jean-Marc de Grave --
Discourse of decline : local perspectives on magic in highland Jambi, Indonesia / J. David Neidel --
Encompassing empowerment in ritual, war, and assassination : tantric principles in Tamil Tiger instrumentalities / Michael Roberts --
Shamanic battleground : magic, sorcery, and warrior shamanism in Venezuela / Zeljko Jokić --
Chants of re-enchantment : Chamorro spiritual resistance to colonial domination / D.S. Farrer and James D. Sellmann --
War magic and just war in Indian tantric Buddhism / Iain Sinclair.
Responsibility: edited by D.S. Farrer.

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