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Ecstatic religion : a study of shamanism and spirit possession

Author: Ioan M Lewis
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3. edView all editions and formats
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Probing the mysteries of spirit possession through the critical lens of anthropological and sociological theory, this fully revised and expanded edition is of crucial importance for students of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ioan M Lewis
ISBN: 0415301246 9780415301244
OCLC Number: 265031156
Description: XXIV, 200 Seiten
Contents: Towards a sociology of ecstasy; trance and possession; affliction and its apotheosis; strategies of mystical attack - protest and its containment; possession and public morality - other cosmological systems; possession and psychiatry.
Responsibility: I.M. Lewis.

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