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Talking with the spirits: Ethnographies from between the worlds

Talking with the spirits: Ethnographies from between the worlds

Hunter, Jack and Luke, David ORCID: 0000-0003-2141-2453 (eds.) (2014) Talking with the spirits: Ethnographies from between the worlds. Daily Grail Publishing, Brisbane, Australia. ISBN 9780987422446

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Abstract

Talking With the Spirits is a cross-cultural survey of contemporary spirit mediumship. The diverse contributions to this volume cover a wide-range of ethnographic contexts, from Spiritualist séances in the United Kingdom to self-mortification rituals in Singapore and Taiwan, from psychedelic spirit incorporation in the Amazonian rainforest, to psychic readings in online social spaces, and more. By taking a broad perspective the book highlights both the variety of culturally specific manifestations of spirit communication, and key cross-cultural features suggestive of underlying core-processes and experiences. Rather than attempting to reduce or dismiss such experiences, the authors featured in this collection take the experiences of their informants seriously and explore their effects at personal, social and cultural levels.

Item Type: Edited Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethnography, anthropology, paranthropology, possession, mediumship, parapsychology, sociology, transcultural psychiatry
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Faculty of Education & Health
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11584

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