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Spirits with scalpels [electronic resource] : the culturalbiology of religious healing in Brazil / Sidney M. Greenfield.

By: Greenfield, Sidney M.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (239 p.) : map.ISBN: 9781598747409 (electronic bk.); 1598747401 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Ethnobiology -- Brazil | Healing -- Brazil | Traditional medicine -- Brazil | Spirit possession -- Brazil | Brazil -- Religious life and customs | Brazil -- Social life and customs | Brazil -- Religious life and customs | Brazil -- Social life and customs | Ethnobiology -- Brazil | Healing -- Brazil | Spirit possession -- Brazil | Traditional medicine -- Brazil | Social Science | Spiritual Therapies -- Brazil | Religion -- Brazil | Surgical Procedures, Operative -- Brazil | Geistheilung | Volksmedizin | Religi�oses Bewusstsein | Brasilien | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of ReligionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Spirits with scalpels.DDC classification: 306.60981 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Jos�e Carlos Ribeiro : an introduction to spiritist therapy -- Edson Queiroz : spirit surgeries in Recife -- Antonio de Oliveira rios in Palmelo -- Mauricio Maglh�aes in Campo Grande -- Not all patients are cured : Kardecism's approach to death and dying -- The disobsession : another form of spiritist treatment -- Healing and the competition for religious converts -- Religion and religious diversity in the context of Brazilian history -- Pilgrimage and healing in "popular" catholicism -- Healing by the spirits in the African derived traditions -- Umbanda -- Evangelicals and healing by the Holy Ghost -- Healing in the competitive religious marketplace -- Healing by spirits and science -- Science as a cultural process -- Communication, information flow, and a new paradigm -- Ritual, altered states of consciousness and -- Culturalbiological healing -- Culturalbiology and the marketplace of religion in Brazil.
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Jos�e Carlos Ribeiro : an introduction to spiritist therapy -- Edson Queiroz : spirit surgeries in Recife -- Antonio de Oliveira rios in Palmelo -- Mauricio Maglh�aes in Campo Grande -- Not all patients are cured : Kardecism's approach to death and dying -- The disobsession : another form of spiritist treatment -- Healing and the competition for religious converts -- Religion and religious diversity in the context of Brazilian history -- Pilgrimage and healing in "popular" catholicism -- Healing by the spirits in the African derived traditions -- Umbanda -- Evangelicals and healing by the Holy Ghost -- Healing in the competitive religious marketplace -- Healing by spirits and science -- Science as a cultural process -- Communication, information flow, and a new paradigm -- Ritual, altered states of consciousness and -- Culturalbiological healing -- Culturalbiology and the marketplace of religion in Brazil.

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