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Summoning the spirits [electronic resource] : possession and invocation in contemporary religion / edited by Andrew Dawson.

Contributor(s): Dawson, Andrew, 1966-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : I.B. Tauris & Co., 2010Description: 1 online resource (238 p.).ISBN: 9780857718761 (electronic bk.); 0857718762 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Spirit possession | Demoniac possession | Exorcism | Religion | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Gaia & Earth Energies | RELIGION / Christianity / General | RELIGION / TheologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Summoning the Spirits : Possession and Invocation in Contemporary ReligionDDC classification: 202.1 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: Charismatic visions and the role of mediums; possession ceremonies and ecstatic trance; the social contexts and practices of invocation: these are a number of the intriguing topics addressed by this comprehensive undergraduate textbook, the first of its kind to offer a thorough overview of the fascinating and multifaceted subject of spirit possession. The subject is now widely studied in a number of fields - including religion, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies - and for some time there has been a need for a book which offers a multicultural, multi-thematic treatment which can satis.
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Charismatic visions and the role of mediums; possession ceremonies and ecstatic trance; the social contexts and practices of invocation: these are a number of the intriguing topics addressed by this comprehensive undergraduate textbook, the first of its kind to offer a thorough overview of the fascinating and multifaceted subject of spirit possession. The subject is now widely studied in a number of fields - including religion, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies - and for some time there has been a need for a book which offers a multicultural, multi-thematic treatment which can satis.

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