Herbert S. Lewis, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"This volume offers a feast for students of anthropology, history, psychology, dramaturgy—for all who are attentive to the worldwide and protean phenomena associated with spirit possession. The score of cases drawn from Europe, India, Africa, Brazil, and elsewhere, demonstrate the antiquity as well as the modernity of these beliefs and practices. The 22 contributions show how wonderful—and frightful—the human imagination of spirits can be, giving rise to creativity in the arts—performance, music, poetry, etc.—as well as succor, pain, fear, and religious and political careers."
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Spirit Possession book cover
Éva Pócs
András Zempléni
$115.00/ €97.00 / £82.00