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Ecstatic religion : a study of shamanism and spirit possession, I.M. Lewis

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Ecstatic religion : a study of shamanism and spirit possession
Title
Ecstatic religion
Title remainder
a study of shamanism and spirit possession
Statement of responsibility
I.M. Lewis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"States of spirit possession, in which believers feel themselves to be "possessed" by the deity and raised to a new plane of existence, are found in almost all known religions. From Dionysiac cults to Haitiam voodoo, Christian and Sufi mysticism to shamanic ritual, the rapture and frenzy of ecstatic experience forms an iconic expression of faith in all its devastating power and unpredictability. Ecstatic Religion has, since its first appearance in 1971, became the classic investigative study of these puzzling phenomena. Exploring the social and political significance of spiritual ecstasy and possession, it concerns the distinct types of functions of mystical experience--in particular, the differences between powerful male-dominated possession cults which reinforce established morality and power, and marginal, renegade ecstatics expressing forms of protest on behalf of the oppressed, especially women"--Publisher description
Member of
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Lewis, I. M
Dewey number
306.6/9142
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecstasy
  • Shamanism
  • Spirit possession
  • Religion and sociology
Label
Ecstatic religion : a study of shamanism and spirit possession, I.M. Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-194) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Towards a sociology of ecstasy -- 2. Trance and possession -- 3. Affliction and its apotheosis -- 4. Strategies of mystical attack: protest and its containment -- 5. Possession and public morality: I. ancestor cults -- 6. Possession and public morality: II. Other cosmological systems -- 7. Possession and psychiatry
Control code
ocm52419444
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 15-200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415301244
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52419444
Label
Ecstatic religion : a study of shamanism and spirit possession, I.M. Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-194) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Towards a sociology of ecstasy -- 2. Trance and possession -- 3. Affliction and its apotheosis -- 4. Strategies of mystical attack: protest and its containment -- 5. Possession and public morality: I. ancestor cults -- 6. Possession and public morality: II. Other cosmological systems -- 7. Possession and psychiatry
Control code
ocm52419444
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 15-200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415301244
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52419444

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