Spirit possession and trance : new interdisciplinary perspectives / edited by Bettina Schmidt and Lucy Huskinson
Author:Schmidt, Bettina E Publisher:
London ; New York : Continuum
viii, 246 p.
Continuum advances in religious studies
Documents in this series:Continuum advances in religious studies RERO subject:conscience - altération
- possession (religion)
- [Études diverses] LCSH subject:Altered states of consciousness
- Spirit possession
- Trance Contains:
Introduction / Lucy Huskinson and Bettina E. Schmidt -- Animism rather than shamanism : new approaches to what shamans do (for other animists) / Graham Harvey -- Possession and self-possession : towards an integrated mind-body perspective / Geoffrey Samuel -- Spirit possession, seduction, and collective consciousness / Louise Child -- Analytical psychology and spirit possession : towards a non-pathological diagnosis of spirit possession / Lucy Huskinson -- Possessed women in the African diaspora : gender difference in spirit possession rituals / Bettina E. Schmidt -- Somali Aaar in the era of social and religious change / Marja Tiilikainen -- Taking possession of Santo Daime : the growth of umbada within a Brazilian new religion / Andrew Dawson -- Spirit attacks in Northern Namibia : interpreting a new phenomenon in an African Lutheran context / Kim Groop -- Divine possession and divination in the Graeco-Roman world : the evidence from Iamblichus's on the mysteries / Crystal Addey -- Waking the entranced : reassessing spiritualist mediumship through a comparison of spiritualist and shamanic spirit possession practices / David Gordon Wilson -- To perform possession and to be possessed in performance : the actor, the medium and an other / Sarah Goldingay -- On the transformation of the spirit possession film : towards Rouch as emergent method / Sair Maty
4e de couv.: Spirit possession is a phenomenon that often elicits a response of fear, particular in those who are ignorant of its meaning and role within its particular religious and cultural traditions. Possession by divine beings (such as spirits or gods) is, however, a key practice in religions worldwide. It is therefore important to gain an understanding of this practice in its cultural context before trying to develop a wider theory about it. This fascinating book contains several case studies that present new interpretations of spirit possession worldwide. The authors show the diversity of possible interpretations and methodological approaches that provide a new insight into the understanding of possession and trance.
9780826435743 (hbk.) (ISBN) RERO No.:
Brain Network Reconfiguration and Perceptual Decoupling During an Absorptive State of Consciousness
Hove, Michael J, Stelzer, Johannes, Nierhaus, Till, Thiel, Sabrina D, Gundlach, Christopher, Margulies, Daniel S, Van Dijk, Koene R. A, Turner, Robert, Keller, Peter E, Merker, Björn
Cerebral Cortex, 2016, Vol. 26(7), pp.3116-3124
[Peer Reviewed Journal]
Title: Clinical hypnosis and Patanjali yoga sutras Author:Chowdhary, Shitika; Gopinath, Jini K Subject:Consciousness; Hypnosis; Trance; Yoga Description:
The trance states in yoga and hypnosis are associated with similar phenomena like relaxation, disinclination to talk, unreality, misrepresentation, alterations in perception, increased concentration, suspension of normal reality testing, and the temporary nature of the phenomena. While some researchers consider yoga to be a form of hypnosis, others note that there are many similarities between the trance in yoga and the hypnotic trance. The present study aimed to find similarities between the trance states of hypnosis and Patanjali's yoga sutras. The trance states were compared with the understanding of the phenomena of trance, and the therapeutic techniques and benefits of both. An understanding of the concept of trance in Patanjali's yoga sutras was gained through a thematic analysis of the book Four Chapters on Freedom by Swami Satyananda Saraswati. This led to an understanding of the concept of trance in the yoga sutras. The obtained concepts were compared to the concepts of trance in hypnosis (obtained through the literature on hypnosis) to investigate whether or not there exist similarities. The findings of the study show that there are similarities between the trance in hypnosis and the trance in Patanjali's yoga sutras in the induction and deepening of the trance states in hypnosis and that of Samadhi, the phenomena present in hypnosis and the kinds of siddhis that are obtained through Samadhi, and the therapeutic techniques and the therapeutic process in Patanjali's yoga sutra and hypnosis.
Is part of:
Indian journal of psychiatry, January 2013, Vol.55(Suppl 2), pp.S157-64
0019-5545 (ISSN); 23858248 Version (PMID); 10.4103/0019-5545.105516 (DOI)
Title: Iringan Kuda Lumping Ngesti Budaya Author:Subuh; Yuni Prasetyo Subject:Horse Dance, Trance, Karawitan Description:
Musical accompaniment of Ngesti Budaya horse dance. This article describes and analyzes a unique formperformance, presentation structure and growth of accompaniment of Ngesti Budaya horse dance through a descriptiveanalysis method. This dance represents a performing art owning characteristic, colour and also typical motion.One of the typical characteristic or element of this genre is a role of its musical accompaniment. Musical accompanimentalways accommodates dance movement pattern, assuring dance character, nguripke joget and develop;building dance plot atmosphere. At its growth, musical accompaniment does not only accompany dance, but withvarious its till can become important shares of dance and have to position is same in its presentation.
Is part of:
Resital: Jurnal Seni Pertunjukan, 01 November 2013, Vol.10(1)
Metakinesis: How God Becomes Intimate in Contemporary U.S. Christianity
Luhrmann, Tanya M.
American Anthropologist, September 2004, Vol.106(3), pp.518-528
[Peer Reviewed Journal]
Title: Mass psychogenic illness among school children: a descriptive study of demographic and clinical variables Author:Prosenjit Ghosh Subject:Trance ; Possession ; Dissociative Disorders ; Medicine Description:
Background: Mass psychogenic illness are reported from across various parts of the world since a long time. The symptoms are varied and may mimic the established diagnostic category like conversion or dissociative disorders. Methodology: All the affected students were assessed using a semi-structured proforma. Results: Descriptive statistics were used for fifteen students of a high school who developed dissociative trance and possession symptoms in rapid succession with significant impairment. Discussion: The majority of the students were from rural background and had history of childhood trauma. The affected students could be clearly divided into two groups on the basis of symptomatology, level of impairment, and religious belief. Conclusion: Prompt intervention and responsible media coverage could help in terminating the episode.
Is part of:
Open Journal of Psychiatry and Allied Sciences, 01 July 2018, Vol.9(2), pp.144-148
2394-2053 (ISSN); 2394-2061 (E-ISSN); 10.5958/2394-2061.2018.00028.9 (DOI)