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

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

Label
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, I. M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL626
LC item number
.L48 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecstasy
  • Shamanism
  • Spirit possession
  • Religion and sociology
  • Ecstasy
  • Religion and sociology
  • Shamanism
  • Spirit possession
  • Sjamanisme
  • Bezetenheid
  • Religieuze ervaring
  • Xamanismo
  • Extase religioso
  • Simbolismo religioso
Label
Ecstatic religion : a study of shamanism and spirit possession, I.M. Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xxiv, 200 pages
Isbn
9780415305082
Lccn
2002027542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50477084
  • (OCoLC)ocm50477084
Label
Ecstatic religion : a study of shamanism and spirit possession, I.M. Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xxiv, 200 pages
Isbn
9780415305082
Lccn
2002027542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50477084
  • (OCoLC)ocm50477084

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