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The Unseen World

Krister Dylan Knapp

in William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631240
eISBN:
9781469631264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631240.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter seven concentrates on James's theory of immortality, focusing on his explanation of the supposed communications from the dead. It establishes that his study of trance states in Spiritualist ... More


Attention, Temporality, and Music that Repeats Itself

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

in On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199990825
eISBN:
9780199357871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990825.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter engages with empirical work to develop a theory about the musicality of repetition. Why does repetition musicalize? What is it about the engagement engendered by repetition that makes it ... More


Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Heike Behrend, Anja Dreschke, and Martin Zillinger (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This volume explores the interferences of trance mediums and new technical media to add a new perspective to the ongoing debates on the “renaissance of the religious” which has been challenging ... More


Introduction: Trance Mediums and New Media

Heike Behrend and Martin Zillinger

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ongoing debates about the “return of religion” have paid little attention to the orgiastic and enthusiastic qualities of religiosity, despite a significant increase in the use of techniques of trance ... More


Absence and the Mediation of the Audiovisual Unconscious

Martin Zillinger

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Not only in Morocco but also among anthropology students worldwide, the ?amadša- and ‘Isāwa brotherhoods – followers of local Sufi-saints of the 15th and 18th century – are famous for their ecstatic ... More


Rites of Reception: Mass-Mediated Trance and Public Order in Morocco

Emilio Spadola

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

My chapter examines the distinctly mass-mediated performances of a female Muslim trance (spirit) medium, Fatima M., and the implications of this performance for a media-“empowered” mass subject. ... More


Media and Manifestation: The Aesthetics and Politics of Plenitude in Central India

Christopher Pinney

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The political claims made by a Dalit (ex-Untouchable) medium in central India lie at the heart of this paper. They encompass the political potentiality of manifestation, and the liberating ... More


Spaces of Refusal: Photophobic Spirits and the Technical Medium of Photography

Heike Behrend

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the West, photography and spirit, far from being opposites, have been seen as peculiarly analogous and adapted to one another. Since the beginning of spirit photography in the 1860s, the camera, ... More


“Look with Your Own Eyes!”: Visualizations of Spirit Mediums and Their Viewing Techniques in Tanzanian Video Films

Claudia Böhme

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter looks at the multiple relations between the spirit medium mganga and the medium video film in Tanzania. Not only is the mganga featuring in the movies but is also actor or producer. Video ... More


Possession Play: On Cinema, Reenactment, and Trance in the Cologne Tribes

Anja Dreschke

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Cologne Tribes are an association of around 80 clubs from Cologne whose members re-enact the lifeworlds of ‘foreign’ cultures and/or ancient epochs as a leisure time activity. The chapter ... More


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