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Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago

Keith E. McNeal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037363
eISBN:
9780813042121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037363.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This is a comparative historical ethnography of the convergent colonial globalization of African and Hindu traditions of trance performance and spirit mediumship in the southern Caribbean, as well as ... More


Prologue: Ecstasy

Keith E. McNeal

in Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037363
eISBN:
9780813042121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037363.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The prologue launches the book with two anecdotes experienced by the author engaging with African and Hindu spirit mediums, which introduce the reader to the practice of trance performance as well as ... More


The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations

Stephen E. Braude

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071527
eISBN:
9780226071534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071534.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

For over thirty years, the author of this book has studied the paranormal in everyday life, from extrasensory perception and psychokinesis to mediumship and materialization. The book is an account of ... More


Spirit Mediumship and Social Identity

Lesley A. Sharp

in The Possessed and the Dispossessed: Spirits, Identity, and Power in a Madagascar Migrant Town

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080010
eISBN:
9780520918450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080010.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Since tromba is a vital aspect of Sakalava culture, participation in tromba possession confirms tera-tany status. Strictly speaking, tera-tany and Sakalava are synonymous, yet the recent ... More


A Human Rat Hole

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/9781469631240.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter four examines James's role as an investigator of physical mediums purporting to levitate tables and materialize ghostly forms of the deceased, and recounts the instances when he revealed ... More


Dramatic Possibilities

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/9781469631240.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter five traces James's role as an investigator of mental mediums purporting to communicate messages from the dead through automatic writing and trance speech. It examines the numerous mediums he ... More


Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban Espiritismo

Diana Espirito Santo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060781
eISBN:
9780813050850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060781.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Developing the Dead is the first in-depth ethnographic exploration of the highly diffused and influential practices of contemporary Cuban creole espiritismo. Based on extensive fieldwork among ... 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


Encounter, Selfhood, and Multiplicity

Diana Espírito Santo

in Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban Espiritismo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060781
eISBN:
9780813050850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060781.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses some of the book’s main protagonists and their stories of spiritual encounter and discovery. Through ethnographic vignettes of both experienced and neophyte mediums, this ... More


Reflected Voices, Double Visions1

Margaret Mills Harper

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay outlines the collaboration of George Yeats and W. B. Yeats in the creation of the automatic script and the system that grew out of it, published as A Vision. It considers her role and ... More


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