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Hypnotic Hymns

Peter Jeffery

in The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117608
eISBN:
9780300135084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117608.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter considers Smith's claim of receiving a new understanding of worship after listening to the different Byzantine hymns in Mar Saba. It shows that Smith believed Jesus' initiation rites ... More


The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming: Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity

Kenneth Schweitzer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036699
eISBN:
9781621030065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036699.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

An iconic symbol and sound of the Lucumí/Santería religion, Afro-Cuban batá are talking drums that express the epic mythological narratives of the West African Yoruba deities known as orisha. By ... More


Introduction

William S. Sax and Helene Basu

in The Law of Possession: Ritual, Healing, and the Secular State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275747
eISBN:
9780190275778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275747.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Practices combining ritual healing with “spirit possession” and judicial procedures are widely distributed in space and time. This volume asks why this seems so counterintuitive to the modern ... More


The Law of Possession: Ritual, Healing, and the Secular State

William S. Sax and Helene Basu (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275747
eISBN:
9780190275778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275747.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This volume interrogates the great divide introduced by modernization theorists between the “rational,” “scientific,” or “modern,” on the one hand, and “irrational,” “ritual,” or “nonmodern,” on the ... More


Gods of Justice

William S. Sax

in The Law of Possession: Ritual, Healing, and the Secular State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275747
eISBN:
9780190275778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275747.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Many local gods in the Western Himalayas of North India are “Gods of Justice,” who settle disputes and pronounce upon the guilt and innocence of those who come to them for relief. This chapter ... More


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