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The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Emma E. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Mind Possessed examines spirit concepts and mediumistic practices from a cognitive scientific perspective. Drawing primarily, but not exclusively, from ethnographic data collected ... More


 Spirits as Concepts

Emma Cohen

in The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Chapter 6 considers the form and spread of spirit concepts, drawing heavily on ethnographic data and emerging theories within epidemiological studies of culture. This chapter suggests why spirit ... More


Types of Power

Carl Olson

in Indian Asceticism: Power, Violence, and Play

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190225315
eISBN:
9780190225346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225315.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

The major part of this chapter is an examination of the third chapter of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali concerning powers acquired by ascetics. The discussion about various types of powers is expanded ... More


Comparison: Critiques and Challenges

Oliver Freiberger

in Considering Comparison: A Method for Religious Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199965007
eISBN:
9780190929107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199965007.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, World Religions

This chapter addresses theoretical critiques that have been raised and challenges with which comparison is confronted. It first demonstrates that comparison has been used in service of different and ... More


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