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The Transformative Body

Vesna A. Wallace

in The Inner Kalacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195122114
eISBN:
9780199834808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195122119.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The first part of this last chapter discusses the path of actualizing gnosis in relation to the individual. The Kālacakratantra's theory of the nature of gnosis, prāṇas (life force or life winds), ... More


Pathological Gambling

Mike W. Martin

in From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304718
eISBN:
9780199786572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304713.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents an integrated, moral-therapeutic perspective on pathological gambling. Such a perspective emphasizes helping individuals to accept responsibility, where responsibility refers to ... More


Fundamental Buddhist Teachings

Charles Goodman

in Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375190
eISBN:
9780199871377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375190.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents the basic descriptive teachings of the three main forms of the Buddhist religion and sketches some of the differences between them. It explains how reincarnation is possible ... More


The Gnostic Body

Vesna A. Wallace

in The Inner Kalacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195122114
eISBN:
9780199834808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195122119.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the Kālacakratantra and the Kālacakra tradition as a Buddhist gnostic system. To do this it examines the various ways in which the tantric system interprets gnosis and its ... More


Popular Magic

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0031
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

For many people, spiritual consolations were undoubtedly a very real answer to affliction; it would be foolish to underestimate the success with which early modern religions coped at the mental level ... More


Society of the Dead: Quita Manaquita and Palo Praise in Cuba

Todd Ochoa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256835
eISBN:
9780520947924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256835.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This book explores Palo, a Kongo-inspired “society of affliction” that is poorly understood at the margins of Cuban popular religion. Narrated as an encounter with two teachers of Palo, the book ... More


The Schooling of Desire: Nature's Purifying Role in Affliction

Belden C. Lane

in Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755080
eISBN:
9780199894956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755080.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Keeping desire within its proper bounds was not an easy task for English and American Puritans in the seventeenth century. Unmanaged longing could lead to antinomianism, a disregard for the ... More


Introduction

Todd Ramón Ochoa

in Society of the Dead: Quita Manaquita and Palo Praise in Cuba

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256835
eISBN:
9780520947924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256835.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This book is about insignificant experiences, fleeting events, and minor intimacies felt at the limits of our reason. It traces the Kongo-inspired society of affliction called Palo and its ... More


Ngoma: Discourses of Healing in Central and Southern Africa

John Janzen

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520072657
eISBN:
9780520910850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520072657.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Ngoma, in Bantu, means drum, song, performance, and healing cult or association. A widespread form of ritual healing in Central and Southern Africa, it is fully investigated here for the first time ... More


Diseases and Parasites

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Predators aren't the only exploiters of bison. Like all big organisms they are a resource for hundreds of kinds of tiny life forms that use them in a variety of intriguing ways. And size is no ... More


Settings and Samples in African Cults of Affliction

John M. Janzen

in Ngoma: Discourses of Healing in Central and Southern Africa

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520072657
eISBN:
9780520910850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520072657.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents an impressionistic picture of cults of affliction in Kinshasa, Zaire; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Mbabane-Manzini, Swaziland; and Cape Town, South Africa. Nkita is associated with ... More


Localization of Bodies in Time: Life Cycle and Other Crises

Hager El Hadidi

in Zar: Spirit Possession, Music, and Healing Rituals in Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774166976
eISBN:
9781617978135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166976.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter explores the association between zar possession crises and those that relate to the anxieties around periods of transitions in the life cycle of a person. Symptoms of zar affliction tend ... More


Kenosis: Empty, Emptied

Douglas E. Christie

in The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812325
eISBN:
9780199979745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812325.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the notion of kenosis or self-emptying. In Christianity, this idea is understood as manifested principally in God's radical gesture of kenosis (the relinquishment of divinity) ... More


Interlude Decreated

Simon Palfrey

in Poor Tom: Living "King Lear"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226150642
eISBN:
9780226150789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226150789.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This section asks whether Edgar/Tom can be understood in the light of Simone Weil’s understanding of decreation and renunciation, an absolute affliction that reduces oneself to impersonality, and ... More


Affliction: An Introduction

Veena Das

in Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261802
eISBN:
9780823268917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261802.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the trajectories of health and disease in the context of poverty, drawing on the concepts of affliction and suffering. Focusing on low-income neighborhoods in Delhi, it ... More


Trivializing Possession

in Believe Not Every Spirit: Possession, Mysticism, & Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226762821
eISBN:
9780226762951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226762951.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter trivializes diabolic possession and shows the banality of such cases in early modern Europe. It argues that demonic possession was originally a catch-all term that was used in premodern ... More


Self-GoverninG SpiritS: La Samaritana and Puerto Rico's Espiriteros

Reinaldo L. Román

in Governing Spirits: Religion, Miracles, and Spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898-1956

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831410
eISBN:
9781469604688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888940_roman.8
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Spiritism arrived in Puerto Rico sometime in the mid-nineteenth century, finding a home in a district of the island's incipient ciudad letrada (“city of letters”), whose architects were mostly ... More


Inner Turmoil and Internecine Strife among Political Exiles

Ning Wang

in Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness: Political Exile and Re-education in Mao's China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713187
eISBN:
9781501714016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713187.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter delves into the psychological world and behavioural patterns of political exiles. It shows that many of them, especially the rightists, still identified with Party ideology and accepted ... More


Elizabeth Major

Rachel Adcock, Sara Read, and Anna Ziomek

in Flesh and Spirit: An anthology of seventeenth-century women's writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090233
eISBN:
9781781707166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090233.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter comprises an introduction to Puritan writer Elizabeth Major and her published work, selected reading, and the edited text of her Honey on the Rod: Or a Comfortable Contemplation for One ... More


Exile

Tom Licence

in Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300211542
eISBN:
9780300255584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211542.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter recounts Edward the Confessor's exile that was mostly spent in in Normandy for almost twenty-five years. It reviews the responses to proper exile that barely changed between the ninth ... More


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