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 Shamanism Goes Global: Mircea Eliade and Carlos Castaneda

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The increased attention given to shamanism in humanities studies and in popular culture since the 1960s is usually associated with two names: Mircea Eliade and Carlos Castaneda. Eliade, a ... More


Natural Law and the Order of Charity

Matthew Levering

in Biblical Natural Law: A Theocentric and Teleological Approach

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535293
eISBN:
9780191715839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535293.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

If natural law is natural, how and why should one speak of it in the context of biblical revelation and the grace of the Holy Spirit? What is the relationship of natural law and supernatural charity? ... More


Conclusion

Matthew Levering

in Biblical Natural Law: A Theocentric and Teleological Approach

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535293
eISBN:
9780191715839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535293.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This final chapter draws together the arguments presented in the book and makes some conclusions. Through exegesis of biblical texts and through philosophical and theological discussion, the chapters ... More


Euphoria, Depression, & Madness

Gary L. Wenk

in Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388541
eISBN:
9780199863587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388541.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

The neurotransmitter norepinephrine influences your level of arousal while dopamine controls the experience of reward and pleasure. Amphetamine induces the release of norepinephrine and dopamine from ... More


Pelléas et Mélisande: Mélisande as Christ Symbol‐Life, Death, and Resurrection‐and Motivic Reinterpretations of the Whole‐Tone Dyad

Elliott Antokoletz

in Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195365825
eISBN:
9780199868865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter first looks at Act IV, Scene 1, a room in the castle. This scene anticipates Pelléas's fate as foreseen by his father. It then next looks at Act IV, Scene 2, which presents Mélisande as ... More


Ecstasy, Spiritual Knowledge, and Humility

Patrik Hagman

in The Asceticism of Isaac of Nineveh

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593194
eISBN:
9780191595677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593194.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The goals of the ascetic life can be described in various ways, and in this chapter three such symbols are studied. Ecstasy is described by Isaac variously as the experience of leaving both the body ... More


The Agony and the Ecstasy: Predestination in New England Puritanism

Peter J. Thuesen

in Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195174274
eISBN:
9780199872138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174274.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter begins by examining the predestinarian orthodoxy, codified by the confessions of Dort and Westminster, that Puritans brought to America. As Calvinists, Puritans insisted on unconditional ... More


Deleuze and Sex

Frida Beckman (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748642618
eISBN:
9780748671755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642618.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

For Deleuze, sexuality is a force that can capture as well as liberate life. Its flows tend to be repressed and contained in specific forms while at the same time they retain revolutionary potential. ... More


Deleuze, Altered States and Film

Anna Powell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632824
eISBN:
9780748651139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632824.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book offers a typology of altered states, defining dream, hallucination, memory, trance and ecstasy in their cinematic expression, and presenting altered states films as significant ... More


Pauline Lair Lamotte: ‘Je sens que la vérité est là’

Susannah Wilson

in Voices from the Asylum: Four French Women Writers, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579358
eISBN:
9780191595226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579358.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries), European Literature

This chapter examines the case of Pauline Lair Lamotte, a self‐proclaimed mystic under the care of Pierre Janet at the Salpêtrière during the 1880s and 1890s. This patient experienced stigmata and ... More


Between Ecstasy and Truth: Interpretations of Greek Poetics from Homer to Longinus

Stephen Halliwell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570560
eISBN:
9780191738753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570560.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book offers a series of detailed, challenging interpretations of some of the most important texts in the history of ancient Greek poetics: the Homeric epics, Aristophanes' Frogs, Plato's ... More


Dream, Creativity, and Madness in Nineteenth-Century France

Tony James

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151883
eISBN:
9780191672873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151883.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, European Literature

This is an important new analysis of the problematic relationship between dreams and madness as perceived by 19th-century French writers, thinkers, and doctors. Those wishing to know the nature of ... More


Approaching Ecstatic Experiences

Shahar Arzy and Moshe Idel

in Kabbalah: A Neurocognitive Approach to Mystical Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300152364
eISBN:
9780300152371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152364.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The second chapter highlights the central role of ecstasy in mysticism and subsequently presents the four main Kabbalistic ecstatic experiences: autoscopic ecstasy, ascension ecstasy, unitive ... More


Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

David L. Weddle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814764916
eISBN:
9780814762813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764916.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Sacrifice is the cost of religion, paid in many ways, including donations, ascetic self-denial, prayer, fasting, mystical ecstasy, imitative suffering, ritual offerings, and martyrdom. Common ... More


Setting the Scene: Questions of Poetic Value in Greek Culture

Stephen Halliwell

in Between Ecstasy and Truth: Interpretations of Greek Poetics from Homer to Longinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570560
eISBN:
9780191738753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570560.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Starting from the song of Phemius in Odyssey 1, with the divergent reactions to it of the suitors, Penelope, and Telemachus, this chapter introduces some of the competing views of poetry which ... More


The Mind's Infinity: Longinus and the Psychology of the Sublime

Stephen Halliwell

in Between Ecstasy and Truth: Interpretations of Greek Poetics from Homer to Longinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570560
eISBN:
9780191738753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570560.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the treatise On the Sublime combines ecstasy (the ‘thunderbolt’ impact of the sublime) with truth (an expansion of the mind's grasp of reality) into a distinctive paradigm of ... More


Psychoactive Agents and the Self

ROY J MATHEW

in The Lost Self: Pathologies of the Brain and Identity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195173413
eISBN:
9780199865758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173413.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter examines alterations of the self that are due to an array of psychoactive drugs. It discusses the effects of mescaline, cocaine, and ecstasy on the self, and then relates the scientific ... 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


Le Globe and the Intervention of History

Tony James

in Dream, Creativity, and Madness in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151883
eISBN:
9780191672873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151883.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Alexandre Bertrand. Bertrand, trained as a doctor and engineer, had a practical and scientific attitude towards the study of mesmerism and somnambulism, even so he did not ... More


The Much-at-Once

Bruce W. Wilshire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823268337
eISBN:
9780823272501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268337.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This reflective journey ventures an open exploration of ecstatically experienced embodiment. It seeks to rediscover the fullness of life in the world by relocating us in a more complete activation of ... More


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