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Reclaiming the Past and Redefining the Present

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the ways that contemporary curanderos as well as neo-shamans have endeavored to continue to “import” knowledge from Mesoamerica and South America. It shows that contemporary ... More


Popularity of—and Controversy in—Contemporary Shamanism

Anne Kalvig

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199315314
eISBN:
9780190258245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199315314.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on neo-shamans in a medialized setting. Using the Norwegian, celebrity shaman and medium Gro-Helen Tørum, other practitioners from media, and the author's own fieldwork as ... More


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