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 Teaching Healing Rituals/Ritual Healing

Susan S. Sered and Linda L. Barnes

in Teaching Ritual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter deals with one of the earliest and most ubiquitous forms of ritual activity in the human record: seeking the aid of a greater power in a quest for healing. Because of the enormity of the ... More


Postcript: Ritual Healing and Modernity

William S. Sax

in God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335866
eISBN:
9780199868919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335866.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins with a brief description of the outrage elicited by the author's remarks, that ritual healing sometimes “works” by addressing the social causes of stress-related disorders. It ... More


Landscape, Memory, and Ritual

William S. Sax

in God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335866
eISBN:
9780199868919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335866.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on healers, specifically oracular consultations and the major healing rituals. Local notions of place and landscape are of fundamental importance in oracular consultations as ... More


Rituals of Family Unity

William S. Sax

in God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335866
eISBN:
9780199868919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335866.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter takes a closer look at some healing rituals to see what they tell us about the relationship between persons their families. It presents several transcripts of oracular consulting, ... More


Oracles, Gurus, and Distributed Agency

William S. Sax

in God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335866
eISBN:
9780199868919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335866.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines oracles and gurus, the two main types of ritual specialists in the healing cult of Bhairav. It shows that they are distinguished above all in terms of agency and patiency. The ... More


Gender and Healing in Navajo Society

Thomas J. Csordas

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Navajo are among the three largest indigenous tribes in North America (the Cherokee and Lakota, or Sioux, are the others) and as a people possess a land and natural resource base larger than that ... More


“Medical Doctors Can't Do You No Good”: Conjure and African American Traditions of Healing

Yvonne P. Chireau

in Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209879
eISBN:
9780520940277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209879.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the relationship between African American supernaturalism and healing. Ever since the slavery period, black people in the United States have retained distinctive ideas and ... More


‘Are Any Among You Sick?’: Ritual, Possession, and Healing

Risto Uro

in Ritual and Christian Beginnings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199661176
eISBN:
9780191793455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661176.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religious Studies

This chapter argues that a ritual approach to Jesus’ healing is a meaningful project: the topic converges with many issues that anthropologists of shamanism and spirit possession have discussed under ... More


How Ngoma Works: Of Codes and Consciousness

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/9780520072657.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter seeks to understand how knowledge is constructed and used. It then covers the application of several academic analytic evaluations of ngoma, including the role of metaphor shaping, of ... More


Introduction

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/9789774166976.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This book examines how different people in metropolitan Cairo experience zar as spirits, as rituals, and as a spiritual and initiatory path. Zar is a healing ritual complex practiced in societies ... More


The Goddess Plugged In: Pritam Bhartwan and the Commodification of Possession Rituals

Stefan Fiol

in Recasting Folk in the Himalayas: Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041204
eISBN:
9780252099786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041204.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Jagar rituals have long been stigmatized as a type of folk religion because they involve animal sacrifice, corporeal possession, and the participation of low-status divinities and social groups. In ... More


Sociopolitical, Gender, and Cultural Factors in the Conceptualization and Treatment of Depression among Haitian Women

Guerda Nicolas, Bridget Hirsch, and Clelia Beltrame

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes various social factors in the lives of Haitian women that intersect with the experience of depression. It presents an overview of socio-political influences on the health and ... More


Somatic Poetry: Toward an Embodied Ethnopoetics

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the poetic qualities and nuances of the art of ritual healing, a genre termed as “somatic poetry.” Flowing out from the emphasis of the body as a site of social and cosmological ... More


Narratives of Sorrow and Dignity: Japanese Women, Pregnancy Loss, and Modern Rituals of Grieving

Bardwell L. Smith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199942138
eISBN:
9780199345915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942138.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A central focus of this volume is on the social and cultural silence to child or pregnancy loss in Japan and the emergence of women’s voices expressing their varied feelings, together with the ... More


In the Beginning: The Navajo Genesis

Jerrold Levy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211285
eISBN:
9780520920576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211285.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book's analysis of Navajo creation and origin myths shows what other interpretations often overlook: that the Navajo religion is as complete and nuanced an attempt to answer humanity's big ... More


Perpetrators and Victims Return Home

David A. Hoekema

in We Are The Voice of the Grass: Interfaith Peace Activism in Northern Uganda

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190923150
eISBN:
9780190923181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923150.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

With the LRA’s withdrawal from Uganda and its release of those who had been abducted, ARLPI redirected its efforts to rehabilitation and reconciliation, as described in this chapter. Priorities ... More


The saints of the entrails and the bowels of the earth

Jacques Gélis

in Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526127051
eISBN:
9781526138682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526127051.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This article explores the texts and visual representations of the ‘saints of the bowels’ in order to establish an anthropological classification of aching bellies in early-modern France. A web of ... More


Conclusions

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/9780226762951.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

After 1650, the number of group possessions in convents decreased before disappearing altogether. When religious orders that had developed such interiorized techniques and exercises purged themselves ... More


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