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Shamanic Trance in Modern Kabbalah

Jonathan Garb

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226282077
eISBN:
9780226282060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282060.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the shamanic dimensions of Jewish mysticism. The author integrates methods and models from the social sciences, comparative religion, and Jewish studies to offer a view of the ... More


Conclusion

Laurel Kendall

in Shamans, Nostalgias, and the IMF: South Korean Popular Religion in Motion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833435
eISBN:
9780824870577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833435.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It argues that the realization of shamanship is a difficult and by no means certain process. And as in other societies with active ... More


Birds and Humanity: Women’s Songs

Mark Hertica

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/9780252036569.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents translations and interpretations of six women's songs that speak to the power of the feminine voice and the feminine soul. These songs feature feminine shape-shifting relations ... More


The Gnostic True Man

April D. DeConick

in The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examines rise of Gnostic Spirituality within historical environment of shamanic practices and mystery initiation; Engages the movie, “The Truman Show.”


The Ambiguities of Becoming: Phony Shamans and What Are Mudang After All?

Laurel Kendall

in Shamans, Nostalgias, and the IMF: South Korean Popular Religion in Motion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833435
eISBN:
9780824870577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833435.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter continues the discussion of inspiration and skilled performance that began in Chapter 3, asking what it means to become a shaman in the present Korean moment. It introduces three ... More


Initiating Performance: Chini’s Story

Laurel Kendall

in Shamans, Nostalgias, and the IMF: South Korean Popular Religion in Motion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833435
eISBN:
9780824870577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833435.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The ability to speak the words of the spirits (kongsu) is central to shamanic practice, and the opening of a prospective shaman's “gates of speech” (malmun) is the central task of an initiation ... More


Of Hungry Ghosts and Other Matters of Consumption

Laurel Kendall

in Shamans, Nostalgias, and the IMF: South Korean Popular Religion in Motion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833435
eISBN:
9780824870577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833435.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores as contradictory impulses the desire for and the moral disdain of new wealth and what it can buy. Shamans, gods, and ancestors enact this contemporary paradox through the medium ... More


Memory Horizons: Kut from Two Ethnographic Presents

Laurel Kendall

in Shamans, Nostalgias, and the IMF: South Korean Popular Religion in Motion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833435
eISBN:
9780824870577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833435.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter compares two examples of kut, one from 1977 and another from 1992. In March 1977, angry spirits accosted a certain Mrs. Min and drove her mad. Shamans labored throughout a chilly spring ... More


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