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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 Spirit World

Rane Willerslev

in Soul Hunters: Hunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252165
eISBN:
9780520941007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252165.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter centers on the spirit world, showing that the Yukaghirs hardly give names to spirits and have no neatly ordered system of classification. It then develops an argument that relates this ... More


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