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Spirit Possessions and Avenging Ghosts: Stories of Supernatural Activity as Narratives of Terror and Mechanisms of Coping and Remembering

Veena Das, Arthur Kleinman, Margaret Lock, Mamphela Ramphele, and Pamela Reynolds

in Remaking a World: Violence, Social Suffering, and Recovery

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223295
eISBN:
9780520924857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223295.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter deals with two interrelated issues related to supernatural activity. It first describes and places in perspective the appearance of certain narratives that illustrate two different ... More


. Contact with tThe Supernatural

Michael Kinsella

in Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739831
eISBN:
9781604739848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739831.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

A legend-trip culminates in contact with the supernatural. In the case of the Incunabula Papers, this contact occurs when participants perform the belief, or literally believe, that the documents ... More


A New Medium for an Old Message

Wilburn Hansen

in When Tengu Talk: Hirata Atsutane’s Ethnography of the Other World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832094
eISBN:
9780824869304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832094.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introductory chapter provides a background of Hirata Atsutane’s Senkyō ibun, which he wrote in 1822. Senkyō ibun is a voluminous work centered upon Atsutane’s interviews with the so-called ... More


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