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Nova Religio. 2020; 234113–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.113
Published: 15 April 2020
... normative? In A Goddess in Motion, the anthropologist and filmmaker Roger Canals offers one approach. Making change central to his analysis, Canals argues that in the cult of Mar ´a Lionza a Venezuelan mediumship religion with a strong following in the central-west region of Yaracuy visual creativity is...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234111–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.111
Published: 15 April 2020
... Goddess in Motion, the anthropologist and filmmaker Roger Canals offers one approach. Making change central to his analysis, Canals argues that in the cult of Mar ´a Lionza a Venezuelan mediumship religion with a strong following in the central-west region of Yaracuy visual creativity is consubstantial...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23360–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.60
Published: 01 February 2020
... s emphasis on spirit mediumship and rituals of dis- obsessive healing (cura desobsessiva),10 scholars have characterized the Valley of the Dawn as either an offshoot 11 or an especially syncretic form of Kardecist spiritism: a veritable sponge that absorbs and unites a host of belief systems into...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 2325–17 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.5
Published: 01 November 2019
... female spirits. Mediumship, in general, Willsky-Ciollo: New Religious Movements in the Long Nineteenth Century 11 traversed gender boundaries by enabling women to claim authority in the public sphere and by muddling gender as a construct when female mediums embodied male entities.20 At one point during...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22460–74 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.60
Published: 01 May 2019
... contents. There s a real evil spirit in here. My [investigation] team was here last night, and we were picking up quite a lot from it, he delightedly declared. Go on, you lot. See what you can do with it! In contemporary England, the claim that an object is haunted is far from unusual. While my core...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 223132–133 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.132
Published: 01 February 2019
... every sense. Naran Bilik, Fudan University, Shanghai Spirits and Trance in Brazil. An Anthropology of Religious Experience. By Bettina E. Schmidt. Bloomsbury, 2016. 226 pages. £102.60; ebook available. Bettina E. Schmidt s current study tackles an important question about spirits, trance, and mediumship...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 223162–165 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.162
Published: 01 February 2019
... the symptoms of what he referred to as hysteria. Kilborn added to this discourse (via her spirit control) in penning an essay entitled The Mysteric (as Massicotte explains, a port- manteau for hysteria and mystic ) in which she explores the phenom- enon of the female mystic as hysteric...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 223130–132 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.130
Published: 01 February 2019
.... Naran Bilik, Fudan University, Shanghai Spirits and Trance in Brazil. An Anthropology of Religious Experience. By Bettina E. Schmidt. Bloomsbury, 2016. 226 pages. £102.60; ebook available. Bettina E. Schmidt s current study tackles an important question about spirits, trance, and mediumship how do we...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 211124–125 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.1.124
Published: 01 August 2017
... University Press offers a supplemental website with audio and video where the reader can hear and see the musical boundary-work in action. While spirit mediumship and healing are cen- tral and similar in all three religious traditions, it is the music song and drum that separates and merges in these...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 21131–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.1.31
Published: 01 August 2017
... aesthetics East Africa ecumenical community Jjajja Ndawula John Herman Musoke Ssemanda Kisuule Kulabugo kusamira mutual aid performative music pluralism ritual aesthetics ritual healing spirit mediumship Uganda wellness Sound and the Social Aesthetics of Religious Pluralism in Southern...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 211100–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.1.100
Published: 01 August 2017
... history. This relatively short book opens with a brief intro- duction, followed by a chapter defining the nature of ghosts as they are commonly understood, be they spirits, souls, or demons. The book then follows a familiar pattern in offering three chapters covering examples of ghost stories from...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 211125–127 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.1.125
Published: 01 August 2017
... compose and lead pontos in honor of their spirits and for the benefit of their spiritual evolution or enlightenment. The R Gongo 2008 celebration (chapter 7) and the 2007 Alma Cigana (Gypsy Soul) festival (chapter 8) are two unique events framed within Umbanda that appear to empower their participants...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 21160–84 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.1.60
Published: 01 August 2017
... works being Teixeira s own) and is regularly attend- ing Teixeira s weekly seminars. After graduating from this candidacy, an adept is invited to attend weekly mediumistic meetings, where adepts practice their mediumship in pairs (with one person as a medium for disturbed disincarnate spirits that have...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 204138–139 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.138
Published: 01 May 2017
...Mary Ann Clark © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban Espiritismo . By Diana Espírito Santo . University Press of Florida , 2015 . 320 pages. $74.95 cloth. scriptures in Proverbs, and the fear a child might...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 204136–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.136
Published: 01 May 2017
..., particularly those who, like herself, are Nones currently raising a child. Kate Holbrook, LDS Church History Department Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban Espiritismo. By Diana Esp ´rito Santo. University Press of Florida, 2015. 320 pages. $74.95 cloth. There have been few scholarly works on...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 202144–147 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.20.2.144
Published: 01 November 2016
...- tions, the volume covers phenomena such as mediumship, possession, channeling, reincarnation, therapeutic practices, and theoretical ex- planations. These various interactions are then centralized around discarnate beings, entities which claim to be (or are claimed by the Nova Religio 144 primary...
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Nova Religio. 2015; 183116–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2015.18.3.116
Published: 01 February 2015
... cloth, $37.95 paper. David Wilson wants to draw us away from a crude distinction between spirit mediumship as a typically feminine practice, involving passive pos- session by spirits, and shamanism as a typically masculine practice, involving active control of spirits. He argues that it is far more...
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Nova Religio. 2015; 183114–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2015.18.3.114
Published: 01 February 2015
.... David Wilson wants to draw us away from a crude distinction between spirit mediumship as a typically feminine practice, involving passive pos- session by spirits, and shamanism as a typically masculine practice, involving active control of spirits. He argues that it is far more illuminat- ing to analyse...
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Nova Religio. 2015; 19145–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2015.19.1.45
Published: 01 August 2015
... women through mediumship, see Ann Braude, Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women s Rights in Nineteenth-Century America (Boston: Beacon Press, 1989). 11 For a history of the development of chiropractic care, see J. Stuart Moore, Chiropractic in...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 172110–111 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.17.2.110
Published: 01 November 2013
... sometimes explicit and sometimes subtle religious dimensions of various contemporary cultural phenomena. The essays cover such diverse topics as psychedelic drug use, Burmese spirit mediumship, Star Trek fan culture, Buddhist meditation, Reviews 111 ...