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dc.creatorBourguignon, Erika, 1924-
dc.identifier.isbn0814201679 (print)
dc.identifier.otherOCLC #416940 (print)
dc.identifier.otherLCCN 72008448 (print)
dc.description(print) x, 389 p. : ill. ; 22 cmen
dc.description.tableofcontentsPreface vii -- Introduction : A Framework for the Comparative Study of Altered States of Consciousness 3 Erika Bourguignon -- Part I : Cross-Cultural and Comparative Studies -- 1. Societal Correlates of Possession Trance in Sub-Saharan Africa 39 Lenora Greenbaum -- 2. Possession Trance in Sub-Saharan Africa : A Descriptive Analysis of Fourteen Societies 58 Lenora Greenbaum -- 3. Social Change, Ecology, and Spirit Possession among the South African Nguni 88 Judith Gussier -- Part II : Field Studies -- 4. Spirit Mediums in Palau : Transformations in a Traditional System 129 Anne P. Leonard -- 5. Apostolics of Yucatan : A Case Study of a Religious Movement 178 Felicitas D. Goodman -- 6. The Shakers of St. Vincent : A Stable Religion 219 Jeannette H. Henney -- 7. Umbanda in Sao Paulo : Religious Innovation in a Developing Society 264 Esther Pressel -- Part III : Some Conclusions -- 8. An Assessment of Some Comparisons and Implications 321 Erika Bourguignon -- Epilogue : Some Notes on Contemporary Americans and the Irrational 340 Erika Bourguignon -- Appendix 359 -- Notes on the Contributors 311 -- Index 379en
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dc.publisherThe Ohio State University Pressen
dc.subject.lcshPsychology, Religious
dc.subject.lcshReligion and sociology
dc.titleReligion, altered states of consciousness, and social changeen

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