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>   Numinous Conversations: Performance and the Manifestation of Spirits in Spirit Possession Practices

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>   Numinous Conversations: Performance and the Manifestation of Spirits in Spirit Possession Practices

Jack Hunter
Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol


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Spirit possession is an extremely complex phenomenon, with social, cultural, psychological and, potentially, parapsychological components. All of these different aspects interact and coalesce to produce something that is very difficult to reduce into a simple explanatory scheme. In this chapter, however, I am going to focus only on the behavioural aspects of this unusual phenomenon, in particular those aspects that might be referred to as ‘performance,’ and the way that performance is utilised in the manifestation of spirits. This is not because I consider this perspective to be the best for interpreting and understanding spirit possession, but rather because it illuminates interesting issues, which in turn highlight other components of the phenomenon.

This chapter will examine spirit possession practices from a cross-cultural perspective, drawing on the anthropological and ethnographic literature on spirit possession, as well as on my own field research with trance mediums in Bristol. My research takes the form of participant observation at the Bristol Spirit Lodge, a group devoted to the development of trance and physical mediumship. The Lodge was established in 2005 by Christine, the circle leader, after she was ‘made aware’ of the reality of spirit mediumship during a seance she attended with a friend. I have been conducting field research with the group since 2009


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Fonte: Hunter, J. (2013). Numinous Conversations: Performance and the Manifestation of Spirits in Spirit Possession Practices. In A. Voss & W. Rowlandson (eds.) (2013).
Daimonic Imagination: Uncanny Intelligence . Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars. pp. 391-403.
- https://www.academia.edu/5145568/Numinous_Conversations_Performance_and_the_Manifestation_of_Spirits_in_Spirit_Possession_Practices

 

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>   Anthropology & the Supernatural: From Spirits to Consciousness
>   Beyond Castaneda: A Brief History of Psychedelics in Anthropology
>   "Between Realness and Unrealness": Anthropology, Parapsychology and the Ontology of Non-Ordinary Realities
>   Can Science See Spirits?
>   Contemporary Physical Mediumship: Is it Part of a Continuous Tradition?
>   Definitions, Origins, Functions and Experiences: Trends in the Anthropology of the Supernatural from Tylor to Turner
>   Music and Altered States of Consciousness in Shamanism and Spirit Possession: An Overview of the Literature
>   Numinous Conversations: Performance and the Manifestation of Spirits in Spirit Possession Practices
>   "Spirits are the Problem": Anthropology and Conceptualising Spiritual Beings
>   Talking With the Spirits: Anthropology and Interpreting Spirit Communicator

Leiam de Jack Hunter; Joey M. Caswell, Lucas W.E. Tessaro :
>   Phenomenological Convergence between Major Paradigms of Classic Parapsychology and Cross-Cultural Practices: An Exploration of Paranthropology

 



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