Possessing Spirits and Healing Selves

Embodiment and Transformation in an Afro-Brazilian Religion

  • Authors
  • Rebecca Seligman

Part of the Culture, Mind, and Society book series (CMAS)

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Spirit possession involves the displacement of a human's conscious self by a powerful other who temporarily occupies the human's body. Here, Seligman shows that spirit possession represents a site for understanding fundamental aspects of human experience, especially those involved with interactions among meaning, embodiment, and subjectivity.


Embodiment Self Candomblé Symbolic Healing Mental Health Trance Spirit Possession Dissociation interaction religion transformation

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