Possessed by the Spirits

However , according to Jenny , when a medium is completely possessed she has
no control over the spirit : Sometimes they are not in you completely , so you are
still able to control yourself and control a little bit of what god says ... but when ...


Author: Karen Fjelstad

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501719141

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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The essays in this volume examine the resurgence of the Mother Goddess religion among contemporary Vietnamese following the economic "Renovation" period in Vietnam. Anthropologists explore the forces that compel individuals to become mediums and the social repercussions of their decisions and interactions.

Discerning Spirits

Thus chapter 1 , “ Possessed Behaviors , ” explores the twinned cultural
categories of demonic and divine possession ... This chapter focuses on how
spirit possession and the testing of spirits acted as complex processes of identity
formation .


Author: Nancy Caciola

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801473349

Category: History

Page: 327

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Possessed behaviors -- Ciphers -- Fallen women and fallen angels -- Breath, heart, bowels -- Exorcizing demonic disorder -- Testing spirits in the effeminate age

Ecstatic Religion

Ecstatic Religion has, since its first appearance in 1971, became the classic investigative study of these puzzling phenomena.


Author: I. M. Lewis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041530508X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 186

View: 254

"States of spirit possession, in which believers feel themselves to be "possessed" by the deity and raised to a new plane of existence, are found in almost all known religions. From Dionysiac cults to Haitiam voodoo, Christian and Sufi mysticism to shamanic ritual, the rapture and frenzy of ecstatic experience forms an iconic expression of faith in all its devastating power and unpredictability. Ecstatic Religion has, since its first appearance in 1971, became the classic investigative study of these puzzling phenomena. Exploring the social and political significance of spiritual ecstasy and possession, it concerns the distinct types of functions of mystical experience--in particular, the differences between powerful male-dominated possession cults which reinforce established morality and power, and marginal, renegade ecstatics expressing forms of protest on behalf of the oppressed, especially women"--Publisher description.

The Insurgency of the Spirit

63 Hollenbach notes that demon possession reflects “class antagonisms in
economic exploitation” while Myers develops ... Through classifying persons as
possessed by demonic spirits, first-century CE Palestine culture dehumanized


Author: Robert Shore-Goss


ISBN: 9781793623195

Category: Ecotheology

Page: 384

View: 542

This book is an animist Christian liberation theology and a call to insurrection against the fossil fuel empires that have created the climate catastrophe. As such, it retrieves the animist Jesus to inspire resistance to anti-ecological, contemporary settler colonization of the Earth. --John Grim, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Yale Divinity School

Weekly World News

YOUR PJT MAY POSSESSED housecat goes from normal pet, upper right, to
raging beast, right, after evil spirit takes over ... Friendly family pets horses —
have been tak- en over by evil spirits and changed into fiendish bloodthirsty
beasts, say ...






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Rooted in the creative success of over 30 years of supermarket tabloid publishing, the Weekly World News has been the world's only reliable news source since 1979. The online hub www.weeklyworldnews.com is a leading entertainment news site.

The Lodha and Their Spirit possessed Men

In such circumstances , it cannot be expected that they will show good
meaningful object relationship , and this has been confirmed by the data which
show that only one - third of the spirit - possessed men and less than one - half of
the Lodha ...


Author: Pramode Chandra Ray


ISBN: UOM:39015081302369

Category: Lodha (Indic people).

Page: 138

View: 268

Spirit Possession Modernity Power in Africa

Power to Heal , Power to Kill Spirit Possession & War in Northern Uganda ( 1986
– 1994 ) Heike Behrend Postcolonial times have seen a growing number of wars
in Africa , for instance , in Angola , Mozambique , Somalia , Liberia , Rwanda ...


Author: Heike Behrend

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299166341

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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In Africa as well as in Europe, many spirits and their mediums are part of local as well as global cultures. Christian spirits named Hitler, Mussolini, or King Bruce (Bruce Lee) flourish in a pantheon of new holy spirits in Uganda waging war against the government. Spirits of airplanes, engines, guitars, and angels are found in Central Africa; and thunder, snakes, and rain as well as playboys and prostitutes inhabit the spirit world in West Africa. Spirit possession cults have continued to proliferate, even in the secular West, and continue to be a subject of intense interest. Despite the continuous expansion of the field, some problems are only now beginning to be explored. The experts in this volume focus on questions of power, the history and inner dynamics of cults, the role of gender and images of the other, based on research conducted during the last fifteen years in Africa. The contributors document changes taking place across the continent as possession beliefs and practices respond to new circumstances and address the shifting local implications of an increasingly global socio-economy. Gender, ethnicity, and class are examined as intersecting forces and features of spirit phenomena. The case studies presented are richly contextualized: history, social organization and upheaval, alternative religious options—all are considered relevant to an understanding of possession forms. Contributors: Leslie Sharp, Heike Behrend, Adeline Masquelier, Mathias Krings, Jean-Paul Colleyn, Alexandra O. de Sousa, Susan Kenyon, Tobias Wendl, Ute Luig, and Linda Giles Co-published with James Currey Publishers, U.K. The Wisconsin edition is not for sale in the United Kingdon, the traditional British Commonwealth (excepting Canada), nor in Europe.

Karma and Rebirth in Classical Indian Traditions

In Tulunad, it is believed that there are many spirits of men and women long dead
who possess people and who must be propitiated in the body they have
possessed.* The fact is that both the spirits of the dead and gods may possess


Author: Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520302174

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Karma is perhaps the most famous concept in Indian philosophy, but this is the first comprehensive study of its various meanings and philosophical implications. Karma and Rebirth in Classical Indian Traditions offers a harmony of approach and an underlying set of methodological assumptions: a corpus of definitions of karma, a dialectic between abstract theory and historical explanation, and an awareness of logical oppositions in theories of karma. No “solution” to the paradox of karma is offered, but the volume as a whole presents a consistent and encompassing approach to the many different, often conflicting, Indian statements of the problem. Broad in scope and richly detailed, this book demonstrates the impossibility of speaking of “the theory of karma” and supplies the basis for further study. Exploring methodological issues arising in the study of a non-Western system of soteriology and rebirth, the contributors question the interaction of medical and philosophical models of the human body, the incorporation of philosophical theories into practical religions with which they are logically incompatible, and the problem of historical reconstruction of a complex theory of human life. This title is part of UC Press’s Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1980.

Hours at Home

Any- ceive that they are making the world thing is a possession that dispossesses
the familiar with demoniacal ... We know that there are bad tences are true ,
actually getting possessed spirits , and it may be that they are noway —all the ...




ISBN: UCD:31175029506097

Category: Theology


View: 422

How to Cast Out Demons and Evil Spirit

This book is loaded for those who really want to know, understand and even possibly become deliverance ministers. Wait no more, click the bottom key to buy and enjoy the wealth of knowledge shared in this book.


Author: T. B. JOSHUA


ISBN: 9798632017862


Page: 127

View: 573

The Author of the book, THE EYES OF DARKNESS just unveils another hit that is an eye opener to the works and attacks of the devil towards humanity and how to avoid them squarely. In its new book, you will discover 7 signs of a wicked heart and husband, evil person, symptoms and characteristics of a hardened possessed person, and how beginners on witchcraft got started and how it hurt them afterward. Through the book you will understand exorcism scary and demon angels and list of famous freemasonry decree and celebrities you long to know. THE BOOK, HOW TO CAST OUT DEMONS AND EVIL SPIRITS will open your eyes more on demons notification about exorcism, demonology and the diseased black warriors, musicians, temple and the jewelry protection for the house of emoji, quotes and documentary, reclaiming of destiny from the dark world, and how to end magic kingdom and story of hidden mania and mickey guide. In it you will get serious powerful prayer points against the pandemic coronarvirus, witchcraft (witches & wizards) and fictions of wicca and deliverance from darkness. This book is loaded for those who really want to know, understand and even possibly become deliverance ministers. Wait no more, click the bottom key to buy and enjoy the wealth of knowledge shared in this book.

Demon Possession and Allied Themes

That God and not Moses is represented as the author of this law is
unquestionable . That these repeated denunciations against those who have
familiar spirits should refer only to the mere pretence of being “ witches , ” without
any intimation in ...


Author: John Livingston Nevius


ISBN: HARVARD:32044022664015

Category: China

Page: 520

View: 819

Spirit Possession and Exorcism

This two-volume text reviews spirit possession throughout history, analyzes case studies from a cognitive neuroscience perspective, and examines rites for exorcism.


Author: Patrick McNamara

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313384325

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 373

View: 968

This two-volume text reviews spirit possession throughout history, analyzes case studies from a cognitive neuroscience perspective, and examines rites for exorcism. * Provides a comprehensive bibliography of materials that gathers historical, anthropological, and archaeological sources, as well as comparative religionist and neurologic literature * Contains indexes that reference key religious events, rituals, and personalities, and cross-reference key characteristics of case studies

Spirit Possession in Native America

The spirits are summoned with special spirit songs which simultaneously put the
shaman into a trance , during which the spirit occupies the shaman's body and
speaks through his mouth . Among the manifestations of possession are attacks
of ...


Author: Kenneth Malcolm Stewart


ISBN: UCAL:C2925754

Category: Indian mythology

Page: 220

View: 848

Prayers Against Marine Spirits

Are you finding solutions to any or all of the problems below but you find it difficult? Then this book is for you Uncontrollable sex Uncontrollable masturbation Watching of pornographic videos Chronic Anger in You 1.


Author: Dr. Olusola Coker

Publisher: Tektime

ISBN: 9788835407430

Category: Religion


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The time has come to put a final stop on the activities of Marine Spirits. In recent times Marine Spirits has caused a lot of damages to the human race including Churches by influencing their behavioral pattern. Marine Spirits conduct their operation inside waters and made the oceans, rivers, seas, streams, and lakes their stronghold. However, it is extremely difficult to detect Marine Spirits than any other Spirits including witchcraft spirit. Unlike Witchcraft spirits who are aggressive and impatient in their operation, Marine Spirit is different, they are patient, well mannered and cultured in their operation. Are you finding solutions to any or all of the problems below but you find it difficult? Then this book is for you Uncontrollable sex Uncontrollable masturbation Watching of pornographic videos Chronic Anger in You 1. Dead in everything in a man's life, eg, dead brain, dead organs, dead spiritual life. 2. The weakening of pastors power to perform a miracle or cast out demons 3. Inability to get married on time 4. Frequent divorce 5. Bankruptcy 6. Spirit wife 7. Spirit husband 8. Sex in the dream Please find below the characteristics of Marine Spirits Marine Spirits are wicked as witchcraft spirits Marine spirits can wait for years to destroy their victims Marine Spirits come in the form of beautiful ladies and they work with a purpose in mind Marine Spirits are always materialistic Marine Spirits can make victim wealthy temporarily but later deal with them ruthlessly. Marine spirits have their agents everywhere especially in Churches, who hide under the cover of church and lead people into immorality, fornication, lesbianism, homosexuals and so on. In some cases, Marine Spirit agents could be pastors, general overseer, and church leader and so on. Such pastors engage in various forms of an immoral act with Church members. You have to be careful about which church you attend. Marine Spirit executes their plans by possessing either a man or a woman. The marine kingdom is headed by the queen of the coast. Marine Spirits possess female than male There are two types of Marine Spirits. They are conscious and unconscious. The formal know they are possessed, while the latter doesn't. Marine spirits use sex to oppress men and scatter homes through the power of sex. Marine Spirits are extremely fashion-crazy, they dress to attract on purpose, they walk to attract on purpose. Most ladies that date married men without remorse are Marine Spirits. They enjoy breaking the hearts of their victims so as to render them emotionally unstable. They make their victims take wrong decisions that will render their life useless. Marine Spirits agents are very unstable in relationships and they cannot keep a relationship for too long. Marine Spirits agents are good pretenders. The worse thing that can happen to a man is to fall in love with a lady possessed with Marine Spirit. If a man decides to end the relationship, the lady possessed with Marine spirit begins to behave well and the moment the man changes his mind, she starts tormenting the emotion of the man, constantly frustrating the man. Lesbianism, homosexuality, and pornography are marine initiations Marine Spirit agents are partygoers PUBLISHER: TEKTIME

Spirit Possession as Historical Source

Serial induction thus allows a single performer to be ridden by several spirits at
the same performance . Cult adepts report their experience of possession -
trance as occuring at two levels : the arrival of the spirit is distinguished from the
actual ...


Author: Susan O'Brien


ISBN: WISC:89053396552


Page: 278

View: 837

Spirit Possession and Personhood Among the Kel Ewey Tuareg

1 Illnesses of the heart and soul: the case of Asalama Spirits of solitude bring
illnesses of the heart and soul. In song verses used in spirit possession rituals,
one who is possessed is referred to obliquely through the metaphor of an orphan


Author: Susan J. Rasmussen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052102577X

Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 790

Tuareg women are sometimes possessed by spirits called 'the people of solitude', from which they are released by an evening ritual. Susan Rasmussen analyses symbolism and aesthetic values, provides case studies, and reviews what local people think about the meaning of possession.

The Possessed and the Dispossessed

Spirits, Identity, and Power in a Madagascar Migrant Town Lesley A. Sharp. alty.
These mediums assisted commoners, primarily as healers. Today tromba
possession is widespread; my data collected throughout 1987 reveal that roughly
50 ...


Author: Lesley A. Sharp

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520918452

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

View: 560

This finely drawn portrait of a complex, polycultural urban community in Madagascar emphasizes the role of spirit medium healers, a group heretofore seen as having little power. These women, Leslie Sharp argues, are far from powerless among the peasants and migrant laborers who work the land in this plantation economy. In fact, Sharp's wide-ranging analysis shows that tromba, or spirit possession, is central to understanding the complex identities of insiders and outsiders in this community, which draws people from all over the island and abroad. Sharp's study also reveals the contradictions between indigenous healing and Western-derived Protestant healing and psychiatry. Particular attention to the significance of migrant women's and children's experiences in a context of seeking relief from personal and social ills gives Sharp's investigation importance for gender studies as well as for studies in medical anthropology, Africa and Madagascar, the politics of culture, and religion and ritual.

Indian Antiquary

Gujarat Musalmâns believe that when a young grown - up girl gets an attack of
hysteria it is because she has a jinn , or spirit - lover , who has possessed her.18
Spirit - possession causes sulkiness . Among Gujarat Musalmans , if a woman is




ISBN: CORNELL:31924079325522

Category: English periodicals


View: 320

Tai Culture

possession can be " . . . any altered or unusual state of consciousness and allied
behaviour that is indigenously understood in terms of the influence of an alien
spirit , demon , or deity " . All the types of possession the author will talk about are




ISBN: UOM:39015074895239

Category: Southeast Asia


View: 968

The Red Fez

This text explores the ways in which colonial Europeans have been represented in African ritual art and drama.


Author: Fritz Kramer

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 0860914658

Category: Art

Page: 292

View: 890

This text explores the ways in which colonial Europeans have been represented in African ritual art and drama.