Spirit Possession around the World: Possession, Communion, and Demon Expulsion across Cultures

Editor: Laycock, Joseph P.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $89.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $133.50
ISBN: 978-1-61-069589-3
Category: Religion & Theology
Image Count: 50
Book Status: Available
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This accessible reference volume offers a broad sample of the traditions and cultures involving possession and exorcism, presenting thoughts on this widely popular topic by experts from the fields of anthropology, sociology, religious studies, history, neuroscience, forensics, and theology. The entries cover the subject of possession and exorcism across all inhabited continents, from the Bronze Age to the 21st century, providing information that is accessible and intriguing as well as scholarly and authoritative.

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Table of Contents

  • Guide to Related Topics
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • A
  • Abimelech
  • Afro-Atlantic Religions
  • Amityville Horror, The
  • Amorth, Gabriele
  • Ancient Near East, The
  • Anthony, Saint
  • Antiquity
  • Auma, Alice
  • Automatic Writing
  • Azazel
  • B
  • Ba'al Shem Tov
  • Backmasking
  • Bali
  • Baptism
  • Bell Witch, The
  • Benedict Medal
  • Bentresh Stela, The
  • Blatty, William Peter
  • Blumhardt, Christoph Friedrich
  • Blumhardt, Johann Christoph
  • Brazil
  • Brossier, Marthe
  • Buddhism
  • Burma
  • C
  • Catholicism
  • Cele, Clara Germana
  • Changelings
  • Channeling
  • Charismatic Movement
  • China
  • Chod
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Crowley, Aleister
  • D
  • Daimon
  • Dancing Mania
  • Daoism
  • Darrel, John
  • Deaths Resulting from Exorcism
  • Deliverance Ministry
  • Delphic Oracle
  • Des Vallées, Marie
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Dugdale, Richard
  • Dybbuk
  • E
  • Ergotism
  • Ethiopia
  • Exorcist, The
  • F
  • Film
  • G
  • Gastkramad
  • Gay, Antoine
  • Gay Exorcism
  • Gender
  • Ghost Sickness
  • Glossolalia
  • Gordet, Dominic
  • H
  • Highgate Cemetery
  • Hinduism
  • Holy Spirit
  • Holy Water
  • Hunkeler, Ronald E.
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • I
  • Ibbur
  • Incantation Bowl
  • International Association of Exorcists
  • Islam
  • J
  • Jainism
  • Japan
  • Japanese New Religious Movements
  • Jinn
  • Johnson, Arne Cheyenne
  • Judaism
  • K
  • Kagura
  • Kardecism
  • Kenya
  • Knight, JZ
  • Korean Shamanism
  • L
  • Larson, Bob
  • Literature
  • Loa
  • Loudun Possessions
  • Lukins, George
  • M
  • Mami Wata
  • Martin, Malachi
  • Menghi, Girolamo
  • Michael the Archangel
  • Michel, Anneliese
  • Miko
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Music, Popular
  • N
  • Nechung Oracle
  • New Age Movement
  • New England, 17th Century
  • New Testament
  • O
  • Orisha
  • Otherkin
  • Ouija Board
  • P
  • Paganism and Witchcraft, Contemporary
  • Pakistan
  • Peck, M. Scott
  • Penn-Lewis, Jessie
  • Pentagon, Exorcism of
  • Pentecostalism
  • Perron, Roger and Carolyn
  • Pigs in the Parlor
  • Possessed Objects
  • Progressive Politics
  • Psychological Interpretations
  • Q
  • Quakerism
  • R
  • Ramsey, Bill
  • Rituale Romanum
  • Rûa
  • S
  • Santo Daime
  • Saul
  • Shamanism
  • Shaver Mystery
  • Shekhinah
  • Sibyl
  • Smurl Haunting
  • Sociological Interpretations
  • South Africa
  • Spiritualism
  • Storytelling and Possession
  • T
  • Talbye, Dorothy
  • Tanacu Exorcism
  • Tantra
  • Taylor, Michael
  • Television
  • Teyyam
  • Tibet
  • Tobit, Book of
  • Trepanation
  • U
  • UFOlogy
  • Umbanda
  • V
  • Vietnam
  • W
  • Wagner, C. Peter
  • Warren, Ed and Lorraine
  • Watseka Wonder (Mary Lurancy Vennum)
  • Wickland, Carl
  • Windigo
  • X
  • Xenoglossy
  • Z
  • Zar
  • Selected Bibliography
  • About the Editor and Contributors