Ceremonial spirit possession in Africa and Afro America

Ceremonial spirit possession in Africa and Afro America
Author: Sheila S. Walker
Publsiher: Brill Archive
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1972-01-01
ISBN: 9789004035843
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Origins of Possession

Origins of Possession
Author: Philippe Rochat
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN: 1107032121
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origins of Possession Book Excerpt:

This book studies the psychology surrounding the development of owning and sharing in humans across different cultures.

Social Structure Space and Possession in Tongan Culture and Language

Social Structure  Space and Possession in Tongan Culture and Language
Author: Svenja Völkel
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9027202834
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Structure Space and Possession in Tongan Culture and Language Book Excerpt:

This interdisciplinary study investigates the relationship between culture, language and cognition based on the aspects of social structure, space and possession in Tonga, Polynesia. Grounded on extensive field research, Volkel explores the subject from an anthropological as well as from a linguistic perspective. The book provides new insights into the language of respect, an honorific system which is deeply anchored in the societal hierarchy, spatial descriptions that are determined by socio-cultural and geocentric parameters, kinship terminology and possessive categories that perfectly express the system of social status inequalities among relatives. These examples impressively show that language is deeply anchored in its cultural context. Moreover, the linguistic structures reflect the underlying cognitive frame of its speakers. Just as several cultural practices (sitting order, access to land and gift exchange processes) the linguistic means are not only expressions of stratified social networks but also tools to maintain or negotiate the underlying socio-cultural system."

The Possession at Loudun

The Possession at Loudun
Author: Michel de Certeau
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2000-08
ISBN: 0226100359
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Possession at Loudun Book Excerpt:

It is August 18, 1634. Father Urbain Grandier, convicted of sorcery that led to the demonic possession of the Ursuline nuns of provincial Loudun in France, confesses his sins on the porch of the church of Saint-Pierre, then perishes in flames lit by his own exorcists. A dramatic tale that has inspired many artistic retellings, including a novel by Aldous Huxley and an incendiary film by Ken Russell, the story of the possession at Loudun here receives a compelling analysis from the renowned Jesuit historian Michel de Certeau. Interweaving substantial excerpts from primary historical documents with fascinating commentary, de Certeau shows how the plague of sorceries and possessions in France that climaxed in the events at Loudun both revealed the deepest fears of a society in traumatic flux and accelerated its transformation. In this tour de force of psychological history, de Certeau brings to vivid life a people torn between the decline of centralized religious authority and the rise of science and reason, wracked by violent anxiety over what or whom to believe. At the time of his death in 1986, Michel de Certeau was a director of studies at the école des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris. He was author of eighteen books in French, three of which have appeared in English translation as The Practice of Everyday Life,The Writing of History, and The Mystic Fable, Volume 1, the last of which is published by The University of Chicago Press. "Brilliant and innovative. . . . The Possession at Loudun is [de Certeau's] most accessible book and one of his most wonderful."—Stephen Greenblatt (from the Foreword)

Demonic Possession

Demonic Possession
Author: C. Torrington
Publsiher: Arcturus Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-01-15
ISBN: 1784281409
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Demonic Possession Book Excerpt:

The idea of people possessed by evil spirits against their will is as old as the hills. Often there is thought to be a special way a person has become possessed. It might be the result of a curse cast on them by a sorcerer, or some unfortunate mishap such as stepping over a dead body. Or the demons can have been invited, in a Satanic ritual. More often, at least in recent Christian tradition, there is no initiating moment that can be identified - they just find their way in, like disease. From Pearl Curran, a housewife living in St Louis, Missouri, who soared to fame in the second decade of the 20th century as the amanuensis of 'Patience Worth', a writer who had died in the 17th century, to victims of Dissociative Personality Disorder (thought to have inspired Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), this book examines demonic possession from every angle.

Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England

Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England
Author: Philip C. Almond
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2004-07-01
ISBN: 113945160X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England Book Excerpt:

This book is exclusively devoted to demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England. It offers modernized versions of the most significant early modern texts on nine cases of demonic possession from the period 1570 to 1650, the key period in English history for demonic possession. The nine stories were all written by eyewitnesses or were derived from eyewitness reports. They involve matters of life and death, sin and sanctity, guilt and innocence, of crimes which could not be committed and punishments which could not be deserved. The nine critical introductions which accompany the stories address the different strategic intentions of those who wrote them. The modernized texts and critical introductions are placed within the context of a wide-ranging general Introduction to demonic possession in England across the period 1550 to 1700.

Arts of Possession

Arts of Possession
Author: D. Vance Smith
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9780816639519
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arts of Possession Book Excerpt:

An innovative work of both economic anthropology and literary history, Arts of Possession draws on philosophical, theoretical, literary, historical, and archival sources and insights to situate the household at the center of the social and cultural imagination of fourteenth-century England. D. Vance Smith argues that in a period commonly represented as precapitalist there actually existed a sophisticated economic discourse -- and that discourse underlies common forms of representation and the writing of literary texts. His work provides a new historiography of capital and of the development of the relation between economic sophistication and cultural practices. Smith reads well-known and less-appreciated works -- such as Winner and Waster, Sir Launfal, The Canterbury Tales, and Piers Plowman -- for what they can tell us about the surpluses and economies that drew the medieval imagination, and about the complex ethics of possession at the heart of the fourteenth-century household. In bringing this to light, Smith's book itself becomes an eloquent meditation on the poetics and ethics of possession.

Possession and Dispossession

Possession and Dispossession
Author: Lea Mauas,Michelle MacQueen,Diego Rotman
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2022-04-19
ISBN: 3110786273
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Possession and Dispossession Book Excerpt:

The book includes articles, documentation and a catalog of the Ethnographic Department of the Museum of the Contemporary. It is the fruit of a long-term project carried out at the Mamuta Art and Research Center and curated by the Sala-Manca Group. It contains articles by Yoram Bilu, Rachel Elior, Freddie Rokem and Diego Rotman on the Dybbuk; by Galit Hasan-Rokem and Daphna Ben-Shaul on Sukkot, and on the Eternal Sukkah project; by Shalom Sabar on electric Shabbat candles, and by Lea Mauas and Diego Rotman on different art projects. The book also includes documentation of artworks and a project by Itamar Mendes-Flohr, Yeshaiahu Rabinowtz, Ktura Manor, Hannan Abu Huseein, Reuven Zehavi, Sala-Manca, Samuel Rotman, Shira Borer, Nir Yahalom, Chen Cohen, Pessi Komar, Adi Kaplan, and Shahar Carmel, among others.

Children of Wrath Possession Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England

Children of Wrath  Possession  Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England
Author: Dr Anna French
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2015-12-28
ISBN: 1472443675
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children of Wrath Possession Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England Book Excerpt:

The spiritual status of the early modern child was often confused and uncertain, and yet in the wake of the English Reformation became an issue of urgent interest. This book explores questions surrounding early modern childhood, focusing especially on some of the extreme religious experiences in which children are documented: those of demonic possession and godly prophecy.

The Essential Guide to Possession Depossession and Divine Relationships

The Essential Guide to Possession  Depossession  and Divine Relationships
Author: Diana L. Paxson
Publsiher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-03-01
ISBN: 1609259211
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Guide to Possession Depossession and Divine Relationships Book Excerpt:

Bestselling author of several fantasy novels, including Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ancestors of Avalon, Diana L. Paxson now turns her attention to Trance Possession. Specifically, how to safely and effectively enter and to exit possessory trance. In possessory trance, one voluntarily offers one’s body as a vehicle for spirit work. This differs from other forms of trance in that one’s “normal” personality is replaced by a personality that is identified by oneself and one’s community as a spirit or a god. Here Paxson explores all aspects of trance possession, including: how to prepare for possessory trance how to enter and exit trance possession safely—and what to do if things get too heavy connecting with Saints and Spirits, including those found in Afro-Diasporic religions A practical book of particular interest to witches and pagans, each chapter includes two to five exercises that will assist you in your personal experiences with possession.

The Grammar of Possession

The Grammar of Possession
Author: Maura Velázquez-Castillo
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 274
Release: 1996-12-19
ISBN: 902728198X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grammar of Possession Book Excerpt:

The Grammar of Possession: Inalienability, incorporation and possessor ascension in Guaraní, is an exhaustive study of linguistic structures in Paraguayan Guaraní which are directly or indirectly associated with the semantic domain of inalienability. Constructions analyzed in the book include adnominal and predicative possessive constructions, noun incorporation, and possessor ascension. Examples are drawn from a rich data base that incorporate native speaker intuitions and resources in the construction of illustrative linguistic forms as well as the analysis of the communicative use of the forms under study. The book provides a complete picture of inalienability as a coherent integrated system of grammatical and semantic oppositions in a language that has received little attention in the theoretical linguistic literature. The analysis moves from general principles to specific details of the language while applying principles of Cognitive Grammar and Functional Linguistics. There is an explicit aim to uncover the particularities of form-meaning connections, as well as the communicative and discourse functions of the structures examined. Other approaches are also considered when appropriate, resulting in a theoretically informed study that contains a rich variety of considerations.

Friends but a Possession

Friends but a Possession
Author: T. Woods
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2014-02-19
ISBN: 1491853549
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Friends but a Possession Book Excerpt:

What if you abhorred the institution of slavery but inherited a large southern plantation with 500 slaves? What if you inherited your best friend? What if you opposed seceding from the union but federal trops were coming to burn your house and property? What if you couldn't reconcile being a Christian and owning slaves? What if you were captured and taken to Rock Island Prison in Illinois? What if you were separated from the love of your life? These were the dilemmas that confronted Buchanan Inman (Buck) as he lived through the turbulent years of the Civil War.

Dancing with Devtas Drums Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal North India

Dancing with Devtas  Drums  Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal  North India
Author: Andrew Alter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1351946390
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing with Devtas Drums Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal North India Book Excerpt:

In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Musicians - whether ritual specialists or musical specialists - are therefore an indispensable part of most entertainment and religious events. In shamanistic ceremonies, their incantations, songs and drumming 'make' the gods possess their mediums. In other contexts, such as dramatic theatrical renditions of stories of specific deities, actors 'dance' the role of their character having become possessed by the spirit of their character. Through the powerful sounds of their drumming, musicians cause the gods to dance. Music, and more particularly musical sound, is perceived in Garhwal as a powerful force. Andrew Alter examines music and musical practice in Garhwal from an analytical perspective that explores the nexus between musical sounds and performance events. He provides insight into performance practice, vocal techniques, notions of repertoire classification, instruments, ensembles, performance venues, and dance practice. However, music is not viewed simply as a system of organized sounds such as drum strokes, pitch iterations or repertoire items. Rather, in Garhwal, the music is viewed as a system of knowledge and as a system of beliefs in which meaning and spirituality become articulated through potent sound iterations. Alter makes a significant contribution to the discipline of ethnomusicology through a detailed documentation of musical practice in the context of ritual events. The book offers a traditionally thorough historical-ethnographic study of a region with the aim of integrating the local field-based case studies of musical practices within the broader Garhwali context. The work contains invaluable oral data, which has been carefully transliterated as well as translated. Alter blends a carefully detailed analysis of drumming in conjunction with the complex ritual and social contexts of this sophisticated and semantically rich musical practice.

American Jurisprudence

American Jurisprudence
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1936
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Atlantic Reporter

Atlantic Reporter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Unity of the Common Law

The Unity of the Common Law
Author: Alan Brudner
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2013-10-03
ISBN: 0191002542
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unity of the Common Law Book Excerpt:

In this classic study, Alan Brudner investigates the basic structure of the common law of transactions. For decades, that structure has been the subject of intense debate between formalists, who say that transactional law is a private law for interacting parties, and functionalists, who say that it is a public law serving the collective ends of society. Against both camps, Brudner proposes a synthesis of formalism and functionalism in which private law is modified by a common good without being subservient to it. Drawing on Hegel's legal philosophy, the author exhibits this synthesis in each of transactional law's main divisions: property, contract, unjust enrichment, and tort. Each is a whole composed of private-law and public-law parts that complement each other, and the idea connecting the parts to each other is also latently present in each. Moreover, Brudner argues, a single narrative thread connects the divisions of transactional law to each other. Not a row of disconnected fields, transactional law is rather a story about the realization in law of the agent's claim to be a dignified end-master of its body, its acquisitions, and the shape of its life. Transactional law's divisions are stages in the progress toward that goal, each generating a potential developed by the next. Thus, contract law fulfils what is incompletely realized in property law, negligence law what is germinal in contract law, public insurance what is seminal in negligence law, and transactional law as a whole what is underdeveloped in public insurance. The end point is the limit of what a transactional law can contribute to a life sufficient for dignity. Reconfigured and expanded with a contribution by Jennifer Nadler, The Unity of the Common Law stands out among contemporary theories of private law in that it depicts private law as purposive without being instrumental and as autonomous without being emptily formal.

Criminal Law

Criminal Law
Author: Markus Dubber,Tatjana Hörnle
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2014-03-28
ISBN: 0191030678
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Law Book Excerpt:

Criminal Law: A Comparative Approach presents a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the substantive criminal law of two major jurisdictions: the United States and Germany. Presupposing no familiarity with either U.S. or German criminal law, the book will provide criminal law scholars and students with a rich comparative understanding of criminal law's foundations and central doctrines. All foreign-language sources have been translated into English; cases and materials are accompanied by heavily cross-referenced introductions and notes that place them within the framework of each country's criminal law system and highlight issues ripe for comparative analysis. Divided into three parts, the book covers foundational issues - such as constitutional limits on the criminal law - before tackling the major features of the general part of the criminal law and a selection of offences in the special part. Throughout, readers are exposed to alternative approaches to familiar problems in criminal law, and as a result will have a chance to see a given country's criminal law doctrine, on specific issues and in general, from the critical distance of comparative analysis.

The English Cyclopedia

The English Cyclopedia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 526
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biennial Report Division of Fish and Game

Biennial Report   Division of Fish and Game
Author: California. Division of Fish and Game
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1936
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fish culture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wiley CPAexcel Exam Review 2014 Study Guide

Wiley CPAexcel Exam Review 2014 Study Guide
Author: O. Ray Whittington
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 926
Release: 2013-11-08
ISBN: 1118863682
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wiley CPAexcel Exam Review 2014 Study Guide Book Excerpt:

Everything today's CPA candidates need to pass the CPA Exam Published annually, this Regulation volume of the comprehensive four-volume paperback reviews all current AICPA content requirements in business environment and concepts. Many of the questions are taken directly from previous CPA exams. With 2,800 multiple-choice questions in all four volumes, these study guides provide all the information candidates need to master in order to pass the computerized Uniform CPA Examination. Its unique modular format helps you zero in on those areas that need more attention and organize your study program. Complete sample exam The most effective system available to prepare for the CPA exam—proven for over thirty years Timely—up-to-the-minute coverage for the computerized exam Contains all current AICPA content requirements in business environment and concepts Unique modular format—helps candidates zero in on areas that need work, organize their study program, and concentrate their efforts Comprehensive questions—over 2,800 multiple-choice questions and their solutions in the four volumes Guidelines, pointers, and tips—show how to build knowledge in a logical and reinforcing way Other titles by Whittington: Audit Sampling: An Introduction, Fifth Edition Wiley CPA Exam Review 2014 arms test-takers with detailed outlines, study guidelines, and skill-building problems to help candidates identify, focus on, and master the specific topics that need the most work.