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Learning the Elsewhere of ‘Inner Space’

The Affective Pedagogy of Post-Secular Sufi Healing in Germany

Nasima Selim

Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882–1927) during the 1920s. On the day Rose Ausländer's poem was recited, I was attending a healing seminar in the summer school. Murshida Rabeya, 1 a senior teacher in the Inayati network, ran the seminar. 2 Right after the

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The Elsewhere beyond Religious Concerns

Annalisa Butticci and Amira Mittermaier

and community power, new visions of social and political possibilities, new ways of healing, and new social and spiritual connections are some of the aftermaths of the Elsewhere that can affect the inner and social worlds of people. As the articles

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Julián Antonio Moraga Riquelme, Leslie E. Sponsel, Katrien Pype, Diana Riboli, Ellen Lewin, Marina Pignatelli, Katherine Swancutt, Alejandra Carreño Calderón, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Sergio González Varela, Eugenia Roussou, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Miho Ishii, Markus Balkenhol, and Marcelo González Gálvez

ethnography on the Tsachila ritual, immerses us in an analysis of the bodies and the healing of their bodies to think about humanity and its limits, following some keys of the Amazonian and Melanesian ethnographic ensemble. Similarly, in Ferrié's work, the

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Amy Binning

tsunamis or storms. Still more are interred at Auschwitz-Birkenau in a project titled “Planting Seeds of Healing.” These tsha-tshas have all been shaped and distributed by one community of Nyingma Tibetan Buddhists based in Berkeley, California. They have

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Rematerializing Martyrs and the Missing Soldiers of the Iran-Iraq War

Sana Chavoshian

's domestic prayer circles. The girl devoted this act specifically to Martyr Polarak's saintly soul. However, what distinguished her sweets from broader practices of nadhr was, in her own words, “the lasting effect of their perfume” on the body. “They heal

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Ryan Goeckner, Sean M. Daley, Jordyn Gunville, and Christine M. Daley

compensation for this loss of land, the flooding had broader impacts that continue to impact the community today: loss of habitat for many herbs used in Lakota healing traditions, lack of access to significant spiritual sites, loss of prime grazing land for

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Talal Asad

Talal Asad, Jonathan Boyarin, Nadia Fadil, Hussein Ali Agrama, Donovan O. Schaefer, and Ananda Abeysekara

scholars like Marcel Mauss and Pierre Bourdieu who have collectively analyzed “ritual acts and bodily practices,” such as “modes of walking, standing and sitting, sleeping and eating, giving birth, nursing, healing,” and so forth. In her essay “Body

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Doing Ritual While Thinking about It?

Emma Gobin

. Body/Meaning/Healing . New York : Palgrave Macmillan . 10.1007/978-1-137-08286-2 Gobin , Emma . 2012 . “ Un complexe sacerdotal cubain: Les santeros, les babalaos et la réflexivité critique” [A Cuban priesthood complex: Santeros, babalaos, and

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Marla Frederick, Yunus Doğan Telliel, and Heather Mellquist Lehto

. The screens become transformed theologically into prosthetics of the pastor, allowing him or her to perform the Pentecostal healing ritual of ‘laying on of hands’ despite the fact that the healed congregant's body is often an ocean away from the pastor