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Religion through the Looking Glass

Fieldwork, Biography, and Authorship in Southwest China and Beyond

Katherine Swancutt

home nearby. Concluding Remarks: Through the Looking Glass of Fascination Watching one’s own biography become shaped by the inclinations of fieldwork friends, whose lives we episodically dip in and out of, has its own particular brand of fascination

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Assessing Ritual Experience in Contemporary Spiritualities

The Practice of ‘sharing’ in a New Age Variant of Umbanda

Viola Teisenhoffer

like a rock, and inside this rock there is a beautiful crystal”; “the look in your eyes is enough for your cabocla [female Amerindian spirit] to work”; “you have the heart of a cabocla .” In the course of the consultation, the entities thus act as if

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Religious Tourism

Analytical Routes through Multiple Meanings

Emerson Giumbelli

Translator : Jeffrey Hoff

sacred sense. Based on these findings, she suggests that the immersion of pilgrims involves a combination of touristic features—the externality of the look—and religious characteristics. She uses the idea of a continuum of aspects, a concept that Timothy