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Assessing Ritual Experience in Contemporary Spiritualities

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

Viola Teisenhoffer

collectively delivered messages. Historically, the spiritual entities that form the pantheon of Umbanda represent marginal social categories, challenge established social roles, and are associated with the idea of danger ( Brumana and Martinez 1991 ; Maggie

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Jack Hunter, Annelin Eriksen, Jon Mitchell, Mattijs van de Port, Magnus Course, Nicolás Panotto, Ruth Barcan, David M. R. Orr, Girish Daswani, Piergiorgio Di Giminiani, Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Sofía Ugarte, Ryan J. Cook, Bettina E. Schmidt and Mylene Mizrahi

single one.” Robert Desjarlais’s brilliant exploration of death among Hyolmo people in Nepal suggests that this idea is, if not entirely incorrect, at the very least only partially true. For Hyolmo people, death is a fundamentally collective enterprise

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The Uncanniness of Missionary Others

A Discursive Analysis of a Century of Anthropological Writings on Missionary Ethnographers

Travis Warren Cooper

denominations and/or universities, colleges, and research organizations). Both choose to live in target regions for extended periods of time in order to become acquainted with local peoples through intensive, long-term, first-hand experience. And both take part