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Published: 01 December 2014

352 Pages | 24 b/w illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823253814

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Trance Mediums and New Media

Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Edited by Heike Behrend, Anja Dreschke, and Martin Zillinger

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • This will follow in the tradition of our multiauthor volumes about religion and media, often seen from the viewpoint of anthropology: Deus in Machina, for example, or the volumes in the Future of the Religious Past grouping.
  • The word medium for a person routinely possessed by a spirit was coined at roughly the same moment medium was coming to be used for media of communication such as print or the radio. The essays in this book trace out, from many fascinating perspectives, ideas about how spirit passes into matter in order to communicate.
  • The essay by Roz Morris is one of the highlights of the collection.

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