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Booktitle:

IMAGES OF HEALING

SPONTANEOUS MENTAL IMAGERY AND HEALING PROCESS OF THE BARQUINHA, A BRAZILIAN AYAHUASCA RELIGIOUS SYSTEM

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2010-01-31 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8383-4304-4

ISBN-10:
3838343042
EAN:
9783838343044
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
How conscious spiritual experiences influence healing process? This question guided the investigation of the spontaneous mental imagery (mirações) of people under treatment in a Brazilian religion that uses the psychoactive beverage Ayahuasca (locally called Daime) as a sacrament. It was investigated the healing techniques implemented during rituals, concepts of healing and sickness, and the relationship between mirações and healing process. Sickness was considered to have a spiritual source, and healing to be accomplished when one puts oneself into a hypothetical “current of healing energy” felt during ceremonies. The experience of mirações was considered to be the source of healing, mediating and making conscious a coherent and workable whole that encompassed the ritual, the Daime, the processes of self-transformation/knowledge/exploration, physiological condition, and factors in a spiritual space – a non-physical although very objective space one believed to be shared by participants in the ceremonies, and where mirações were believed to occur. This book builds a bridge between Consciousness Studies and Anthropology, and it is recommended for people interested in those areas.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Marcelo Mercante
Number of pages:
312
Published on:
2010-01-31
Stock:
Available
Category:
General Social sciences
Price:
79.00 €
Keywords:
Ayahuasca, Spontaneous Mental Imagery, consciousness, medical anthropology, Brazilian Amazon, Anthropology of Religion, Santo Daime, Barquinha

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