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❴Read❵ ➪ Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and Religious Experience Author Gananath Obeyesekere – African-american-literature.co The great pilgrimage center of southeastern Sri Lanka Kataragama has become in recent years the spiritual home of a new class of Hindu Buddhist religious devotees These ecstatic priests and priestesseThe great pilgrimage center of southeastern Sri Lanka Kataragama has become in recent years the spiritual home of a new class of Hindu Buddhist religious devotees These ecstatic priests and priestesses invariably display long locks of matted hair and they express their devotion to the gods through fire walking tongue piercing hanging on hooks and trance induced prophesying The increasing popularity of these ecstatics poses a challenge not only to orthodox Si.

Nhala Buddhism the official religion of Sri Lanka but also as Gananath Obeyesekere shows to the traditional anthropological and psychoanalytic theories of symbolism Focusing initially on one symbol matted hair Obeyesekere demonstrates that the conventional distinction between personal and cultural symbols is inadeuate and naive His detailed case studies of ecstatics show that there is always a reciprocity between the personal psychological dimension of the s.

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4 thoughts on “Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and Religious Experience

  1. Jon C. Tevik Jon C. Tevik says:

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  3. Jamie Jamie says:

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  4. Karen R. Karen R. says:

    PDF/EPUB Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and Religious ä african american literature.co medusa's kindle, hair: book, essay book, personal ebok, symbols ebok, religious epub, experience book, Medusa's Hair: mobile, An Essay kindle, An Essay on Personal download, Hair: An Essay book, Hair: An Essay on Personal mobile, Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and Religious Experience PDFI won't repeat what others have said but this book offers a uniue perspective for anyone who is interested in learning about religious symbolism and the related psychological processes It is in depth and yes some of the concepts are challenging But they are concepts worth pondering if you are into this kind of thing or if your college professor makes you read it regardless I'm a Religions major so I find the personal accounts fascinating especially those offered from the women subjects I also appreciate the glossary and note section that Obeyesekere included as some authors don't bother which is annoying


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