By Felicitas D. Goodman
"Quite a fascinating book... " —Religious experiences Review
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"... Goodman is to be recommended for a stimulating and wide-reaching therapy of a compelling and much-debated subject." —Journal of Folklore Research
Rich intimately derived from the author's fieldwork and the anthropological literature, this paintings paints an image of ownership as one of many frequently optimistic and so much frequent of human non secular stories. It additionally info the ritual of exorcism, that's utilized while issues cross wrong.
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How about Demons?: Possession and Exorcism in the Modern World (Folklore Today) by Felicitas D. Goodman