Altered States of Consciousness and Mental Health: A Cross-cultural Perspective (Cross Cultural Research and Methodology v. 12)

Altered States of Consciousness and Mental Health: A Cross-cultural Perspective (Cross Cultural Research and Methodology v. 12)

By: Colleen A. Ward (editor)Hardback

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This volume presents various perspectives on altered states of consciousness and mental health and places them within the boundaries of cross-cultural psychology. Part One considers theoretical and methodological issues in the study of altered states of consciousness; Parts Two and Three link altered states of consciousness and mental health by focusing on both its therapeutic and pathological aspects. The final section concentrates on models highlighting a variety of paradigms and diverse methodological approaches.

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Colleen A Ward is a senior lecturer in the Department of Social Work and Psychology at the National University of Singapore.

Contents

PART ONE: ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES The Cross-cultural Study of Altered States of Consciousness and Mental Health - Colleen A Ward From Disease to Discourse - Michael Lambek Remarks on the Conceptualization of Trance and Spirit Possession PART TWO: ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY 'Ravished of a Fiend' - Simon Kemp Demonology and Medieval Madness Possession Syndrome in India - C R Chandra Shekar Hypnosis, Demonic Possession and Multiple Personality - Nicholas P Spanos Strategic Enactments and Disavowals of Responsibility for Actions Possession and Exorcism - Psychopathology and Psychotherapy in a Magico-Religious Context - Colleen A Ward PART THREE: THERAPEUTIC ASPECTS OF ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS Religious Experiences as Self-Healing Mechanisms - J P Valla and Raymond Prince Therapeutic Use of Altered States of Consciousness in Contemporary North American Indian Dance Ceremonials - Wolfgang Jilek A Call to Heal - Stanley Krippner Entry Patterns in Brazilian Mediumship Healing and Transformation - Richard Katz Perspectives on Development, Education and Community PART FOUR: ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS Altered States of Consciousness, Magical Thinking and Psychopathology - Leonard Zusne The Case of Ludwig Staudenmaier Self Presentation in Malaysian Spirit Seances - Raymond L M Lee A Dramaturgical Perspective on Altered States of Consciousness in Healing Ceremonies Stressing Social Change and Songhay Possession - Paul Stoller Power and Hallucinogenic States of Consciousness Among the Moche - Marlene Dobkin de Rios An Ancient Peruvian Society

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/12/1989
  • ISBN13: 9780803932777
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780803932777
  • ISBN10: 0803932774

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