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Books:

The Shaman and the Jaguar. Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1975.

People of the Jaguar. Nicholas J. Saunders. London: Souvenir Press, 1989.

Rastafari: Roots and Ideology. Barry Chevannes. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1994.

Rastafari: From Outcastes to Culture Bearers. Ennis Barrington Edmonds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

The Rastafarians: Sounds of Cultural Dissonance. Leonard Barrett. Boston: Beacon Press, 1977.

Oracles and Demons of Tibet. Rene de Nebesky-Wojkowitz. Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt.

Guru Devotion and the American Buddhist Experience. Daniel Capper. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2002.

Flesh of the Gods: The Ritual Use of Hallucinogens. Peter T. Furst, ed. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, Inc., 1972.

Handbook of Religious Experience. Ralph W. Hood, Jr., ed. Birmingham, AL: Religious Education Press, 1995.

Mysticism. Evelyn Underhill. New York: New American Library, 1974.

Persuasions of the Witch's Craft: Ritual Magic in Contemporary England. T.M. Luhrmann. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989.

Religious Ecstasy. Nils G. Holm, ed. Stockholm: Almqvist and Wiksell International, 1982.

The Varieties of Religious Experience. William James. New York: Collier Books, 1961.

The Religious Imagination in New Guinea. Gilbert Herdt and Michele Stephen, eds. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1989.

Magic, Faith, and Healing: Studies in Primitive Psychiatry Today. Ari Kiev, ed. New York: The Free Press, 1964.

The Religions of the Oppressed: A Study of Modern Messianic Cults. Vittorio Lanternari. New York: Mentor Books, 1963.

The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure. Victor Turner. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1969.

The Forest of Symbols: Aspects of Ndembu Ritual. Victor Turner. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1967.

Male Cults and Secret Initiations in Melanesia. Michael R. Allen. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1967.

Ritual and Knowledge among the Baktaman of New Guinea. Fredrik Barth. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1975.

Dreaming: Anthropological and Psychological Interpretations. Barbara Tedlock, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Spirit Mediumship and Society in Africa. John Beattie and John Middleton, eds. New York: Africana, 1969.

Religion, Altered States of Consciousness, and Social Change. Erika Bourguignon, ed. Columbus: Ohio University Press, 1973.

Mission, Church, and Sect in Oceania. J.A. Boutilier, D.T. Hughes, and S.W. Tiffany, eds. Lanham, MD: University of America Press, 1978.

Case Studies in Spirit Possession. Vincent Crapanzano, ed. New York: Wiley, 1977.

Dreamtime: Concerning the Boundary between Wilderness and Civilization. Hans Duerr. New York: Basil Blackwell, 1985.

Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy. Mircea Eliade. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1964.

Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic among the Azande. E.E. Evans-Pritchard. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1934.

Sorcerers of Dobu. Reo F. Fortune. London: George Routledge, 1932.

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion. J.G. Frazer. London: Macmillan, 1913.

The Night Battles. Carlo Ginzburg. New York: Penguin, 1985.

Shamanic Voices. Joan Halifax. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1979.

Shamans, Mystics, and Doctors. Sudhir Kakar. Boston: Beacon Press, 1983.

Boiling Energy: Community Healing among the Kalahari Kung. Richard Katz. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1983.

Good Company and Violence: Sorcery and Social Action in a Lowland New Guinea Society. Bruce M. Knauft. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985.

The Ghost Dance: Origins of Religion. Weston La Barre. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1972.

Road Belong Cargo: A Study of the Cargo Movement in the Southern Madang District New Guinea. P. Lawrence. Manchester: University of Manchester Press.

Structural Anthropology. Claude Lévi-Strauss. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1972.

Ecstatic Religion: An Anthropological Study of Spirit Possession and Shamanism. Ioan M. Lewis. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1971.

Religion in Context: Cults and Charisma. Ioan M. Lewis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Saints and Somalis: Popular Islam in a Clan-based Society. Ioan M. Lewis. Lawrenceville, NJ: The Red Sea Press, 1998.

The Cult of Tara: Magic and Ritual in Tibet. Stephan Beyer. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973.

Secrets of the Talking Jaguar: Memoirs from the Living Heart of a Mayan Village. Martín Prechtel. New York: Jeremy B. Tarcher, 1998.

Fusion of the Worlds: An Ethnography of Possession among the Songhay of Niger. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.

Magic, Science, Religion and Other Essays. Bronislau Malinowski. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books.

Walbiri Iconography: Graphic Representation and Cultural Symbolism in a Central Australian Society. Nancy Munn. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1973.

Medusa's Hair. Gananath Obeyesekere. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.

Sorcerer and Witch in Melanesia. Michele Stephen, ed. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1987.

Spirit Possession in the Nepal Himalayas. John Hitchcock and Rex Jones, eds. New Delhi: Vikas, 1976.

Burmese Supernaturalism. Melford Spiro. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1968.

Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man: A Study in Terror and Healing. Michael Taussig. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Prophets of Melanesia: Six Essays. G. Trompf, ed.. Port Moresby: Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, 1977.

The Rites of Passage. Arnold Van Gennep. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960.

Tobacco and Shamanism in South America. Johannes Wilber. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987.

Magicians of Manumanua: Living Myth in Kalauna. Michael W. Young. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.

Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witch's Sabbath. Carlo Ginzburg. New York: Penguin Books, 1991.

Moon, Sun, and Witches: Gender Ideologies and Class in Inca and Colonial Peru. Irene Silverblatt. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987.

Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today. Margot Adler. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986.

Witchcraft and Sorcery. Max Marwick, ed. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1982.

Sufism, Mystics, and Saints in Modern Egypt. Valerie J. Hoffman. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1995.

Redemptive Suffering in Islam: A Study of the Devotional Aspects of 'Ashura in Twelver Shi'ism. Mahmoud Ayoub. The Hague: Mouton Publishers, 1978.

Egypt: Moulids, Saints, Sufis. Niclaas H. Biegman. London: Kegan Paul International, 1990.

Islam, Nationalism, and Radicalism in Egypt and the Sudan. Gabriel R. Warburg and Uri M. Kupferschmidt, eds. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1983.

Saint and Sufi in Modern Egypt: An Essay in the Sociology of Religion. Michael Gilsenan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973.

Recognizing Islam: Religion and Society in the Modern Arab World. Michael Gilsenan. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.

A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century. Martin Lings. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971.

What Is Sufism? Martin Lings. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975.

The Moulids of Egypt. J. McPherson. Cairo: N.M. Press, 1941.

Monks and Monasteries of the Egyptian Desert. Otto F.A. Meinardus. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1989.

The Sufi Orders in Islam. J. Spencer Trimingham. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971.

Coptic Egypt. Barbara Watterson. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1988.

The Munshidin of Egypt: Their World and Their Song. Earle Waugh. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1989.

In Sorcery's Shadow: A Memoir of Apprenticeship among the Songhay of Niger. Paul Stoller and Cheryl Olkes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

The Innate Capacity: Mysticism, Psychology and Philosophy. Robert Forman, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Beyond the Body: An Investigation of Out-of-the-Body Experiences. London: Heinemann, 1982.

The Hamadsha. Vincent Crapanzano. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973.

The Psychobiology of Consciousness. J.M. Davidson and R.J. Davidson, eds. New York: Plenum, 1980.

The Observing Self: Mysticism and Psychotherapy. Arthur Deikman. Boston: Beacon, 1982.

Witchcraft: Confessions and Accusations. Mary Douglas, ed. London: Tavistock, 1970.

The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. Emile Durkheim. New York: The Free Press, 1965.

Nuer Religion. E.E. Evans-Pritchard. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1956.

Deadly Words: Witchcraft in the Bocage. Jeanne Favret-Saada. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

Bwiti: An Ethnography of the Religious Imagination in Africa. James W. Fernandez. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982.

The Way of the Shaman. Michael Harner. New York: Harper and Row, 1980.

The Jivaro. Michael Harner. Garden City, NY: Doubleday/Natural History Press, 1972.

Religion and the Decline of Magic. Keith Thomas. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1971.

The Occult in America. H. Kerr and C.L. Crow, eds. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1983.

Jasmin's Witch. E. Le Roy Ladurie. Aldershot: Scholar Press, 1987.

Divinity and Experience. G. Lienhardt. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1961.

Coral Gardens and Their Magic. Bronislau Malinowski. New York: Dover, 1978.

Magic, Witchcraft, and Curing. John Middleton, ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967.

Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa. John Middleton and E.H. Winter, eds. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1963.

On the Psychobiology of Meditation. Claudio Naranjo and Robert E. Ornstein. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1971.

Stolen Lightning: The Social Theory of Magic. D.L. O'Keefe. New York: Continuum, 1982.

The Nature of Human Consciousness. Robert Ornstein, ed. New York: Viking, 1973.

Cult and Countercult: A Study of a Spiritual Growth Group and a Witchcraft Order. G.G. Scott. San Francisco: Greenwood Press, 1980.

The Magicians: A Study of the Uses of Power in a Black Magic Group. G.G. Scott. New York: Irvington, 1982.

On the Margin of the Visible: Sociology, the Esoteric, and the Occult. E. Tiryakian, ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1974.

Tortillas for the Gods. E.Z. Vogt. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1976.

The Sociology of Religion. Max Weber. Boston: Beacon Press, 1963.

Religious Movements in Contemporary America. I. Zaretsky and M.P. Leone, eds. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1974.

 

 


Articles:

Shamanistic Behavior among the Netsilik Eskimos. Asen Baliki. Southwestern Journal of Anthropology 19(1963):380-396.

Some Components of Socialization for Trance. Gregory Bateson. In Socialization as Cultural Communication, Theodore Schwartz, ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976.

World Distributions and Patterns of Possession States. Erika Bourguignon. In Trance and Possession States, R. Prince, ed. Montreal: R.M. Bucke Memorial Society, 1968.

Dreams and Altered States of Consciousness in Anthropological Research. Erika Bourguignon. In Psychological Anthropology, F.L.K. Hsu, ed. Cambridge, MA: Schenkman, 1972.

A Cartography of the Ecstatic and Meditative States. Roland Fischer. In Science 174(1971):897-904.

Sorcery and Witchcraft. L. Glick. In Anthropology in Papua New Guinea, I. Hogbin, ed. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1973.

The Shaman's "Calling" among the Sambia of New Guinea. Gilbert Herdt. Journal de la Société des Océanistes 56-57 (1977):153-167.

Sakulambei-A Hermaphrodite's Secret: An Example of Clinical Ethnography. Gilbert Herdt and Robert J. Stoller. Psychoanalytic Study of Society 11(1985):117-158.

Trance Cure of the !Kung Bushmen. Richard B. Lee. In Health and the Human Condition, Michael H. Logan and Edward E. Hunt, Jr., eds. North Scituate, MA: Duxbury Press, 1978.

A Preliminary Model of the Cross-cultural Analysis of Altered States of Consciousness. Ralph G. Locke and Edward F. Kelly. Ethos 13(1985):3-55.

Sorcery and Witchcraft in Melanesia. Mary Patterson. Oceania 45(1974):132-160, 212-234.

Towards an Experiential Analysis of Shamanism. Larry G. Peters and D. Price-Williams. American Ethnologist 7(1980):397-418.

A Phenomenological Overview of Trance. Larry G. Peters and D. Price-Williams. Transcultural Psychiatric Research Review 20(1983):5-39.

Shamans and Endorphins. Raymond Prince. Ethos 10(2)(1982):409-423.

The Unseen Influence: Tranced Mediums as Historical Innovators. Edward L. Schieffelin. Journal de la Société des Océanistes 33(1977):169-178.

Speaking for Others: Power and Identity as Factors in Daribi Mediumistic Hysteria. Roy Wagner. Journal de la Société des Océanistes 33(1977):145-152.

Trance States: A Theoretical Model and Cross-Cultural Analysis. Michael Winkelman. Ethos 14(1986):174-203.

Shaman and Incubus. J. Derek Freeman. Psychoanalytic Study of Society 4(1967):315-343.

La Khalwatiyya en Egypte: Quelques aspects de la vie d'une confrérie. Ernst Bannerth. Mélanges de l'Institut Dominicain d'Etudes Orientales 8 (1964-66):1-74.

La Rifa'iyya en Egypte. Ernst Bannerth. Mélanges de l'Institut Dominicain d'Etudes Orientales 10 (1971):1-35.

Aspects humains de la Shadhiliyya en Egypte. Ernst Bannerth. Mélanges de l'Institut Dominicain d'Etudes Orientales 11 (1972):237-250.

Cairene Ziyara-days: A Contribution to the Study of Saint Veneration in Islam. Frederick de Jong. Die Welt des Islams 17(1976):26-43.

Some Factors in the Decline of the Sufi Orders in Modern Egypt. Michael Gilsenan. Muslim World 57(1967):11-18.

Devotion to the Prophet and His Family in Egyptian Sufism. Valerie J. Hoffman-Ladd. International Journal of Middle East Studies 24(1992):615-637.

Women, Saints, and Sanctuaries. Fatima Mernissi. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 3(1977):101-112.

Self, Spirit Possession, and World View: An Illustration from Egypt. Cynthia Nelson. The International Journal of Social Psychiatry 17(1971):194-209.

Stress, Religious Experience, and Mental Health. Cynthia Nelson. Catalyst 6(1972):48-57.

Some Aspects of Electroencephalographic Studies in Yogis. B.K. Anand, G.S. Chhina, and B. Singh. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology 9(1961):132-149.

Electrophysiological Correlates of Some Yogic Exercises. B. Bagchi and M. Wenger. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology 7(1957):132-49.

Spectral Analysis of the EEG in Meditation. J.P. Banquet. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology 35(1973):143-151.

The European Witch-craze of the 14th to 17th Centuries: A Sociologist's Perspective. N. Ben-Yehuda. American Journal of Sociology 86(1)(1980):1-31.

A Comparison of Heartrate, Respiration, and Galvanic Skin Response among Meditators, Relaxers, and Controls. W.D. Curtis and H.W. Wessberg. Journal of Altered States of Consciousness 2(4)(1976):31-37.

The Medical Origins of the European Witch-craze. L. Estes. Journal of Social History 17(1983):271-284.

Persuasive Ritual: The Role of the Imagination in Occult Witchcraft. T.M. Luhrmann. Archives de Sciences Social des Religions 60(1985):151-170.

Witchcraft, Morality and Magic in Contemporary England. T.M. Luhrmann. International Journal of Moral and Social Studies 1(1986):77-94.

Mental Imagery Cultivation as a Cultural Phenomenon: The Role of Visions in Shamanism. R. Noll. Current Anthropology 26(49)(1985):443-461.

Autonomic Stability and Transcendental Meditation. D.W. Orme-Johnson. Psychosomatic Medicine 35(1973):341-349.

A Controlled Study of EEG during Transcendental Meditation: A Comparison with Hypnosis. A.K. Tebecis. Folio Psychiatrica et Neurologica Japonica 29(1975):305-313.

Physiological Effects of Transcendental Meditation. R.K. Wallace. Science 167(1970):1751-1754.

Studies of Autonomic Functions in Practitioners of Yoga in India. M.A. Wenger and B.K. Bagchi. Behavioral Science 6(1961):312-323.

Magic: A Theoretical Assessment. M. Winkleman. Current Anthropology 23(1982):37-66.

 

 

 


Internet:

Buddhism

WWW virtual library - Tibetan Buddhism
http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-TibetanStudies.html

CyberSangha Buddhist index
http://worldtrans.org/CyberSangha/csindex.html

Palicanon.org
http://www.palicanon.org/

WWW virtual library - Buddhism
http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-Buddhism.html

Blue Iris Sangha of New Orleans
http://home.bellsouth.net/p/pwp-blueirissangha

Journal of Buddhist Ethics
http://jbe.la.psu.edu/

New Orleans Zen Temple
http://home.gnofn.org/~aza/

DharmaNet International
http://www.dharmanet.org/

Hanazono University International Research Institute for Zen Buddhist Studies
http://www.iijnet.or.jp/iriz/

Zen Studies Society
http://www.daibosatsu.org/

About.com: Buddhism
http://buddhism.about.com/religion/buddhism/?once=true&

Nyingma Buddhism
http://www.nyingma.org/

Karme Choling Buddhist Meditation Center
http://www.kcl.shambhala.org/

Journal of Global Buddhism
http://jgb.la.psu.edu/

Namgyal Monastery
http://www.namgyal.org/

Penor Rinpoche's home page
http://www.palyul.org/hhpr.html

Karma Triyana Dharmachakra monastery
http://www.kagyu.org/

Effects of rosary prayers and yoga mantras on autonomic cardiovascular rhythms: comparative study, Bernardi et. al.
http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/323/7327/1446?view=full&pmid=11751348

 

Christianity

U.S. Catholic Online
http://www.uscatholic.org/

Catholic Encyclopedia and Church ancestors
http://newadvent.org/

The Community of the Twelve Tribes
http://www.twelvetribes.com/English.html

Effects of rosary prayers and yoga mantras on autonomic cardiovascular rhythms: comparative study, Bernardi et. al.
http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/323/7327/1446?view=full&pmid=11751348

 

Hinduism

Mandir: Hindu temples reference center
http://www.mandirnet.org/

HinduNet
http://www.hindunet.org/

 

Indigenous Traditions

Voodoo Spiritual Temple of New Orleans
http://www.gnofn.org/~voodoo/

WWW virtual library - Aboriginal studies
http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-Aboriginal.html

 

Islamic Sufism

Shahmaghsoudi school of Sufism
http://mto.shahmaghsoudi.org/

Sufi internet resources
http://world.std.com/~habib/

Abode of the Message Sufi center
http://www.sufiorder.org/abode/index.html

Threshold Society
http://www.sufism.org/

Sufi Orders on the WWW
http://homepages.haqq.com.au/salam/sufilinks/

Golden Sufi center
http://www.goldensufi.org/index.shtml

Hadith and Sunnah search page
http://ummah.muslimsonline.com/islam/abbas/hadithsearch.htm

MYTHOLOGY

Encyclopedia Mythica
http://www.pantheon.org/mythica/

Parabola Magazine
http://www.parabola.org/

Myths and Legends
http://pubpages.unh.edu/~cbsiren/mythold.html

 

Other

Anthropology of Mysticism popular site
http://vaughanj.home.mindspring.com/mystical/toc.htm

Anthropology Resources on the Internet
http://home.worldnet.fr/~clist/Anthro/index.html

Searchable Bible, Koran, and Book of Mormon
http://etext.virginia.edu/relig.browse.html

Academic Net for Religion
http://www.academicinfo.net/religindex.html

Academic Net for Anthropology
http://www.academicinfo.net/anth.html

WWW virtual library - Anthropology
http://vlib.anthrotech.com/

Rutgers University Virtual Religion Index
http://religion.rutgers.edu/vri/index.html

Sacred Texts.com
http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm

Sparsabhumi Buddhist and Indological resources
http://www.anu.edu.au/asianstudies/ahcen/coseru/

WWW virtual library - Asian studies
http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html

UCLA center for Near Eastern Studies
http://www.isop.ucla.edu/cnes/

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://plato.stanford.edu/contents.html

Mysticism resources page
http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/mys/

Wabash Center guide to spirituality, monasticism, and mysticism
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/Internet/spirit.htm

Exploring Ancient World Cultures (includes many e-texts)
http://eawc.evansville.edu/

Spiritweb alternate spirituality resources
http://www.spiritweb.org/

American Religion data archive
http://www.arda.tm/datafiles_ix.html

Columbia University Middle Eastern Studies
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indiv/area/MiddleEast/
index.html

David Wiley's religion page
http://davidwiley.com/religion.html

 

Judaism

 

Taoism

 

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