GENERAL TREATMENTS

BOOKS ARTICLES INTERNET

Books:

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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.

 

 

Articles:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

 

 

Internet:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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