A forum for research into the afterlife
17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences "Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds"University of Manchester, UK5th-10th August 2013. Call for…Continue
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I am a social anthropologist researching in the field of mediumistic religions in Brazil. I have obtained a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Bristol and I am currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies). Since 2004 I have been researching the Brazilian mediumistic religion known as Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of the Dawn) investigating the phenomenon of spirit mediumship and religious experience. In Brazil I have also conducted fieldwork for the IPHAN - Ministry of Culture, in the Afro-Brazilian religions in the Federal District. In the UK I have researched mediumship in a Goddess Temple in Glastonbury.
My research interests include: spirit mediumship, spiritual healing and mental health, religious experience, religious learning, embodiment, and the self.
My Doctoral research ‘The Journey of the Jaguares: Spirit Mediumship in the Vale do Amanhecer’ addressed the experiences of spirit mediums, exploring notions of the self and the therapeutic aspects of initiatory learning, drawing upon data collected during a twenty-two-months fieldwork in Brazil.
We are currently setting up two new tools on the ARC website to keep scholars updated on the research which is currently being carried out on topics and phenomena related to the Afterlife, the Spirit World, mediumship, trance, possession, shamanism, and religious experience, using anthropological methods. These tools are:
* Directory of Researchers and postgraduate students with details of their projects.
* Online Library…
Posted on July 22, 2011 at 10:43
For those interested and those who could not attend the workshop, audio recordings are now available online on the events page of our website www.afterliferesearch.co.uk. A more complete publication from the workshop will follow shortly.
Posted on July 14, 2011 at 13:50