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Bridges between Worlds: Spirits and Spirit Work in Northern Iceland

ISBN : 9780190883393

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¥4,147
Author: 
Corinne G. Dempsey
Pages
256 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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This book explores the tradition of Icelandic spirit work, known as andleg mal, as practiced in the northern town of Akureyri. Based on firsthand accounts of these spirit encounters, Corinne Dempsey describes how andleg mal's beliefs and practices span not only earth and spirit but Icelandic histories and cross-Atlantic cultures.

Index: 

Acknowledgments
Icelandic Language Notes
Keeping Track: A Glossary of Characters.
Introduction: Bridging Worlds with Andleg Mal
Chapter 1: Roots and Layers of Andleg Mal
Chapter 2: Science and Skepticism, Belief and Blasphemy
Chapter 3: Skyggnigafa: The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Chapter 4: Trance Work
Chapter 5: Healers and Healing
Chapter 6: Leaps of Geography and Faith
Glossary of Icelandic Terms
Notes
Work Cited
Index

About the author: 

Corinne G. Dempsey is Professor of Religious Studies, Director of International and Global Studies, and Rose Marie Beston Chair for International Studies at Nazareth College. She is author of Bringing the Sacred Down to Earth: Adventures in Comparative Religion (OUP 2011), The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York: Breaking Convention and Making Home at a North American Hindu Temple (OUP 2005), and Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India (OUP 2001).

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