Brandon University

12.157 Introduction to Religious Ecstasy

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This course will introduce beliefs and practices related to religious ecstasy in different world religions and traditions, including Australian aboriginal religion, Buddhism, Daoism, mysticism, shamanism and spirit mediumship, Sufism, and vodou. Some of the topics examined will include trance, self-mortification, self-sacrifice, snake-handling, spirit journeys, fertility rituals, rain dance, sun worship, healing and exorcism. Cross-registered with (Religion) 86:157.

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