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A Celebration of Demons: Exorcism and the Aesthetics of Healing in Sri Lanka Bruce Kapferer

A Celebration of Demons: Exorcism and the Aesthetics of Healing in Sri Lanka

Bruce Kapferer

Published August 1st 1983
ISBN : 9780253203045
Hardcover
293 pages
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The Sinhalese exorcism rituals are perhaps the most complex and the most magnificent in performance still extant. For this second edition, the author has written a new preface and introduction in which he argues that the techniques of healing in SriMoreThe Sinhalese exorcism rituals are perhaps the most complex and the most magnificent in performance still extant. For this second edition, the author has written a new preface and introduction in which he argues that the techniques of healing in Sri Lanka and the aesthetics of this healing cannot be reduced to Western psychoanalytic or psychotherapeutic terms, and develops new and original approaches to ritual and the aesthetic in general.