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Faith Healing : Studies in Myths and Rituals in Medicine and Therapy

Tushar K Niyogi

ISBN 10: 818766133X / ISBN 13: 9788187661337
Published by R N Bhattacharya, 2006
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Contents 1. Recapitulation anthropological perspective. 2. Faith healing through ages. 3. Folk Therapeutics the logic behind (preliminary observation). 4. i. Water remedy Barakachari. ii. Mobarak Gaji Ghutiyari Sharif. 5. Aspects of spirit possession Bhar. 6. Divinations case histories. 7. Exorcisms case histories. 8. The quack remedies. 9. Deities who cure i. Dakshineswar of Dhapdhapi. ii. Dhanantari Kalibari of Majilpur. 10. Surgery cataract operation tooth extraction. 11. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index. Faith healing etc. is the result of a field investigation undertaken in the villages of Deltaic districts of West Bengal. The author has tried to understand the mental construct of the folk mind that has its own logic to observe the world of flora keenly in search of healing curative to adhere to ismorphism to evaluate the role of spirit deities who both cure and inflict curse and to appreciate the expertise of faith healers whose service to the community is an asset. This book is a critical estimate of folk behaviour that utilises resourceful herbal wealth as curative cheersup the role of faith healer who determines the course of action of the community members in their hopeful tragedy of chistenee. 208 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 59732

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Title: Faith Healing : Studies in Myths and Rituals...

Publisher: R N Bhattacharya

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

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