By Graham Bull
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In renowned chinese language faith in Singapore, individuals are acknowledged to refer to gods via possessed spirit mediums (tang-kis). Many psychoanalytical anthropologists have thought of such possessive states to be insanity. during this booklet, the writer, utilizing a Lacanian psychoanalytical procedure, is going in contrast view.
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Madness or Transcendence?: A Psychoanalytic Account of Chinese Tang-ki Spirit Medium Healing by Graham Bull