Dreams and altered states of consciousness in anthropological research

Psychological Anthropology Schenkman Publishing Cambridge, Mass. Published In Pages: 403-434
By Bourguignon, Erika


This chapter reviews various ethnographic and psychological studies of dreaming and hypothesizes about the relationship between institutionalized forms of trance and the use of dreams. Results show that societies with institutionalized forms of trance are more likely to use dreams to seek and control supernatural powers.

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