A preliminary analysis of the relationship between altered states of consciousness, healing, and social structure

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 94 Published In Pages: 145-160
By Shaara, Lila


This article tests hypotheses relating altered states of consciousness, healing and social structure variables such as gender stratification, female participation, and kinship structure. Results did not support an association between ASCs and gender stratification, but did suggest distinct correlates of possession versus trance healing.

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