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  1. Complex, hierarchical societies are correlated with the presence of female-dominated possession trance.Wood, Conner P. - Complexity and possession: Gender and social structure in the variability of..., 2018 - 7 Variables

    A previous study conducted by Singh (2017) investigates why and how features of shamanism have culturally evolved, one such feature being shamanistic trance. However, the authors of this article argue that Singh fails to distinguish between different types of shamanistic trance. They find that possession trance, as compared to trance without possession, is primarily dominated by females and found in complex societies.

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