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Spirit Possession and Spirit Mediumship in Africa and Afro-America
An Annotated Bibliography

ISBN 9780367342715
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
470 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1978 Spirit Possession and Spirit Mediumship in Africa and Afro-America is an incredibly diverse and comprehensive bibliography on published works containing ethnographic data on, and analysis of, spirit possession and spirit mediumship in North and Sub-Saharan Africa and in some Afro-American communities in the Western Hemisphere. The sources on Western Afro-American communities were chosen to shed light on the African continent and the Americas. The bibliography, while not exhaustive, provides extensive research on the area of research in spiritualism in Africa and Afro-America. The bibliography also provides unique sources on spirit cults, ritual or ethnic groups and will be of especial interest to researchers. Although published in the late 70s, this book will still provide an incredibly useful research tool for academics in the area of religion, with a focus on spiritualism and non-western religions.

Table of Contents



A Method of Compilation: Research Orientation, Scope of Material Surveyed, Special Topical Problems

B. Working Definition of Spirit Possession and Spirit Mediumship

C. Organization of the Bibliography

Bibliographic Citations

Portuguese Citations from Brazil


1 Africa: Ethnic Groups

2. Africa: Miscellaneous Groups

3. Africa: Ethnic Groups in Political Units

4. Africa: Ethnic Groups in Major Regions

5. Africa: General Sources

6. Afro-America: Regions, Political Units, Religious Movements and Ethnic Groups

7. Afro-America: General Sources

8. World Areas Outside Africa and Afro-America

9. Theoretical Sources on Spirit Possession and Spirit Mediumship

10. Altered States of Consciousness Research

11. Glossolalia

12. Art

13. Music

14. Religious Movements

15. Islam

16. Kimbanguism

17. Zar

18. Zionism

Lists of Journals, Newsletters, Periodicals Surveyed

List 1. Journals, Newsletters, Periodicals – Thoroughly Investigated and Relevant

List 2. Journals, Newsletters, Periodicals – Investigated for Cited Articles

List 3. Journals, Newsletters, Periodicals – Investigated but not Relevant

First published in 1978 by Garland Publishing, Inc.

© 1978 Irving I. Zaretsky and Cynthia Shambaugh


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