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Portals
By Lynne Hume

Portals

Opening Doorways to Other Realities Through the Senses

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Portals by Lynne Hume

Book Description

As Alice in Wonderland discovered, cave entrances, tunnels, spirals and mirrors can transport people to strange worlds where anything is possible. Portals investigates how we move beyond the conscious and physical world using our senses, into other realities of the spiritual and the divine. Portals looks at the techniques used to alter consciousness practised by shamans, monks and other religious specialists. These include the use of drugs. as well as drumming, chanting and meditation. The book provides a new, anthropologically-grounded perspective on the wide-ranging questions about the realities of human consciousness and mystical, spiritual and religious experience.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845201456
ISBN-10: 1845201450
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Lynne Hume

Religious Life of Dress by Lynne Hume Religious Life of Dress, Hardback (October 2013)

This accessible study of religious dress practices contains case studies on a wide range of religious groups, including: Catholics, Jews, Hindus, Druids, Shamans, and Mystics. Its unique sensory approach will appeal to scholars and students across many disciplines.

Anthropologists in the Field by Lynne Hume Anthropologists in the Field, Paperback (November 2004)

An excellent introduction to real-world ethnography, this book covers short- and long-term participant observation and ethnographic interviewing and uses diverse cultures as cases.

Ancestral Power by Lynne Hume Ancestral Power, Paperback (November 2002)

Australian Aborigines have expressed the idea of ancestral presence as a power existing in land, painting, dance, song, blood and ceremonial objects - a concept known in English as the Dreaming. This text examines how aspects of the Dreaming may have been linked to altered states of consciousness.

Witchcraft and Paganism in Australia by Lynne Hume Witchcraft and Paganism in Australia, Paperback (October 1993)

Contributes to the growing literature on comparative religion and new religious movements. More specifically, it draws attention to a new religious movement. Using a multidisciplinary approcach, Hume describes the emergence of a controversial worldview which has roots in ancient ideas but whose ideology is rooted in the 20th century.

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Author Biography - Lynne Hume

Lynne Hume is Associate Professor, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

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