Taming the Wind of Desire: Psychology, Medicine, and Aesthetics in Malay Shamanistic Performance: 29 (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care)

Taming the Wind of Desire: Psychology, Medicine, and Aesthetics in Malay Shamanistic Performance: 29 (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care)

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An ethnographic study of Malay healing ceremonies involving the practices of shamen, who place their patients in a trance and encourage them to express their inner thoughts in a type of performance. The ceremony reveals a psychological content relevant to Western medical practice today.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 396
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 17 Mar 1993

ISBN 10: 0520082583
ISBN 13: 9780520082588