Samba in the Night

By: Hess, David J.

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Written as an informal first-person narrative, "Samba in the Night"is an absorbing account of an anthropologist's fieldwork and explorations into alternative religions in Brazil that invites the reader into the mysterious world of spirit mediums, poltergeists, psychic surgery, exorcism, and spiritual healing.

Hess provides colorful descriptions of rituals and at the same time weaves in a detective story about the complex relations between Spiritism and the rest of their world. Through a variety of anecdotes about spirit mediums, doctors, engineers, lawmakers, Jesuits, and past-life therapists, the book offers an introduction to Brazilian religons and society as well as to the art of anthropological fieldwork.

Title: Samba in the Night

Author Name: Hess, David J.

Categories: Spiritualism,

Publisher: Columbia University Press:

ISBN Number: 0231084323

ISBN Number 13: 9780231084321

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0231084323Z2

Description: 0231084323 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE