TRANCE IN BALI by Jane Belo

TRANCE IN BALI

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The trance in Bali, a completely recognized and approved state, is discussed here in a highly technical manner. Subjects are described both in and out of trance emphasizing that although when in trance they manifest tendencies that Westerners would generally consider psychotic, out of trance their behaviour is not deviant. An accepted phenomenon in Bali, the trance is considered an appropriate manifestation of religious experience and often accompanies medical healings. Highly documented, this text gives insight into the attitudes and behaviour of Bali, a country whose religion is closely affiliated with that of India. A scholarly work directed at those readers with more than a layman's interest in the field of anthropology. Very Specialized.

Pub Date: March 21st, 1960
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press