256 pages | 6 x 9 | 27 illus.
Paper 1992 | ISBN 9780812213669 | $26.50s | Outside the Americas £19.99
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A volume in the series Contemporary Ethnography
Experiencing Ritual is Edith Turner's account of how she sighted a spirit form while participating in the Ihamba ritual of the Ndembu. Through her analysis, she presents a view not common in anthropological writings—the view of millions of Africans—that ritual is the harnessing of spiritual power.