Psychic Healing and Women: An Example from a Spiritualist-Metaphysical Church

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/112056
Title:
Psychic Healing and Women: An Example from a Spiritualist-Metaphysical Church
Author:
Hansen, K. Brooke
Citation:
Arizona Anthropologist 8:18-35. © 1992 Association of Student Anthropologists Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Journal:
Arizona Anthropologist
Issue Date:
1992
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/112056
Abstract:
Ten million Americans are involved in some way with psychic healing practices, yet biomedicine often neglects or ignores these alternative health care systems. This study describes a contemporaly example of psychic healing among middle-class white women as observed in a southwestern Spiritualist-metaphysical chapel. This work is placed in both historical and contemporary contexts. Alternative healing choices, specifically psychic-spiritual healing, may affect the autonomy and self-empowerment of women.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
1062-1601

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHansen, K. Brookeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-29T17:15:12Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-29T17:15:12Z-
dc.date.issued1992-
dc.identifier.citationArizona Anthropologist 8:18-35. © 1992 Association of Student Anthropologists Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721en_US
dc.identifier.issn1062-1601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/112056-
dc.description.abstractTen million Americans are involved in some way with psychic healing practices, yet biomedicine often neglects or ignores these alternative health care systems. This study describes a contemporaly example of psychic healing among middle-class white women as observed in a southwestern Spiritualist-metaphysical chapel. This work is placed in both historical and contemporary contexts. Alternative healing choices, specifically psychic-spiritual healing, may affect the autonomy and self-empowerment of women.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.titlePsychic Healing and Women: An Example from a Spiritualist-Metaphysical Churchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalArizona Anthropologisten_US
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