This ebook attempts to answer the question of why and how people believe in spirits, gods and magic from a social anthropology point of view.
Covering topics such as Shamanism&Spirit Possession, Witchcraft&Magic, Ghosts, Spirits, Gods&Demons, Ethnography&the Paranormal and Anthropology&Parapsychology, this ebook provides an overview of supernatural traditions and practices around the world. The author also explores anthropological interpretations of supernatural and spiritual experiences, including the paranormal experiences of the anthropologists themselves when they are doing fieldwork (think Bruce Parry in the Amazon taking part in shamanistic rituals with ayahuasca!)
About the Author
Jack Hunter is a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Bristol, a member of the Afterlife Research Centre and the Editor of the Paranthropology journal.