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Poon Hiu Wai

Sociology & Anthropology

Spirit Possession and Roleplaying: How Does SELF Cope with Oppression

By Poon Hiu Wai in “essay” on January 10, 2022

Regarding spirit possession as roleplaying i.e., the possessed is playing the role of the spirit, is a modern mistake. The modernity—the belief in science—does tend to deny the meanings of spirit and trance, which play an important role in spirit possession yet do not exist in roleplaying. Based on the understanding of the difference between spirit possession and roleplaying, I think, they enable one’s self to cope with oppression in their own wa...