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Book: The Spider Dance

Chapter: La Temperanza / Temperance

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45240


In this chapter the author, by offering detailed ethnographic descriptions of family constellations and other spiritual practices, shows the possible connections between the "expanded present" historicity, well-being, and healing. In doing so, and in conversation with studies on relational ontologies and spirit possession, she shows how the experiences of her interlocutors could be read as a way to challenge neoliberal subjectivities, and to embody and imagine alternative ways of being.

Chapter Contributors

  • Giovanna Parmigiani ([email protected] - giovannaparmigiani) 'Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University'