By Raquel Romberg
During this intimate ethnography, Raquel Romberg seeks to light up the performative importance of therapeutic rituals and magic works, their embodied nature, and their effectiveness in reworking the states of individuals through targeting the noticeable, albeit commonly vague, ways that therapeutic and magic rituals continue. The questions posed by means of Romberg emerge at once from the actual pragmatics of Puerto Rican brujeria (witch-healing), formed through the eclecticism of its rituals, the heterogeneous personality of its contributors, and the heterodoxy of its ethical economic system. What, if any, is the function of trust in magic and therapeutic rituals? How do earlier discourses on ownership input into the performative adventure of formality within the right here and now? the place does trust cease, and the place do stories of the flesh start? whereas those are questions that philosophers and anthropologists of faith give some thought to, they gather a special that means while requested from an ethnographic standpoint. Written in an evocative, empathetic variety, with theoretical ruminations approximately functionality, the senses, and mind's eye woven into tales that spotlight the drama and humanity of consultations, this ebook is a crucial contribution to the cross-cultural figuring out of our capability to adventure the transcendental in corporeal methods.