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Moderated by Michael Swartz (Ohio State University)
With Hugh Urban (Ohio State University), Alexander Rocklin (Otterbein University), Sabina Magliocco (University of British Columbia), and Michael Dangler (Senior Priest of the Three Cranes Grove)
In this panel moderated by Michael Swartz, a diverse range of topics related to magic and healing, broadly speaking, will be explored. Hugh Urban will plan to talk about magic and folk medicine in a village in northeast India and the ways in which it has been transformed through the impact of the internet, social media, youtube, and tourism. Alexander Rocklin's talk is about the ways in which Caribbean practitioners of "Hindu magic" (sometimes called obeah) have used ritual healing to create solidarities between ethno-racial and religious groups who were typically thought to be separate and mutually exclusive. Michael Dangler's talk titled, “Healing Through Inspiration and Relationships,” will be about how relationships (with people who need healing, and with the Spirits who aid in it) have formed a basis for his own healing work, and how that healing work has sometimes kicked off an unexpected relationship. Sabina Magliocco's talk, "Italian Healing Modalities: Story and Song," will examine folk healing traditions from the Appenine, Campania, and Sardinia that use narrative, song, and music/ dance to move participants into alternate states of consciousness that facilitate social and ritual healing.
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This event is supported by a grant from the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme.