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Belief Is Not Experience: Transformation as a Tool for Bridging the Ontological Divide in Anthropological Research and Reporting
For more than a hundred years, anthropologists have recorded stories of beliefs in other-than-human sentience and consciousness, yet we have most frequently insisted on contextualizing these stories in terms of cultural, epistemological, or ontological relativism. In this paper, I ask why we have had such a hard time taking reports of unseen realms seriously and describe the transformative role of personal experience as a catalyst for change in anthropological research and reporting.
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Glass-Coffin, B. (2013). Glass-Coffin, B. (2013). Belief is not experience: Transformation as a tool for bridging the ontological divide in anthropological research and reporting. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 32(1), 117–126.. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 32 (1). https://doi.org/10.24972/ijts.2013.32.1.117
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