Playing God - Belief and Ritual in the Muttappan Cult of North Malabar - Theodore Gabriel

Playing God - Belief and Ritual in the Muttappan Cult of North Malabar - Theodore Gabriel

Spirit possession and ritual praxis in North Malabar – the Teyyam

Playing God - Belief and Ritual in the Muttappan Cult of North Malabar - Theodore Gabriel

Theodore Gabriel [+-]
University of Gloucestershire
Theodore Gabriel is Honorary Research Fellow in Theology and Religious Studies at the Department of Humanities, University of Gloucestershire and Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at the Queen's University (Canada) Study Centre in Hailsham, East Sussex, England.

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The Teyyam, we have seen, is the ritual par excellence in northern Kerala for the untouchable and tribal sections of society, which also attracts considerable attention from other caste groups and even from followers of other religions. The popularity of the ritual resides in its obvious charismatic, ecstatic and awe-inspiring nature and the fact that the devotees can have a visual and easily accessible revelation of god in this ritual.

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Gabriel, Theodore . Spirit possession and ritual praxis in North Malabar – the Teyyam. Playing God - Belief and Ritual in the Muttappan Cult of North Malabar. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 27-43 Nov 2010. ISBN 9781781790373. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24457. Date accessed: 11 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24457. Nov 2010

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