The Spider Dance - Tradition, Time and Healing in Southern Italy - Giovanna Parmigiani

Giovanna Parmigiani [+-]
Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Giovanna Parmigiani holds a Ph.D. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from the University of Toronto, and is Senior Fellow at Harvard Divinity School (Harvard University).


Outlines the main research questions, arguments, and interventions of my ethnography in regard to current anthropological debates and related fields. Subsequent chapters are named for some of the Major Arcana of the Tarot: a divinatory practice widespread among Wiccans, New Age practitioners, and contemporary Pagans—and sed by the women of the cerchio. The “Journey of the Fool” in the Tarot is used metaphorically to describe the author's own ethnographic journey and as an explanatory element to introduce the “expanded present” historicity.

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Parmigiani, Giovanna. Introduction. The Spider Dance - Tradition, Time and Healing in Southern Italy. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. May 2023. ISBN 9780000000000. Date accessed: 20 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40110. May 2023

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