The mountain's shadow and reflection in the river : Vietnamese supernaturalism in the Mekong Delta
This study aims to provide an overview of Vietnamese supernaturalism in the Mekong delta through an examination of four different realms. They are: the village communal house, or dình., the Buddhist-Daoist private temple, or chùa, mediumistic practices, and the practice of self-cultivation, among whose outstanding proponents were the Daoists (Ông Dao). These four realms '' permeated with two major southern Vietnamese concerns: an abiding interest in alternate states of consciousness, and...[Show more]
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