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The mountain's shadow and reflection in the river : Vietnamese supernaturalism in the Mekong Delta

Do, My Thien


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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Date published: 1995
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d77846bf2685


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