On the use of the uncanny in ritual
In 'The Future of an Illusion', Freud suggested that religion allows a person to 'feel at home in the uncanny' - that unsettling interplay of suppression and memory that arises from living subject to fears and anxieties in an unpredictable world. Here, the author examines a ritual called the 'Wild Hunt' that occurred during her ethnographic research among contemporary Pagans to explore how uncanny encounters within religious rituals can help participants come to terms with fears and anxieties,...[Show more]
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