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Soul HuntersHunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs$
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Rane Willerslev

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252165

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252165.001.0001

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Body-Soul Dialectics

Body-Soul Dialectics

Human Rebirth Beliefs

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(p.50) Chapter 3: Body-Soul Dialectics
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Soul Hunters
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Rane Willerslev

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520252165.003.0005

This chapter discusses reincarnation, but focuses on its implications for relations within the human life world, and demonstrates how reincarnation is important as a model for dealing with grief. Reincarnation also emphasizes the continuity rather than the finality of personal relationships. The chapter furthermore shows how a person's relation to the soul of his previous incarnation is problematic, and studies the notion of the fragmented body in relation to Lacan's theory of the “mirror stage.”

Keywords:   reincarnation, human life world, dealing with grief, continuity, personal relationships, fragmented body, mirror stage theory

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