Epilepsy and Religious Experiences: Voodoo Possession

@article{Carrazana1999EpilepsyAR,
  title={Epilepsy and Religious Experiences: Voodoo Possession},
  author={E. Carrazana and J. Detoledo and W. Tatum and R. Rivas-Vasquez and G. Rey and S. Wheeler},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={1999},
  volume={40}
}
  • E. Carrazana, J. Detoledo, +3 authors S. Wheeler
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Epilepsia
  • Summary: Epileptic seizures have a historical association with religion, primarily through the concept of spirit possession. Five cases where epileptic seizures were initially attributed to Voodoo spirit possession are presented. The attribution is discussed within the context of the Voodoo belief system. 
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