Prophets and advisors in black spiritual churches: therapy, palliative, or opiate?

@article{Baer1981ProphetsAA,
  title={Prophets and advisors in black spiritual churches: therapy, palliative, or opiate?},
  author={Hans A Baer},
  journal={Culture, medicine and psychiatry},
  year={1981},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={145-70}
}
  • Hans A Baer
  • Published 1981 in Culture, medicine and psychiatry
This paper examines a variant of Black ethnomedicine in urban areas, namely the complex of prophets and advisors found within the Spiritual movement. Based upon fieldwork among Spiritual churches in several cities and intensive interviews with Spiritual mediums in Nashville, Tennessee, attention is given to the form of folk psychotherapy that these prophets and advisors provide the members of their congregations as well as other individuals. Although it is argued that the complex of mediums in… CONTINUE READING