The Effects of Ritual Healing on Female Victims of Abuse: A Study of Empowerment and Transformation

@article{Jacobs1989TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Ritual Healing on Female Victims of Abuse: A Study of Empowerment and Transformation},
  author={Janet Liebman Jacobs},
  journal={Sociology of Religion},
  year={1989},
  volume={50},
  pages={265-279}
}
  • J. Jacobs
  • Published 1 October 1989
  • Psychology
  • Sociology of Religion
This research analyzes the effects of ritual healing on women who have been victims of abuse, including incest, rape, and battering. The study was conducted through participant observation of a women's spirituality group. The focus of the analysis is on the process of empowerment as it is experienced in a ritual context that provides a means for cathartic expression as well as participant identification with female symbols of power. The findings of this study suggest that women-centered rituals… 

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