Abstract

Abstract:

This introduces a special issue looks at shrines and altar-rooms simultaneously as places that manifest and generate spiritual power, and as places to access, negotiate, and garner that power. Contributors explore how shrines and altar-rooms, more than being spaces that contain and display an assemblage of objects with symbolic and esthetic value, "live" and "work" in transforming the significance of the things and people that interact with them. As such, altars and shrines are dynamic points of spatial and temporal convergence and conversion, a feature that facilitates spirit manifestation and transformation.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1940-5111
Print ISSN
1556-8547
Pages
pp. 155-163
Launched on MUSE
2018-12-07
Open Access
No
Archive Status
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