Epilepsy and religious experiences: Voodoo possession

E. J. Carrazana, J. DeToledo, W. Tatum, R. Rivas-Vasquez, G. Rey, S. Wheeler

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-241
Number of pages3
JournalEpilepsia
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 11 1999

Keywords

  • Epilepsy
  • Possessions
  • Religion
  • Seizures
  • Voodoo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Carrazana, E. J., DeToledo, J., Tatum, W., Rivas-Vasquez, R., Rey, G., & Wheeler, S. (1999). Epilepsy and religious experiences: Voodoo possession. Epilepsia, 40(2), 239-241. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1528-1157.1999.tb02081.x