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Alcohol and Altered States in Ancestor Veneration Rituals of Zhou Dynasty China and Iron Age Palestine

A New Approach to Ancestor Rituals

Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 1st Jan 1998
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773483608
ISBN-13: 9780773483606
Barcode No: 9780773483606
This study examines how alcohol-based trance states can be a feature of ancestor veneration practices. Two cases are explored in detail: the Zhou dynasty Chinese Personator of the Dead; and the Ugaritic and Iron Age Palestinian "Marzeah".

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