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Presence

Carla Bellamy

in The Powerful Ephemeral

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780520262805
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520950450 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520262805.003.0005
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This chapter studies the complicated concept of the hāzirī, a central practice at Husain Tekrī. The hāzirī has both narrative and nonnarrative aspects, and is the medium where pilgrims are granted what is supposedly the goal of the healing process. The chapter tries to categorize the hāzirī and analyzes it as a ritual. It introduces the khulī hāzirī and spirit possession practices.

Keywords: hāzirī; Husain Tekrī; narrative; nonnarrative aspects; healing process; khulī hāzirī; spirit possession

Chapter.  19405 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Islam

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