Conference Contribution Details
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J A Kapalo;
Narratives Across Space and Time: Transmissions and Adaptations - 15th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research
Relations with Divine Agents in Gagauz Healing Charms
Oral Presentation
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This paper explores the relations that are established between Gagauz ilacci healers and divine agents through both the dreams and visions of healers and the performance of narrative okumak charms.Gagauz healing charms will be considered from a 'performative' perspective, emphasising how the speech acts of the healer bridge the cosmological divide berween worldly and transcendent realities and enact and institute social relations with the divine.