New Mana: Transformations of a Classic Concept in Pacific Languages and Cultures (Monographs in Anthropology) by Matt Tomlinson
English | Apr. 13, 2016 | ISBN: 1760460079 | 390 Pages | PDF | 6 MB
‘Mana’, a term denoting spiritual power, is found in many Pacific Islands languages. In recent decades, the term has been taken up in New Age movements and online fantasy gaming. In this book, 16 contributors examine mana through ethnographic, linguistic, and historical lenses to understand its transformations in past and present.