Workshop Mediumship(s) and Health(s):
dialogues and tensions

13 December 2021, Public event online in Portuguese and English

Organized by

Marie Skłodowska-Curie THETRANCE

HEAL Network for the Ethnography of Healing

Postgraduate Program in Social Anthropology - Federal University of Santa Catarina

Convenors: Emily Pierini (Sapienza University of Rome), Alberto Groisman (UFSC), Vânia Cardoso (UFSC), Fernando Ciello (UFRR)


Questions for the roundtable discussion between anthropologists, psychologists, and spiritual healing practitioners:

• How do mediumistic trance practices inform therapeutic experiences and health?

• How can we promote dialogues and communication between people who work in different fields of knowledge such as the sciences, humanities and religions?

• What kind of categories can intervene in the dialogue between different fields of knowledge?


Funded by the European Union

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowship "THETRANCE-Transnational Healing: Therapeutic Trajectories in Spiritual Trance". This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 895395.

Partner Universities: Sapienza University of Rome, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Instituto Brazil Plural.