Transgressing Boundaries: Digital as a Space for Esoteric Practices

Apparently a group men sitting on the floor, some of them clapping, some playing drums; except form two they are dressed in long white dresses, some wearing a kufi (head wrap)

My doctoral dissertation, which I defended at the Institute of Ethnology at the University of Heidelberg, is on the topic of “Zar Ritual and Expression of Gender Identity in Hormozgan Province, Iran.” In Hormozgan, Zar is a general term for all spirits that attack people for various reasons and a method of treating a possessed […]