Edgar Tasia

FNRS Postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratoire d’anthropologie des mondes contemporains (LAMC), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Edgar Tasia is an anthropologist and holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences. His researches focus mostly on mental health and trauma. He carried out his doctoral thesis field work in an Aboriginal therapeutic group in the central suburbs of Sydney.

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Contribution à une socio-anthropologie de l’enchantement à partir de l’étude comparée du « Gamarada » et de la « Communication animale intuitive ».

Robin Susswein et Edgar Tasia | 07.04.2020

Some emotionally intense “wonderful” experiences, which are particularly difficult to qualify by those who experience them, have been studied by sociology and anthropology as “enchantment experiences”. How to qualify this type of experiences? What circumstances can contribute to their emergence? Based on the ethnographic study of two initiatory practices (the “Gamarada” and the “Animal Intuitive Communication”), the authors underline the benefits and the limits of the heuristic model of the "technology of enchantment" built by Halloy and Servais. This [...]