Spirit possession: A case study from Sri Lanka.
De Silva, Deemathie W.
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De Silva, Deemathie W. (1983). Spirit possession: A case study from Sri Lanka.- Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.15, no.1/2, p.20-31.
The focus in this case study is Sita, a 19-year-old young adult, who is possessed by a spirit. Sita identified the spirit as "Mahasohona," the demon that frequents graveyards and cemeteries. The cure was an elaborate 32-hour exorcism ceremony that included drumming, chanting, and dancing.