Collective visions in the Moldavian Csángó villages

Peti, Lehel (2009) Collective visions in the Moldavian Csángó villages. Acta Ethnographica Hungarica, 54 (2). pp. 287-308. ISSN 1216-9803

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The paper analyses the social history and the cultural aspects of collective visions from the traditional Moldavian Csángó culture. It shows the mechanism of how in times of economic and social crisis the social fears are reflected in visions. The author argues that the collective visions played an important role in the articulation of crisis in a transforming Moldavian Csángó society. He mentions the conditions and circumstances of their appearance, their ontological qualities (sacred-demonic), the attitude of the church to them, the features of the visions compared with the Orthodox religious culture. For the exceptionally religious Csángó community, for whom the religious experience has a very deep emotional meaning, the otherworld has medieval importance. They accept the reality of the other-world without transcendental experience. The visions announce visual certainty about this important religious structure.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GT Manners and customs / néprajz, szokások, hagyományok
Depositing User: xBarbara xBodnár
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2017 16:49
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2017 16:49

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