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Dreamers in Paradise: The Rise and Fall of a New Holy Site in Israel

A lecture by Professor Yoram Bilu, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Monday, October 05, 2009
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
352 Haines Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Dr. Bilu holds a joint appointment at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the Department of Psychology, where he is the Sylvia Bauman Professor, and in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. A clinical psychologist turned anthropologist, he is interested in the interface of culture and psychology as reflected in mental health, folk-religion, and altered states of consciousness. He received the Bahat Prize for his book, The Saint Impresarios: Dreamers, Healers, and Holy Men in Israel’s Urban Periphery, Haifa University Press (2005).

Cost : Admission is free, Parking can be purchased at Lot 3

AmyBruinooge, Center for Near Eastern Studies
(310) 825-1181

Sponsor(s): , Anthropology, Mind, Medicine and Culture Working Group

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