spirit possession

(noun) A situation in which a supernatural being inhabits or takes control of an individual.

Example:Taraka’s Ghost” by Ruth and Stanley Freed, in which a young woman named Sita is processed by the ghost of Taraka, a childhood friend who committed suicide in Northern India.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: spirit possessions

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How to Cite the Definition of Spirit Possession

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “spirit possession.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/spirit-possession/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

spirit possession. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/spirit-possession/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “spirit possession.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/spirit-possession/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“spirit possession.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/spirit-possession/>.