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Indian Shaker Church

Subject Religion

Place Southern Asia » India

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


[ xxvii ] In 1881 a Squaxin Indian near Puget Sound (Washington), John Slocum, received a revelation during a coma. The next year a shaking paroxysm of his wife Mary was regarded as the spirit of God curing John of an illness. The Shaker Church they founded replaced S haman healing by the new shaking and dancing rituals, along with Christian elements. In the 1970s over 20 congregations in the north-west USA embraced perhaps 2,000 adherents in this Indian Christian S yncretism. [1; 12: 145–51; 26: 353–64] ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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