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Illustrations ix Preface xiii Acknowledgements xv 1. Introduction: Setting the Scene 1 Encountering Healing: An Outline of the Argument 1 Bali: A Brief Background 9 Historical Survey of the Medical System 11 2. The Village Community and Family 27 The Village Community and Household Compound 28 Anger and Outlets for the 'Uncivilised' Passions 37 3. Healers and the Traditional Medical System 53 The Health Care System 53 Scholarly Healers 59 A Healer's Paraphernalia: Magical Drawings 63 Spirit Mediums 88 4. Power and the Shadow Theatre of the Queen Sorceress 103 Witchcraft and Sorcery in Daily Life 103 The Shadow Theatre of Calon Arang 112 5. The Mythological Figures Rangda and Barongs 123 Myths of Creation 125 The Art of Mask Making 131 Encountering Barongs as Healing Agents in Dreams and Rites 157 6. Community Well-being and the Religious Festival Galungan 167 Ritual Space and the Social Organisation of the Festival 168 The Celebration: Processions, Ludic Songs and Dance-drama Performances 172 Recentring the Community 195 Galungan: Continuity and Change 202 7. The Aesthetics of Healing 207 Balinese Notions of Self 208 Mediating Between Darkness and Light 225 Thanking the Gods: The Drama of the Lost Prince 235 Appendix 247 Glossary 249 Bibliography 255 Index 266Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: