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The Cognition of religious dreaming – ethnographic study among Hindus in Nepal

Research project

Short description

Cognition of religious dreaming – case study among Hindus in Nepal, 61 informants. Ongoing ethnographic studies about the cognition of religious dream imagery with emphasis on the modalities of supernatural agent beliefs and counterintuitive processing. The reseach connect experiential and cognitive factors with topics concerning cultural transmission, ritualization and institutionalization of religious items and supernatural beliefs.

Publications
  • Title: Measuring Counterintuitiveness in Supernatural Agent Dream Imagery. Front. Psychol., 09 August 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01728
  • Title: Indirect reciprocity and reputation management in religious morality relating to concepts of supernatural agents. J. Cognitive Sci. Relig. 3, 125–153. doi:10.1558/jcsr.27256
  • Title: Nordin. A, (2020). “Counterintuitive supernaturalism as a building block of religious dream imagery”. In Larsson. G., Nordin, A., J. Svensson. Eds. An Introduction to the Building Block Approach to Religion – Critical Applications and Future Prospects. Equinox