Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal, 2(2-3): Special issue: 'What kind of witchcraft is this?’ Development, spirituality, pp 338-355

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Drawing upon critiques that claim a lack of interest in spirituality in development studies, this paper aims to show how alternative ethical forms of development can be enacted when adopting shamanic spiritual worldviews. The paper draws upon ethnographic research conducted in Terra Mirim, an intentional shamanic community, located in the Itamboatá valley, Bahia, Brazil. Drawing upon contributions from Chicano scholars, this research engages with the concept of ‘spiritual activism’ to understand how alternative ontologies of development are shaped around the idea of interconnectedness and relational consciousness.