Asian Anthropologist, Vol. 11, 2012

"This book is a fascinating ethnographic account of the popular religious practice lên đồng, the spirit medium ritual, in Vietnam. The author, Kirsten W. Endres, has provided readers with vivid descriptions of the details of the ritual and many narratives of the people involved in mediumship.

"This book is a fascinating ethnographic account of the popular religious practice lên đồng, the spirit medium ritual, in Vietnam. The author, Kirsten W. Endres, has provided readers with vivid descriptions of the details of the ritual and many narratives of the people involved in mediumship.

The book is easy and interesting to read and bring readers’ attention to many thoughtful reflections on modern experiences of the spiritual world."

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