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Immortal Wishes: Labor and Transcendence on a Japanese Sacred Mountain Paperback – April 16, 2003

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"Immortal Wishes reveals the deeply embodied nature of a religion which is physically labored at with a subtlety and intensity that is as sensuous as it is spiritual. It is this aesthetics—personal, historical, collective—that Ellen Schattschneider captures with the delicacy of her prose and analysis."—Anne Allison, Duke University

"Ellen Schattschneider has given us an account of Japanese religious experience that is at once powerfully evocative and analytically sophisticated. Immortal Wishes is a remarkable book that should prove invaluable not only for students of Japan but also for anyone wanting to understand the transformative power of religious experience."—Bradd Shore, Emory University

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Ellen Schattschneider is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University.

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