This volume on Indigenous Religions in The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion series focuses on indigenous religions and their attitudes towards human sexuality.
Through previously-published articles the volume gives full scope to attitudes towards sexuality found in a vast range of contrasting expressions of religiosity outside of the so-called 'World Faiths'.
Examples are taken from cultures as far afield as Africa, Australasia, South America and the Pacific islands.
Part 1 includes a number of articles centring on the role of sexuality in rites of passage and initiation in relation to liminality, maturity and reproduction.
Part 2 examines the relationship between sexuality, spirit possession and witchcraft.
Part 3 includes such areas as religion, gender, patriarchy and both hetero-sexualality and non-heterosexuality.
The final part considers sexuality and indigenous religions in a changing and globalised world and entails the themes of sexuality as expressed through 'cargo cults', pilgrimage and religiosity in the context of colonial dominance.