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Kuusela, Tommy, Fil. dr.ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0569-6927
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Kuusela, T., Neumüller, K., Thelin, E. & Karlholm, A. (Eds.). (2024). Träd i Sverige: Kulturhistoriska och samtida perspektiv. Uppsala: Institutet för språk och folkminnen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Träd i Sverige: Kulturhistoriska och samtida perspektiv
2024 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Institutet för språk och folkminnen, 2024. p. 179
Keywords
träd, trädhistorier, kulturhistoria, folktro, trädnamn
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Agricultural and Veterinary sciences
Research subject
Folklore; Language History; Ethnology; Immateriellt kulturarv; Name Care and Name Planning; Place Names; Personal Names; Cultural History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-2703 (URN)978-91-86959-99-9 (ISBN)978-91-89767-02-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-02-15 Created: 2024-01-30 Last updated: 2024-02-15Bibliographically approved
Kuusela, T. (2023). Aggressive Revenants in Swedish Folk Tradition. In: Aparajita Hazra (Ed.), Gothique: Myriad Manifestations. A Study of the Various Forms of the Gothic (pp. 1-30). Wroclaw: Partridge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aggressive Revenants in Swedish Folk Tradition
2023 (English)In: Gothique: Myriad Manifestations. A Study of the Various Forms of the Gothic / [ed] Aparajita Hazra, Wroclaw: Partridge , 2023, p. 1-30Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wroclaw: Partridge, 2023
Keywords
revenant, undead, folklore, folk belief, supernatural, undead
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Folklore
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-2575 (URN)978-1-5437-0900-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-04-21 Created: 2023-04-21 Last updated: 2023-08-21Bibliographically approved
Kuusela, T. (2023). Drottning Omma och Rödgavelsjätten. Uppsala: Institutet för språk och folkminnen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Drottning Omma och Rödgavelsjätten
2023 (Swedish)Other (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, pages
Uppsala: Institutet för språk och folkminnen, 2023
Keywords
Drottning Omma, folktro, rödgavelsjätten, folklore, östergötland, Omberg
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Folklore
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-2690 (URN)
Note

Bloggtext till Folkminnesbloggen

Available from: 2024-01-04 Created: 2024-01-04 Last updated: 2024-01-15Bibliographically approved
Kuusela, T. (2023). Recension av: Tora Wall. Folktrons väsen. En encyklopedi.: Bokförlaget Stolpe: Stockholm, 2021. [Review]. RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, 113-117
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recension av: Tora Wall. Folktrons väsen. En encyklopedi.: Bokförlaget Stolpe: Stockholm, 2021.
2023 (Swedish)In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, p. 113-117Article, book review (Refereed) Published
Keywords
folktrons väsen, folktro, folklore
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Folklore
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-2600 (URN)
Available from: 2023-08-21 Created: 2023-08-21 Last updated: 2024-01-15Bibliographically approved
Kuusela, T. (2023). Skogen i folktron: Förtrollad och skrämmande. Skogshistoriska sällskapets årsskrift, 84-95
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Skogen i folktron: Förtrollad och skrämmande
2023 (Swedish)In: Skogshistoriska sällskapets årsskrift, ISSN 1650-0962, p. 84-95Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ödeshög: , 2023
Keywords
Skog, folktro, folklore, sägner, folklivsforskning
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Folklore
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-2688 (URN)
Available from: 2024-01-04 Created: 2024-01-04 Last updated: 2024-01-15Bibliographically approved
Kuusela, T. (2023). Trolldom i Uppland: Kloka gubbar och gummor som botare. Uppland 2023, 32-63
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trolldom i Uppland: Kloka gubbar och gummor som botare
2023 (Swedish)In: Uppland 2023, ISSN 0566-3059, p. 32-63Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2023
Keywords
kloka, folktro, trolldom, botare, Uppland, kloka gubbar, kloka gummor, klokskap
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Folklore
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-2689 (URN)
Available from: 2024-01-04 Created: 2024-01-04 Last updated: 2024-01-15Bibliographically approved
Kuusela, T. (2023). Träddragning som magiskt botemedel mot sjukdomar. In: Annika Karlholm, Tommy Kuusela, Kristina Neumüller, Eva Thelin (Ed.), Träd i Sverige: Kulturhistoriska och samtida perspektiv (pp. 137-157). Uppsala: Institutet för språk och folkminnen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Träddragning som magiskt botemedel mot sjukdomar
2023 (Swedish)In: Träd i Sverige: Kulturhistoriska och samtida perspektiv / [ed] Annika Karlholm, Tommy Kuusela, Kristina Neumüller, Eva Thelin, Uppsala: Institutet för språk och folkminnen , 2023, p. 137-157Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Passing through trees as a magical cure against illness

Up until the early 20th century, the insufficiencies of medical services left most of the rural population dependent on traditional folk medicine and healing rituals conducted by the cunning folk – older men and women who were specialists in healing and experts of magical charms and rituals. Traditional folk medicine included forms of ritual healing where prayers, charms or spells accompanied rituals as means of treatment. “Passing through” or “passing under” were amongst the most persistent and widespread healing practices to have survived and recorded in the folklore archives. The practice meant that a sick person had to pass through – usually by crawling or being lifted through – a natural or man-made opening in a tree, through rocks or the earth itself, normally at dawn or midnight. This article is based on approximately 300 accounts from the Dialect and Folklore Archives in Uppsala describing the method of passing through trees. According to the archival sources, it was a common method for curing rickets, especially in young children, but it could also be used to cure a variety of other illnesses and for protection against sorcery. The article also explores other uses of the ritual of “passing through”, and discusses offerings that were left at the healing trees after the ritual had been completed. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Institutet för språk och folkminnen, 2023
Keywords
folktro, smöjning, träddragning, folklore, folkmedicin, folkliv, klokskap, trolldom
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Folklore
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-2704 (URN)9789186959999 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-01-30 Created: 2024-01-30 Last updated: 2024-01-31Bibliographically approved
Kuusela, T. (2022). Folklore research and nation-building (2ed.). In: Joep Leerssen (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe: New, revised edition (pp. 1513-1514). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Folklore research and nation-building
2022 (English)In: Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe: New, revised edition / [ed] Joep Leerssen, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2022, 2, p. 1513-1514Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2022 Edition: 2
Keywords
folklore, research, folklore research, nation building
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Folklore
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-2506 (URN)9789463727495 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-11-08 Created: 2022-11-08 Last updated: 2023-08-21Bibliographically approved
Kuusela, T. (2022). Folkloristiska klassiker 2. Varulven i svensk folktradition.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Folkloristiska klassiker 2. Varulven i svensk folktradition
2022 (Swedish)Other (Other academic)
Series
Folkminnesbloggen
Keywords
varulv, Ella Odstedt, folklore, folktro
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Folklore
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-2507 (URN)
Available from: 2022-11-08 Created: 2022-11-08 Last updated: 2023-08-21Bibliographically approved
Kuusela, T. (2022). Folkloristiska klassiker 3: Nordisk jul, del 1 och 2.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Folkloristiska klassiker 3: Nordisk jul, del 1 och 2
2022 (Swedish)Other (Other academic)
Keywords
Nordisk jul, bok, forskning, Hilding Celander, folktro
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Folklore
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-2554 (URN)
Available from: 2022-12-20 Created: 2022-12-20 Last updated: 2023-08-21Bibliographically approved
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