For Further Study

Nicole Cama, Defining the ‘Strano’: Madness in Renaissance Italy

Cristiano Croci, Introduction to the Tarantism and to the video-documentary “Tarantula”

Carole Cusack, Arachne’s Weaving: Disentangling the Ambiguities of Irreligious Representations of the Divine

Max Dashu, Xi Wangmu, the shamanic goddess of China

Luisa Del Giudice and Nancy Elizabeth, Performing Ecstasies: Music, Dance, and Ritual in the Mediterranean

Ann Glennie, Arachne’s Tapestry: Ovid’s Mortal Artisan Weaves Her Creativity, Voice, and Agency

Phillip Horky, The Imprint of the Soul: Psychosomatic Affection in Plato, Gorgias, and the “Orphic” Gold Tablets

Jeremy Hultin, A New Web for Arachne and a New Veil for the Temple: Women and Weaving from Athena to the Virgin Mary

Jack Hunter, Music and Altered States of Consciousness in Shamanism and Spirit Possession

Sarah Iles Johnston, A New Web for Arachne

Jodi Lundgren, Dancing the Spider: Tarantism and Transnationalism

José Manuel Pedrosa, The Arachne Myth in Oral and Written Literature

Giovanni Pizza, Tarantism and the Politics of Tradition in Contemporary Salento

F. Russell, Tarantism

Simonetta Falasca Zamponi, Of Tears and Tarantulas: Folk Religiosity, de Martino’s Ethnology, and the Italian South