estado subjetivo de estar no limite ou entre dois estados diferentes de existência

Liminaridade (do latim: līmen) é um estado subjetivo, de ordem psicológica, neurológica ou metafísica, consciente ou inconsciente, de estar no limite ou entre dois estados diferentes de existência. Assim é definido na Neurologia e nas teorias antropológicas sobre os rituais, como o definem autores como Arnold van Gennep ("Ritos de Passagem") e Victor Turner ("Liminaridade e Communitas", em "O Processo Ritual Estrutura e Anti Estrutura").

Este estado é usado para distinguir situações fronteiriças ou limítrofes de possessão existentes nos rituais ou de trânsito entre estas situações.


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