Religion and Magic
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any sets of attitudes, beliefs, and practices pertaining to supernatural power
powers believed to be not human or not subject to the laws of nature
edward tyler and animism
- believed that religion develpped out of dream states
- belief in the souls
gives you a community. enhances confidence
a supernatual force
object the force goes in
a violation, supernatual punishment
The two categories of supernatuals
- ghosts/ancestral beings
belief in one god
belief in many gods, no supreme god, all equal.
one theory for belief in a god
People turn to god when there is unjustice in life. ie. rape or a murder
bullet point 5 ways we interact with the supernatual
- physiological experience
describe physiological experience
trying marijuana or a halucinagen in order to contact the supernatural
why are women believed to be more possesed
women had more calcium/protien deficency.
explain reasons for human sacrifice
giving up something important (labor) for the gods in order to influence a god to do something for you.
performance of rituals to compel the supernatural to act in a certain way
define socery and witchcraft
cant prove it but its all about fear and normally found where there is a lack of judication system .
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