Anth 4,14,09

Anth 4,14,09 - Anth 4/14/09 Reiligion as social...

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Anth 4/14/09 Reiligion as social organization - Religion as social organization o Cooperation, cohesion, identity o Leadership o Governance and adjudication Code of ethics Ordeals, oracles, divination o Healing(physical and social) Appeasing ancestors, spirits Exorcism Unwitching Energy transfer o Life events(affirm identity, membership) Rites of passage(marriage, initiation into adulthood) Limanality (between states, young and adult) - Religion a nd Magic o Religion Belief and ritual concerned with sup ernatural b eings, powers and forces Public, group Cooperative, good o Magic Supernatural techniques intend ed to acco mplish specific aims Personal Antisocial, m orally dubious (witchcraft)
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- Magic o Magic can be positive or negative o Witchcraft: magic for selfish gain(the negative) o Sorcery: magical objects(charms, potions, medicines) for selfish gain o Witchdoctor (unwitcher): Uses power to undo spells - Witchcraft among Azande of the Sudan, 1930s (Evans-Pritchard)
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