Final Paper - Balloga, 1 Abram Balloga ANTHR 1166 Final...

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Balloga, 1 Abram Balloga ANTHR 1166 Final Paper Topic 11/20/2008 Cult of Obama Religious leaders get power from representing a higher power Anyone can be one with training Magicians derive their power from mystery, and a cultivated relationship with society and the law Practice in secre, withholding information, cloaked (structure) in mystery. “ “a sort of ownership to power” Have to break the social mold “in a sinister way?” a prohibited endeavor Like the power of alternative medicines, power comes from personal testimonials What magic means to you versus society Religion is socially upheld to be true Magic is people “outside” of society practicing the arts Ingenuity, self-interest – cheat death – want something contrary to natural law - applied and practical Medicine is a craft Technique – magic aids technique (chemicals?). Pretty standardized believe in the effect- like Levi- Strauss Personal, charisma of doctor Beyond the power of symbols, “wholes”, meaning in excess
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2009 for the course ANTHR 1166 taught by Professor Daenafunahashi during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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