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Exam 1 notes - B asic Religions: 1. Animism: Christmas t...

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Basic Religions: •1. Animism: Christmas tree, Muslims kiss the black stone and Hindus bathing in the river Ganges •2. Magic: used to control nature, whereas religion implores. •3. Divination: looking at the flight of birds, casting dice, contacting spirits, Delphi, and read the tortoise shell. •4. Taboo: Can’t look at the emperors face , don’t touch a chief, taboos about the dead and taboos about food. •5. Totem: Ojibwa see the bear as an ancestor, or school mascots. •6. Sacrifice: gifts to the spirits or gods. •7. Rituals: ritual for the god Mithra of bread and wine. •8. Rites of passage: birth, puberty, death, marriage and vision quests. •9. Ancestor Veneration: St. Andrew Anglican cathedral in Singapore •10. Went to cemetaries on the Saturday before Easter to honor the dead. Features of Religion: •People’s relationship to the unseen world. • Development of a system of myths. •System of rituals, religious specialists, sacred scriptures and sacred space
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course REL 100 taught by Professor Woodword during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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