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Unformatted text preview: undermined, the belief system itself is apt to collapse or undergo radical change. We have seen an example of this in relation to religion (see the reading from Boronski above) and we can see an example of this concept in relation to magic in the following extract from Haralambos ("Themes and Perspectives", 1995). Although I have suggested that magical belief systems have tended to fade away in modern societies, this is not altogether true. Magical rites and experiences, for example, feature in both some forms of religious practice and, most significantly, in our modern-day, "rational", society. Religion Definitions and Concepts .....
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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