Unformatted text preview: Since they deal with the unknown, they live on the edge of society; they are not a part of society Small-scale societies and foragers Had ambiguous roles in society (ex. two spirits) Two spirits have are males by gender, but they do everything as a woman Communal religion shamanistic with the addition of community ceremonies May have several supernatural beings, which control aspects of nature Usually farming societies Olympian religions Polytheistic Monotheism (one god) Both Olympic and monotheism have full time religious professionals . The more complex your society, the more complex your religion . Magic use of techniques intended to accomplish certain aims through supernatural means Sympathetic Magic (e.g. cave paintings that enact what you want to happen) Contagious Magic (e.g. voodoo dolls, which can be good or bad)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course ANTHRO 120 taught by Professor Huddleston during the Fall '11 term at MO St. Louis.
- Fall '11