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Unformatted text preview: Scripture of the Yellow Court ): story of its own origins; air of mystery, wealth of arcane details; “cult of the book” & promises of efficacy; social context of transmission 2. poems (RCP 156-65, “Far Roaming”) 3. polemical essays (SCT 399-400) 4. hagiographies (RCP 52-63, SCT 394-95, 410-12) Social aspects of the quest for transcendence 1. isolation; ritual purity 2. eremitism; trickster-like image 3. healing, prognostication, weather control, etc. 4. patronage 5. shrines, cults, and collective memory...
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- Spring '08