DSST World Religion Notes

Sun dance is a religious ceremony practiced by a

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Sun Dance - is a religious ceremony practiced by a number of Native American and First Nations peoples, primarily those of the Plains Nations That Peyote is the psychoactive plant that was used by Native Americans in many ceremonies Mesopatamian female deity – Inanna goddess of of sexual love, fertility, and warfare Indo-European myths > what is common to them all o Theme - Order conquering chaos o Linguistic – myth and religious terms What worshipping does filique piety promote/based off of? Ancestor worship. Shinto? Way of the Gods Kojiki ("Record of Ancient Matters") is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan , dating from the early 8th century and composed by Ō no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Gemmei . The Kojiki is a collection of myths concerning the origin of the four home islands of Japan, and the Kami . Along with the Nihon Shoki , the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind Shinto practices and myths, including the misogi purification ritual. solar myths- R. F. Littledale criticized the Sun myth theory when he illustrated that Max Müller (“sun Myth”) on his own principles was himself only a Solar myth Animism - encompasses the beliefs that there is no separation between the spiritual and physical (or material ) worlds, and souls or spirits exist, not only in humans , but also in all other animals , plants , rocks , natural phenomena such as thunder , geographic features such as mountains or rivers , or other entities of the natural environment Sigmund freud - psychologist who thought guilt of men hating their father lead to religion the golden bough - A Study in Magic and Religion is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion , written by Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer . It first was published in two volumes in 1890; the third edition, published 1906–15, comprised twelve volumes. It was aimed at a broad literate audience raised on tales as told in such publications as Thomas Bulfinch 's The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes (1855). It offered a modernist approach to discussing religion, treating it dispassionately as a cultural phenomenon rather than from a theological perspective. The impact of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature was substantial Max Muller Sun based animism Dualist – struggle between mind and body or mind and matter Karl Marx - the origin and development of religion as stemming from the social and economic struggle between classes.
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