Encyclopedia of World Mythology
The myriad rituals used by medicine men, shamans and elders to call upon the spirits, the customary beliefs in the powers of the gods, and the social and cultural influences behind these beliefs are all explained within this volume.
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Inuit believed that all physical illness was the stories also tell of actions of women
having result of malevolent spirits inhabiting the an effect on the outcome of the
hunt . In body and hurting the soul , while Inupiaq Greenland a successful whale
The most sacred Buddhist stupas are believed to contain relics of the Buddha's
body , brought to Sri Lanka after his death . The Buddha image is popular ,
usually seated in meditation or protected by the naga , and jataka stories are
Shaman Ancient priests , believed to be both Taboos Primeval Rituals of the spirit
and material world and Social group and religious Relates to the earliest period
of Religious ceremony with cer possess supernatural powers of prohibitions or ...
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This is an old book (1970s) I inherited from my father. It's rather intense so I only refer to it when one of my 'newer' books can't answer one of my questions. My favourite sections would be the one ... Read full review