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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There is evidence that even before and the small community of Muslims . It is
reverence . Devata , which are nature spirits , the arrival of the Dravidian and
Aryan peo- the site of what resembles the natural and fertility spirits such as the ...
Radiance thereupon filled the the unfolding of natural dharma or uni world with
the light of auspicious becomversal law . ... may be recognised as the abodes of
gods or NATURE AND LANDSCAPE as the very gods and demons themselves .
R spirit may be a true nature spirit , or it may WOOD CARVINGS be the spirit of
someone who died in that ORIGIN MYTHS are often depicted place . Many
stories recount the in the wood carvings of Indonesian unnatural death of the
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