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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Aetiology Today the study of natural phenomena, but primitive people employed
naturally occurring events in initiations, religious practices and rituals. Afterlife
Believed to be where the spirit goes after bodily death, also known as paradise,
Fetishes Belief in the supernatural powers of an inanimate object - the fetish -
which has religious or magical importance. Foundation myths Common to most
cultures and religions are myths concerning the creation of people and their ...
Pilgrimages Journey to worship at a sacred place or shrine particularly, but not
only, associated with the major organised religions. Prehistoric Period that covers
from the beginning of life on earth, 3.5 billion years ago, to approximately 3500 ...
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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