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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,
Fertility Deities Most primitive cultures were phallocentric, concerned with
reproductive powers and believed certain deities governed fertility. Fetishes
Belief in the supernatural powers of an inanimate object - the fetish - which has
religious or ...
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
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