Lecture notes for October 30, 2008
- University of Tennessee - Knoxville
- Anthropology 130
- Lecture notes for October 30, 2008
Last Modified: 2011-07-06
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4. three similar functions
a. explanatory; give meaning to life
b. reduce anxiety
c. control individual behavior
2. magic is for more immediate results, magic is a tool used cross culturally
3. magic can be practiced anywhere, anytime
4. anyone can do it, in religion, you tend to need a specialist
5. magic can be for good or bad, while religion is for good
Shows a difference between gift, talent and the use of techniques to explain the supernatural
Shamanistic: use a shaman, shamans are cross culturally found at tribal levels, may be hired or assigned
Communal: everyone has a role
Ecclesiastical: a clergy, a professional class of specialists that do the work for you
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