Religion and Magic in the Life of Traditional Peoples

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Addressing the question: "What does religion do for people?," this text offers a general, comparative review of the religions of traditional societies -- of their character and the variations among them. It covers mystical power and its sources; animals and plants in religion; supernatural beings; wizardry; illness and healing; death and the afterlife;, festivals; and more. For sociologists, anthropologists, and all those interested in religion and magic.

Religion and Magic in the Life of Traditional Peoples 1992, Pearson, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780130124517

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