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“Every Move You Make”: First Signs of the Supernatural Eye

Matt J. Rossano

in Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195385816
eISBN:
9780199870080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385816.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 continues to trace religion’s evolutionary history by identifying three “primitive” traits of religion: ancestor worship, animism, and shamanism. It is argued that these are religion’s ... More


After Lives

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This is a brief survey of beliefs about an after life from the earliest times. No one or two formulae can capture the structure or motives of such beliefs. Many beliefs in a future existence go with ... More


Clerics

Anne Haour

in Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800-1500

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264119
eISBN:
9780191734694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264119.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the similarities in the means by which new monotheistic religions, Christianity and Islam, came to override previous religious beliefs in the central Sahel and north-west ... More


People Trees: Worship of Trees in Northern India

David L. Haberman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199929177
eISBN:
9780199332960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929177.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This is a book about religious conceptions of trees within the cultural world of tree worship at the tree shrines of northern India. Sacred trees have been worshiped for millennia in India, and today ... More


Aesthetic Animism: Digital Poetry's Ontological Implications

David Jhave Johnston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034517
eISBN:
9780262334396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034517.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book offers a decoder for some of the new forms of poetry enabled by digital technology. Examining many of the strange technological vectors converging on language, it proposes a poetics ... More


Cognitive Styles in Primitive Cultures

Michael Horace Barnes

in Stages of Thought: The Co-Evolution of Religious Thought and Science

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396270
eISBN:
9780199852482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396270.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious beliefs of egalitarian foraging cultures include belief in spirits and magic, treated by primitive people as significant but fairly commonplace. This is called animism. These beliefs are ... More


Taking Animism Seriously

Rane Willerslev

in Soul Hunters: Hunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252165
eISBN:
9780520941007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252165.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the animism debate and explains how mimesis might help people take animism seriously. It first studies the metaphor model, and then discusses the concepts of Cartesianism, ... More


Ghosts of the New City: Spirits, Urbanity, and the Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai

Andrew Alan Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839390
eISBN:
9780824868437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839390.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chiang Mai (literally, “new city”) suffered badly in the 1997 Asian financial crisis as the Northern Thai real estate bubble collapsed along with the Thai baht, crushing dreams of a renaissance of ... More


Us, Relatives: Scaling and Plural Life in a Forager World

Nurit Bird-David

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293403
eISBN:
9780520966680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293403.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Anthropologists have long looked to animistic forager-cultivator cultures for insights into the spectrum of human lifeways. Yet they have largely failed to appreciate indigenous horizons of concern ... More


The City in Late Antiquity: Where Have All the Demons Gone?

Dayna S. Kalleres

in City of Demons

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520276475
eISBN:
9780520956841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276475.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents the book’s framework as: (1) a new form of cultural history (animistic history of demons in the city or ecclesiastical authority); and (2) historiographical critique (why have ... More


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