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Afterlife
The afterlife (also referred to as life after death or the hereafter) is the belief that an essential part of an individual's identity or the stream of consciousness continues to manifest after the death of the physical body. According to various ideas about the afterlife, the essential aspect of the individual that lives on after death may be some partial element, or the entire soul or spirit, of an individual, which carries with it and may confer personal identity or, on the contrary, may not, as in Indian nirvana. Belief in an afterlife, which may be naturalistic or supernatural, is in contrast to the belief in oblivion after death. In some views, this continued existence often takes place in a spiritual realm, and in other popular views, the individual may be reborn into this world and begin the life cycle over again, likely with no memory of what they have done in the past
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Mary Douglas
Dame Mary Douglas, DBE, FBA (25 March 1921 – 16 May 2007) was a British anthropologist, known for her writings on human culture and symbolism, whose area of speciality was social anthropology. Douglas was considered a follower of Émile Durkheim
Émile Durkheim
and a proponent of structuralist analysis, with a strong interest in comparative religion.Contents1 Biography 2 Contributions to anthropology 3 Works 4 See also 5 References 6 Sources 7 External linksBiography[edit] She was born as Margaret Mary Tew in San Remo, Italy, to Gilbert and Phyllis (née Twomey) Tew. Her father was in the British colonial service. Her mother was a devout Roman Catholic, and Mary and her younger sister, Patricia, were raised in that faith
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The Elementary Forms Of The Religious Life
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (French: Les formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse), published by the French sociologist Émile Durkheim
Émile Durkheim
in 1912, is a book that analyzes religion as a social phenomenon. Durkheim attributes the development of religion to the emotional security attained through communal living. His study of totemic societies in Australia led to a conclusion that the animal or plant that each clan worshipped as a sacred power was in fact that society itself.[1]:201 Halfway through the text, Durkheim inquisites that, "So if [the totem animal] is at once the symbol of the god and of the society, is that not because the god and the society are only one."[1]:206 According to Durkheim, early humans associated such feelings not only with one another, but as well with objects in their environment
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Transtheism
Transtheism is a term coined by either philosopher Paul Tillich
Paul Tillich
or Indologist Heinrich Zimmer[1] referring to a system of thought or religious philosophy which is neither theistic, nor atheistic, but is beyond them. Zimmer applies the term to the theological system of Jainism, which is theistic in the limited sense that the gods exist, but become irrelevant as they are transcended by moksha (that is, a system which is not non-theistic, but in which the gods are not the highest spiritual instance)
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Coral Gardens And Their Magic
Coral Gardens and Their Magic, properly Coral Gardens and Their Magic: A Study of the Methods of Tilling the Soil and of Agricultural Rites in the Trobriand Islands, is the final book in anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski's ethnographic trilogy on the lives of the Trobriand Islanders. It concentrates on the cultivation practices the Trobriand Islanders
Trobriand Islanders
used to grow yams, taro, bananas and palms.[1] It describes the gardens in which the Trobrianders grew food as more than merely utilitarian spaces, even as works of art.[2] In 1988 Alfred Gell called the book "still the best account of any primitive technological-cum-magical system, and unlikely ever to be superseded in this respect".[3] The book has been described as Malinowski's magnum opus.[4]Contents1 Overview 2 Reception 3 Release details 4 References 5 External linksOverview[edit] The book consists of seven parts divided over two volumes
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Enchanted Feminism
Enchanted Feminism: The Reclaiming Witches of San Francisco
San Francisco
is an anthropological study of the Reclaiming Wiccan community of San Francisco
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Sacred–profane Dichotomy
The sacred–profane dichotomy is an idea posited by French sociologist Émile Durkheim, who considered it to be the central characteristic of religion: "religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden."[1] In Durkheim's theory, the sacred represented the interests of the group, especially unity, which were embodied in sacred group symbols, or totems. The profane, on the other hand, involved mundane individual concerns. Durkheim explicitly stated that the sacred–profane dichotomy was not equivalent to good/evil
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Augustin Calmet
Abbot
Abbot
and exegete Historian; Scholar; Theologian; Philosopher, Occultist; TranslatorAntoine Augustin Calmet, O.S.B. (26 February 1672 – 25 October 1757), a French Benedictine
Benedictine
monk, was born at Ménil-la-Horgne, then in the Duchy of Bar, part of the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
(now the French department of Meuse, located in the region of Lorraine). Calmet was a pious monk as well as a learned man, and one of the most distinguished members of the Congregation of St. Vanne. In recognition of these qualities he was elected prior of Lay-Saint-Christophe
Lay-Saint-Christophe
in 1715, Abbot
Abbot
of St-Léopold at Nancy in 1718, and of Senones Abbey
Senones Abbey
in 1729. He was twice entrusted with the office of Abbot
Abbot
General of the congregation
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Joseph Campbell
Joseph John Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) was an American mythologist who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work covers many aspects of the human experience. Campbell's magnum opus is his book The Hero
Hero
with a Thousand Faces (1949), in which he discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero found in world mythologies. Since the book's publication, Campbell's theory has been consciously applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists
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Mogao Caves
The Mogao Caves
Mogao Caves
(Chinese: 莫高窟), also known as the Thousand Buddha
Buddha
Grottoes or Caves of the Thousand Buddhas (Chinese: 千佛洞; pinyin: qiān fó dòng), form a system of 492 temples 25 km (16 mi) southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road, in Gansu
Gansu
province, China. The caves may also be known as the Dunhuang
Dunhuang
Caves, however, this term is also used as a collective term to include other Buddhist cave sites in and around the Dunhuang area, such as the Western Thousand Buddha
Buddha
Caves, Eastern Thousand Buddha
Buddha
Caves, Yulin Caves, and Five Temple Caves
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Akbar S. Ahmed
Akbar Salahuddin Ahmed, (born. January 15, 1943) also known as Akbar Ahmed, is an American-Pakistani academic, author, poet, playwright, filmmaker and former diplomat.[2][3] He currently holds the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies and is Professor of International Relations at the American University
American University
in Washington, D.C.[2][4][3] A former Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland, Ahmed was a member of the Civil Service of Pakistan
Civil Service of Pakistan
and served as Political Agent in South Waziristan Agency
South Waziristan Agency
and Commissioner in Baluchistan.[5][6][2] He also served as the Iqbal Fellow (Chair of Pakistan
Pakistan
Studies) at the University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
as well as holding teaching positions at Harvard, Princeton, and the U.S
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Archaeology Of Religion And Ritual
The archaeology of religion and ritual is a growing field of study within archaeology that applies ideas from religious studies, theory and methods, anthropological theory, and archaeological and historical methods and theories to the study of religion and ritual in past human societies from a material perspective.Contents1 Definitions 2 Theory2.1 Anthropology of religion 2.2 Religion, identity, and practice 2.3 Religion, power, and inequality 2.4 Historical method and theory3 Material correlates 4 Examples of research by area4.1 Africa 4.2 Americas 4.3 Asia 4.4 Europe 4.5 Australia/South Pacific5 See also5.1 Modern religious use of archaeological sites 5.2 Biblical archaeology6 See also 7 References 8 External linksDefinitions[edit]
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Dukun
A dukun is a Malay term for shaman.[1] Their societal role is that of a traditional healer, spirit medium, custom and tradition experts and on occasion sorcerers and masters of black magic. In common usage the dukun is often confused with another type of shaman, the pawang. It is often mistranslated into English as "witch doctor" or "medicine man". Many self-styled dukun in Indonesia
Indonesia
are simply scammers and criminals, preying on gullible and superstitious people who were raised to believe in the supernatural.[2] The dukun is the very epitome of the kejawen or kebatinan belief system indigenous to Java. Beneath the thin superficial practice of Islam, very strong and ancient beliefs of animism, ancestor worship and shamanism run through the people of the Nusantara
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Totem
A totem ( Ojibwe
Ojibwe
doodem) is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol that serves as an emblem of a group of people, such as a family, clan, lineage, or tribe. While the term totem is Ojibwe, belief in tutelary spirits and deities is not limited to indigenous peoples of the Americas but common to a number of cultures worldwide
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Talal Asad
Talal Asad (born 1932) is an anthropologist at the CUNY Graduate Center.[1] Asad has made important theoretical contributions to postcolonialism, Christianity, Islam, and ritual studies and has recently called for, and initiated, an anthropology of secularism. Using a genealogical method developed by Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche
and made prominent by Michel Foucault, Asad "complicates terms of comparison that many anthropologists, theologians, philosophers, and political scientists receive as the unexamined background of thinking, judgment, and action as such
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Treatise On The Apparitions Of Spirits And On Vampires Or Revenants
Traité sur les apparitions des esprits et sur les vampires ou les revenans de Hongrie, de Moravie, &c. (Treatise on the Apparitions of Spirits
Spirits
and on Vampires or Revenants of Hungary, Moravia, et al.) is one of the many works by an Abbot
Abbot
monk named Antoine Augustin Calmet, an exegete and an 18th century
18th century
Lorraine scholar of the Benedictine Order; also known as Dom Calmet. The work was published in 2 volumes that dealt with the extensive investigation into occult matters regarding the apparitions of angels, demons and other spirits but also included dissertations on various topics of Magic, sorcery, witchcraft and instances of vampires, revenants and individuals returning from the grave
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