Animal worship

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Animal worship (or zoolatry) refers to rituals involving animals, such as the ... The origins of animal worship have been the subject of many theories. ... Wonder resulted from primitive man's o...

The Roots of Consciousness: History, Shamanistic Traditions

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In some cases, researchers have lived for long periods in the wilderness with primitive peoples. ... Animism characterizes virtually all primitive and ancient cultures. ... The leaders in such practices and rituals were called shamans by anthropologists .... be considered the prototypes of modern systems of yoga and meditation.

early history of recreation and leisure - Jones & Bartlett Learning

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the origins of many of our contemporary views of leisure and related cultural customs to the traditions ... religion, education, and government and the customs and values of different cultures, ... In primitive societies, play may have had many sources. Popular ..... modern sport were developed at this time in rudimentary form.

History of the Funeral - Seattle Funeral Home

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Funeral customs are as old as civilization itself. ... Some type of funeral rites, rituals, and ceremonies; A sacred place for the dead ... Researchers have found burial grounds of Neanderthal man dating to 60,000 BC with ... In his primitive mind, live and death events were the acts of spirits. ... V. Modern Funeral Customs.

NOVA | The History of Money - PBS

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Oct 26, 1996 ... From barter, cattle, and cowrie shells to modern coins and currency, see how ... as the middle of this century, cowries have been used in some parts of Africa. ... These early metal monies developed into primitive versions of round coins. ... " Potlach" comes from a Chinook Indian custom that existed in many ...

102 Origins of Theatre and Drama, Classical Drama and Theatre

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I. Introduction to the Question of the Origins of Theatre and Drama ... things which from a modern perspective one might presume are prerequisite to drama. ... even those without the custom of institutional performance, have viewers and viewed .... These rituals have, as some scholars presume, been frozen in time and may ...

About Mythology - Crystalinks

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It is distinguished from symbolic behavior (cult, ritual) and symbolic places or .... The modern concept of the fairy tale seems not to be found earlier than the .... A close study of myth has developed in the West, especially since the 18th century. ..... Burkert shows how certain Greek myths have a recurring pattern that he calls  ...

prehistoric religion | Britannica.com

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General characteristics Burial customs and cults of the dead The oldest known ... Analogies to recent (primitive) phenomena demonstrate that it is not possible to ... Ritual deposition of skulls is confirmed for the Middle Paleolithic Period. ... cults; for even today some simple hunting and gathering societies have the custom of ....

Ritual Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about ...

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In this sense the English custom of shaking hands is a ritual, but the act of planting ... Recognizing this problem, some contemporary authors have argued that ambiguity ... Modern religion (Christianity) consists of beliefs (dogma) and practices (ritual); ... The concept of “ritual value,” which Radcliffe-Brown developed in The ....

Religious Origins: Culture, Totem and Ancestors - AskWhy!

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May 14, 1999 ... The primeval cult or culture was the set of customs and rituals that ... Clifford Geertz developed the idea into symbolic anthropology. ... Primitive people have primitive ways of thinking, and it is often like that of modern children at a certain age. ... It is a habit, or at some stage maybe an imported custom, but ...

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Sep 21, 2011 ... many modern customs or rituals have been developed from primitive ... Can you identify some others? what would set them apart from the ritual ...

The origins of alcoholic beverages

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Alcoholic beverages have been used by virtually all cultures through most of their ... despite the fact that in some cases they may have some apparently negative ... on the symbolic and culture-specific aspects of alcoholic rituals, we start with a ... the production of mead from wild honey is also thought to have first developed.

Burial - Ancient History Encyclopedia

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This burial process would be developed further by the Egyptians. ... ...were tombs , lineally descended from the most primitive of burial mounds. .... What rituals may have accompanied these early burials is not known. ... developed into the most common customs surrounding modern day burials, whether secular or religious,  ...

Marriage Customs

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(A modern day version of this is that God created the heavens and the earth ... In tracing the origins of marriage customs, we find that marriage has evolved ... Marriage by force or capture goes back to primitive culture when tribal ... In some ceremonies the Officiant may ask, "Who gives this woman to this man in marriage ?"

Cultural Anthropology/Ritual and Religion - Wikibooks, open books ...

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In the past, religion has been said to have developed as a result of magic failing to ... An example of contagious magic among Australian tribes is a custom of .... and is greatly associated with primitive peoples, those without a written tradition. .... of distancing the modern, "civilized" culture from the past cultures, som...