Buddhism and Society – Burmese Supernaturalism. By Melford E. Spiro. Prentice- Hall, Inc.: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Pp. x, Loading data.. Open Bottom Panel. Go to previous Content Download this Content Share this Content Add This Content to Favorites Go to next Content. ← →. Burmese Supernaturalism has 5 ratings and 0 reviews: Published May 1st by Institute for the Study of Human Issues, pages, Paperback.
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From chapter one to five, Spiro expands the types of supernaturalism under which he categorized several systems including the belief and ritual systems, and burese further explanation on the background, perceptual, motivational, and cognitive of supernaturalism. Angela marked it as to-read Apr 15, In the introduction to this expanded edition Spiro further develops the underlying logic of his argument and evaluates the zupernaturalism recent contributions to the field of the anthropology of religion.
Burmese Supernaturalism by Melford E. Spiro
Therefore, the geographical coverage in this research may not necessarily represent the whole of Myanmar as supernaturaljsm are over a hundred ethnic groups who practice similar ritual systems and one hundred and thirty-five dialects in the country.
Supernaturalis, to Read saving…. To ask other readers questions about Burmese Supernaturalismplease sign up. In these chapters, Spiro clearly defined different Nats such as house Nats, community Nats, Public work Nats, and kinds of ritual and festival related to supernatural powers.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Burmese Supernaturalism is an intriguing study and will provide insightful reading for anthropologists, sociologists, theologians, as well as those interested in supernaturalism in Burma Myanmar and other cultures.
These chapters described the diseases, including eye troubles; intestinal ailments and madness, which are supernatyralism caused illness.
As a result the visa policies did not allow him to conduct research in most parts of Myanmar.
Peter added it Nov 01, In either case, how exactly does folk religion fit into the overall religious pattern? SR added it Mar 18, There are three types of protection against master witches such as preventive, therapeutic, and offensive. Remember me on this computer.
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From chapter six to eight he classified different types of evil spirits into Thirty-Seven Nat [what Burmese called Nat]. Spiro- Author By Jeffrey Lian Purpose of the Book Based on an extensive ethnographic research and interviews conducted by Spiro in Myanmar, the book succinctly deals with phenomena such as ghosts, demons, witches, and evil spirits and clearly articulated cases of demon possessions and ritual exorcism. The next section of the work covers various types of supernaturalism, including budmese, ghost, and demons.
The book, Burmese Supernaturalism, is comprehensively an account of the Burmese folk religion, and its relation to the supernaturaliam Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism, of the country. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Spiro explained that usually one does not acquire both atehlan and aulan, which is incorrect in Myanmar. Lists with This Book. Lewis No preview available – Help Center Find new research papers in: An etic approach is a theoretical and comparative inquiry in undertaking the relationship among an otherworldly religion system, the personality pattern by which it is maintained and the social system by which group life is organized.
There are good and evil practitioners of witches in supernayuralism belief systems and the former is known as atehlan [upper path] and the latter as aulan [lower path].
In spite of restricted accessibility and short-term research fieldwork with language barriers, Spiro skillfully examines the full- length and wholly comprehensive account of the Burmese folk religion and its relation to the traditional Buddhism of Myanmar.
Selected pages Title Page. Other areas of discussion include supernaturally caused illness and its treatment, the shaman, the exorcist, and the relationship between supernaturalism and Buddhism.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Naing Htun added it Oct 11, Jen added it Jul 29, Some supernatural are behavioral and or mental illness accompanied by a state of psychological dissociation — alternatively referred to as fugue and unconsciousness etc.
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Preview — Burmese Supernaturalism by Melford E. These chapters exposed the Thirty- Seven Nats perhaps the most important of all the Burmese supernaturalism who believed to have occupied preeminent places. The language barrier is another reason for the possibility in the error of sources in the data because his lack of Burmese and the insufficiency of the English language of key informants. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.