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Lecture 63

ANTH 1220 Lecture 63: Lecture 63
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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1220
Professor
Ellen R.Judd
Semester
Winter

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OS98 o Offerings that honour spirit beings by giving up something important Blood sacrifice o Ex: fasting can focus more on prayer, not food Rites of Passage: Rituals to celebrate socially significant transitions in an individuals life cycle Puberty rites Religious rites at puberty ex: bar mitzvah o Funerary rites Ex: put coins on the eyes so that when they are crossing into the other world they can pay Ex: Viking funeral burn and float in the ocean Healing or Curing: Cultural beliefs about: o Illness and health o Causes of disease o Strategies for treatment Religious healing o Illnesses believed to be caused by spirit beings or forces Ritual diagnosis Praying, etc Spirit possession Magic and Witchcraft: Imitative magic
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