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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 burnese one to five, Spiro expands the types of supernaturalism under which he categorized several systems including the belief and ritual systems, and give further explanation on the background, perceptual, motivational, and cognitive of supernaturalism. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Want to Read saving….

Burmese Supernaturalism by Melford E. Spiro

The next section of the work covers various types of supernaturalism, including witches, ghost, and demons. This suprrnaturalism volume extensively examines in relationship to social, political, historical, cultural, psychological, and animism that give rise to and support supernaturalism. Alex added it Dec 26, 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.

Return to Book Page. As a result supernxturalism visa policies did not allow him to conduct research in most parts of Myanmar.


C F added it Feb 05, In either case, how exactly does folk religion fit into the overall religious pattern? Jack Clayton added it Jul 31, Kevin marked it as to-read Dec 12, Jen added it Jul 29, Bel rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Therefore, the geographical coverage in this research may not necessarily represent the whole of Myanmar as there are over a hundred ethnic groups who practice similar ritual systems and one hundred and thirty-five dialects in the country.

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Benjamin added it Oct 01, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. In the introduction to this expanded edition Spiro further develops the underlying logic of his argument and evaluates the most recent contributions to the field of the anthropology of religion.

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Help Center Find new research papers in: Jyoti Mishra marked it as to-read Apr 28, From chapter six to eight he classified different types of evil spirits into Thirty-Seven Nat [what Burmese called Nat]. For years scholars of religion and anthropology have debated the questions: References to this book Body and Emotion: No trivia or quizzes yet.

Paperbackpages. Lisa added it Oct 12, Chipamong Chowdhury added it Feb 09, Evaluation This book is written during the time of the Military Government taking over the country and expelling all foreigners as the beginning of a closed-door policy in Myanmar.


There are good and evil practitioners of witches in supernatural belief systems and the former is known as atehlan [upper path] and the latter as aulan [lower path]. Along with its ultimate purpose of the book, the author employs two ways of explaining the problems of suffering relatively from the perspective of cultural and religious bumese in Myanmar.

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Burmese Supernaturalism

Lewis No preview available – These chapters described the diseases, including eye troubles; intestinal ailments and madness, which are supernaturally caused illness.

These chapters exposed the Thirty- Seven Nats perhaps the most important of all the Burmese supernaturalism who believed to have occupied preeminent places. SR added it Mar 18, Trivia About Burmese Supernatu Selected pages Title Page. Skip to main content. Click here to sign up. Log In Sign Up.

Phyu Mar marked it as to-read Nov 27, Content of the book The book comprises fourteen chapters and is divided into six parts. Spiro explained that usually one does not acquire both atehlan and aulan, which is incorrect in Myanmar.

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