Religion, Magic and Witchcraft
College of Liberal Arts
This course takes a cross-cultural approach to "religion," religious behavior and practices, worldview, cosmologies, and the "supernatural" in society. Rites of transition (passage), death and afterlife, ritual, religious leaders, traditional curing, religious movements, revitalization, cults, witchcraft, magic, trance, altered states of consciousness, and especially shamanism are critically examined. An investigation of religion is made from a cross-cultural, comparative, anthropological perspective.
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