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Burmese Supernaturalism by Melford E. Spiro

Spiro is professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of California, San Diego, where he founded the Anthropology Department in Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Lisa added it Oct 12, Spiro Limited preview – My library Help Advanced Book Search. Burmese Supernaturalism Melford E.

Spiro Snippet view – C F added it Feb 05, SR added it Mar 18, Or is there a subtle merging of supernaturalism and Buddhism, a kind of syncretism? Kristen English marked it as to-read Jan 02, An etic approach is a theoretical and comparative inquiry in undertaking the suoernaturalism among an burmeae religion system, the personality pattern by which it is maintained and the social system by which group life is organized.


Benjamin added it Oct 01, Trivia About Burmese Supernatu Chapters nine, ten, and elven emphasized the causes and affects of illness, sufferings, and its treatments by Burmese traditional doctors. There are three types of protection against master witches such as preventive, therapeutic, and offensive.

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Burmese Supernaturalism

Click here to 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.

For years scholars of religion and anthropology have debated the questions: Be the first to ask a question about Burmese Supernaturalism. Do these folk beliefs make up a separate religious system?

These chapters exposed the Thirty- Seven Nats perhaps the most important of all the Burmese supernaturalism who believed to have occupied preeminent places. There are three kinds of ghosts aupernaturalism Burmese, the first ghost is souls [leipya] of the dead who improperly escorted from their human habitat and remain to haunt people.

Other areas of discussion include supernaturally caused illness and its treatment, the shaman, the exorcist, and the relationship between supernaturalism and Buddhism. A Book Review of Burmese Supernaturalism: Jack Clayton added it Jul 31, 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.


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Help Center Find new research papers in: Bel rated it it was amazing Oct 30, As a result the visa policies did not allow him to conduct research in most parts of Myanmar. In either case, how exactly does folk religion fit into the overall religious pattern? Content of the book The book comprises fourteen chapters and is divided into six parts.

Phyu Mar marked it as to-read Nov 27, From chapter six to eight he classified different types of evil spirits into Thirty-Seven Nat [what Burmese called Nat]. Burmese Supernaturalism by Melford E.

Buy From Transaction Publishers Amazon. Preview — Burmese Supernaturalism by Melford E. In contrast to this category, Spiro disagreed with Spear, and proposes a fourfold classification [1] personal spirit [kosaung] [2] the guardian nats of the house, [3] the village nats, and [4] innumerable nats.