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Type of Religion: Shamanic
Early religious specialists

Spirit shit

Type of Religion: Monotheistic
One all powerful deity

Ex. God

Type of Religion: Olympian
Greek Gods

Horny bastards

Type of Religion: Communal
Intense community spirit

Requires a group of people

People teaching, guiding



Rites of Passage
Customs associated with the transition from one place or stage of life to another

1: Seperation - Leaving
2: Liminality - The middle, part of neither
3: Incorporation - You\'re in



Ritual
Behavior that is formal, stylized, repetitive, and stereotypes, performed earnestly as a social act

Set times and places

Secular ritual
Take place in nonreligious settings
Animism
Belief in soul or doubles
Mana
A sacred impersonal force in Melanesian and Polynesian religions
Taboo
Prohibition backed by supernatural sanctions
Magic
Supernatural techniques intended to accomplish specific aim
Imitative magic
To produce a desired effect by imitating it

Ex. Voodoo dolls

Contagious magic
Whatever is done to an object is believed to affect a person who once had contact with it

Ex. nails or hair

Syncretism
Combining of different (often contradictory) beliefs, often while melding practices of various schools of though

Religious forms emerged from colonial contact zones

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