Ecstasy, Ritual and Alternate Reality

Ecstasy, Ritual and Alternate Reality : Religion in a Pluralistic World

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Offers a unified field theory of religion as human behavior. This book examines ritual, the religious trance, alternate reality, ethics and moral code, and the named category designating religion.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 235 x 19.81mm | 500g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 15 b&w photos, 4 illustrations
  • 0253318998
  • 9780253318992

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: Theory Chapter 1. The Religious: Can It Be Defined? Chapter 2. Human Evolution and the Origins and Evolution of Religious Behavior Chapter 3. The Independent Variable: Interaction with the Habitat Chapter 4. Dependent Variables Ritual Behavior The Religious Trance The Alternate Reality Good Fortune, Misfortune, and the Rituals of Divination Ethics and Its Relation to Religious Behavior The Semantics of OReligionO Part Two: Ethnography Chapter 5. The Hunter-Gatherers Chapter 6. The Horticulturalists Chapter 7. The Agriculturalists Chapter 8. The Nomadic Pastoralists Chapter 9. The City Dwellers Conclusion Notes Bibliography Indexshow more

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