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I.5.5.2 Animatism

Animatism It is an earliest form of religion consisted of the worship of various objects in nature. An attitude of awe and reverence worked in the mind of the people regarding the diversified natural objects and phenomena. Being perplexed, they ascribed life to the lifeless things and correlated the unseen source of power with god. […]

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I.5.5.1 Animism

Animism Animism is the earliest concept towards the religion forwarded by Tylor himself. It is a belief in the existence of spiritual beings. Spirits are the ethereal embodiment without real flesh and blood. Although they are non-material, but real enough for those who believes in it. Primitive use different names to refer those spirits- ghost, […]

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I.5.7.1 Priest

Priest Priests are usually the full- time male specialists who officiate at public events. They enjoy a very high status in the community. Priesthood is a manifestation of developed religion. But it can also found in the relatively ordered primitive societies where cultures are rich and complex.people respect them as they possess the power to […]

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I.5.6.2 MAGIC

MAGIC Magic is practiced in many cultures, and utilizes ways of understanding, experiencing and influencing the world in a manner akin to that of religion. Hanegraaff argues that magic is in fact “…a largely polemical concept that has been used by various religious interest groups either to describe their own religious beliefs and practices or […]

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