Thursday, January 31, 2019
Hocus Pocus Abracadabra Essay -- Mythology
As a child the notion of conjury was as simple as a wizard(prenominal)ian sawing a char in half, then piecing her back together, or the illusion of a world gravitating in mid air. Even as adults, we are still awestricken by such pastime entertainments of conjuring. On the contrary, Rebecca L. beer mug and Philip L. beer mug turn in magic as a way of life similarly to elements of religion. In The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft Stein and Stein illustrated magic as being a subcategory to religion laws of magic functions of magic how it works magic in hostelry and divination. In terms, of magic, what is it and what makes it real? WHAT IS MAGIC?Magic refers to methods that somehow interface with the eerie and by which people can bring about particular outcomes (Stein and Stein 136). Un like religion, magic is geared to the satisfaction of an individual (e.g. Voodoo). Magic in contemporary societies has negative connotations affiliating magic to witchcraft or Voo doo like practices. Unlike religions rituals that tend to involve the whole of the community, magic is often concentrate on on the needs and desires of an individual (Stein and Stein 137). However, in Western civilizations magic is the answer to unanswerable questions, and is the validation to which things are the way they are (dream interpretations, psychics). For instance, teenyboppers delirium over horoscopes in Pop culture magazines. Readers feed into justifications to their emotions and faith, and hopes of true love. Overall, who wants to be in the world alone and lost? Therefore, horoscopes are the directions when one is abstruse when they are at the fork in the road. Based on that, is magic an omniscient power that can collectively derive from the supernatural? In some cases, m... ...o are hungry, or the faith for those who are near the bunt of giving up. Regardless of the levels of diversity in cultures magic exist in various forms. Works Cited1.Howie, Linda, et al. Som e Thoughts on Magic Its Use and imprint in Undergraduate Student Life. Totem The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology 19.1 (2011) 187. Web 30 Mar. 20122.Stein, Rebecca L, and Stein L. Philip. The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft. 3rd ed. *Upper Saddle River, NJ Pearson Education, (2011), p. 136. Print3.Stein, Rebecca L, and Stein L. Philip. The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft. 3rd ed. *Upper Saddle River, NJ Pearson Education, (2011), p. 137. Print 4.Zorich, Zach. Archaeology trash with Jaguars, Bleeding for Rain 61.1 (2008) n. pag. Web. 30 Mar 2012. http//www.archaeology.org/0811/etc/boxing.html.