Spirituality Religion Healing Aspects of Religion SpiritualSupernatural Beings

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Spirituality, Religion & Healing

Spirituality, Religion & Healing

Aspects of Religion ØSpiritual/Supernatural Beings ØReligious Practitioners ØRitual ØMyth ØSymbolism

Aspects of Religion ØSpiritual/Supernatural Beings ØReligious Practitioners ØRitual ØMyth ØSymbolism

Types of Spiritual/Supernatural Phenomena High God Superior Gods Ancestor Spirits Animism Animatism Magic/Sorcery/Witchcraft

Types of Spiritual/Supernatural Phenomena High God Superior Gods Ancestor Spirits Animism Animatism Magic/Sorcery/Witchcraft

Zinacantecos of Chiapas, MX • Syncretized Religion with Many Types of Supernatural Phenomena –

Zinacantecos of Chiapas, MX • Syncretized Religion with Many Types of Supernatural Phenomena – Christian High God, Jesus, Mary – Christian Saints – Ancestor Spirits that live in Senior Large Mountain – Personal animal spirits cared for by the ancestor spirits

Witchcraft • Some define it as a situation in which people believe that magic

Witchcraft • Some define it as a situation in which people believe that magic and sorcery are being practiced when they are not. • Others define it as a spiritual practice in which magic and or sorcery are used to try to affect everyday life.

Types of Religious Practitioners ACT AS INTERMEDIARIES BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS AND SUPERNATURAL BEINGS OR FORCES

Types of Religious Practitioners ACT AS INTERMEDIARIES BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS AND SUPERNATURAL BEINGS OR FORCES Priests Full time economic specialization Formal training Mainstream institutional supernatural beliefs Shaman Usually part time economic specialization Frequently unpaid in traditional societies Personal Transformation experience plus apprenticeship with other shaman Personal rather than institutional

Mother Goddess During the Upper Paleolithic Found all over Europe 40, 000 – 10,

Mother Goddess During the Upper Paleolithic Found all over Europe 40, 000 – 10, 000 years ago Large Game Hunting Cultures

Some Websites • Kumari – http: //www. bing. com/videos/search? q=Kumari+nepal+video&&view=detail&mid= 67 D 1688 D

Some Websites • Kumari – http: //www. bing. com/videos/search? q=Kumari+nepal+video&&view=detail&mid= 67 D 1688 D 6 EBDC 9242611&rvsmid=7 F 26692 A 6 F 057 70 F 4 E 167 F 26692 A 6 F 05770 F 4 E 16&fsscr=0&FORM=VDQVAP • Zar – https: //youtube. com/watch? v=2 KJFIDt. T 70 c • MAMA Lola – https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=DB 0 m. UYp. De. Zg • Romanian Witchcraft – https: //youtube. com/watch? v=X 1 g 3 CYbsssw • Voodoo – http: //youtube. com/watch? v=ixlb. Ta 1 y. Rds