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Supernatural As Natural

Author : Michael Winkelman
ISBN : 9781317343721
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides a general introduction to the biological and evolutionary bases of religion and is suitable for introductory level courses in the anthropology and psychology of religion and comparative religion. Why did human ancestors everywhere adopt religious beliefs and customs? The presence and persistence of many religious features across the globe and time suggests that it is natural for humans to believe in the supernatural. In this new text, the authors explore both the biological and cultural dimensions of religion and the evolutionary origins of religious features.

Supernatural As Natural A Biocultural Approach To Religion

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781467299695
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Supernatural as Natural, A Biocultural Approach to Religion. In this book, you will learn topics such as CONSCIOUSNESS AND SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES, RITUALIZED ANIMAL BEHAVIORS AND THE ROOTS OF RELIGIOSITY, THE ORIGINS OF SHAMANISM AND THE FLOWERING OF RELIGIOSITY, and THE ORIGINS AND FUNCTIONS OF RELIGIOUS HEALING plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

The Churchman

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ISBN : UOM:39015086588665
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Nature And The Supernatural As Together Constituting The One System Of God

Author : Horace Bushnell
ISBN : OXFORD:590188123
Genre : Apologetics
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Understanding Religious Experiences

Author : J. Harold Ellens
ISBN : 027599547X
Genre : Religion
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Considers the meaning of spirituality in the context of religious experiences and looks to the Bible and other sources to uncover a greater understanding of spirituality in general.

The Presbyterian And Reformed Review

Author : Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield
ISBN : WISC:89069277366
Genre : Periodicals
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Includes section "Reviews of recent theological literature".

New Outlook

Author : Alfred Emanuel Smith
ISBN : STANFORD:36105008455946
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The Outlook

Author : Francis Rufus Bellamy
ISBN : UCAL:B5309333
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Entheogens And The Development Of Culture

Author : John A. Rush
ISBN : 9781583946244
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Entheogens and the Development of Culture makes the radical proposition that mind-altering substances have played a major part not only in cultural development but also in human brain development. Researchers suggest that we have purposely enhanced receptor sites in the brain, especially those for dopamine and serotonin, through the use of plants and fungi over a long period of time. The trade-off for lowered functioning and potential drug abuse has been more creative thinking--or a leap in consciousness. Experiments in entheogen use led to the development of primitive medicine, in which certain mind-altering plants and fungi were imbibed to still fatigue, pain, or depression, while others were taken to promote hunger and libido. Our ancestors selected for our neural hardware, and our propensity for seeking altered forms of consciousness as a survival strategy may be intimately bound to our decision-making processes going back to the dawn of time. Fourteen essays by a wide range of contributors—including founding president of the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology of Religion section Michael Winkelman, PhD; Carl A. P. Ruck, PhD, Boston University professor of classics and an authority on the ecstatic rituals of the god Dionysus; and world-renowned botanist Dr. Gaston Guzma, member of the Colombian National Academy of Sciences and expert on hallucinogenic mushrooms—demonstrate that altering consciousness continues to be an important part of human experience today. Anthropologists, cultural historians, and anyone interested in the effects of mind-altering substances on the human mind and soul will find this book deeply informative and inspiring. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author : Michael Winkelman
ISBN : 9780313381812
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This book examines shamanism from evolutionary and biological perspectives to identify the origins of shamanic healing in rituals that enhance individual and group function. * Written by an internationally recognized scholar on shamanism * Illustrates evidence of ancient shamanic practices * A bibliography provides current and historical sources on shamanism

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