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Popular religion I

Book Summary   by:icardo     Original Author: Several
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This abstract was translated from Religiosidad Popular 1
 
Religion and magic We know that the primitive thought is prelogical and that the present one would have to be logical, of the same form that the future, although subjectively I consider that lamentably he will be poslógico as certainly it is demonstrated and with the consequences that to leave the logic imply. The primitive one sees the world of an emotional way. All the nonhuman one participates in something very similar to a human quality, although it follows a line of sometimes acceptable conduct by us. We will see an example: a primitive man applies to techniques of construction and assembly for the manufacture of his hut, equivalent to the employees by a company of construction of a great city, but without using themselves of the classification methods this. Despite his categorical-intellectual shortage, he obtains an equally effective product. The primitive man is able, then, to use the critical analysis and rationalism, although he imagines that the instrument with which elaborates its hut is governed by immaterial forces, consecrates the square to his Gods, etc. When exemplifying with a comparison between the primitive man and the civilized one in the construction of its sacred objects or cult, we practically found them even in based and illogical of its acts and their prelogical and magical thoughts. In the study of the primitive religious mind he will be useful to emphasize that sometimes it is understood by religion and magic exactly the same one, to not having evidences really demonstrated to determine a dissosciation.
It has been pronounced that religion and magic are a same one, also that the dualidad magic - religion is subsequent to a more primitive period, in which both practices were involved. Magic and religion would consist of this case, as it affirmed Przyluski, in the two differences of certain attitude previous to the magic and the religion. Although it is maintained that both come one from the other, is discussed which of them gave origin to the other. Frazer, maintained that the magic would be older than the religion, simultaneously alleged that that is a magical phenomenon, and nonreligious. Then, the religion involves to the man in a bond of unequal reciprocity with the divinity, own manifestation of the religious fact, meanwhile that the magic does not stop in the adoration of any being. The present and civilized religious man, of primitive conduct, by logic has magical thoughts. Animism and totemismo According to Lubbock it is established a universal evolution for the religion: 1 a-teismo 2 fetichismo 3 chamanismo 4 concept of the creative God Will continue
Published: January 26, 2006   
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