Buddhism and Society – Burmese Supernaturalism. By Melford E. Spiro. Prentice- Hall, Inc.: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Pp. x, Loading data.. Open Bottom Panel. Go to previous Content Download this Content Share this Content Add This Content to Favorites Go to next Content. ← →. Burmese Supernaturalism has 5 ratings and 0 reviews: Published May 1st by Institute for the Study of Human Issues, pages, Paperback.

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I had the opportunity to live in different Buddhist communities in Myanmar and know witches who acquired both atehlan and aulan. Lewis No preview available – In contrast to this category, Spiro disagreed with Spear, and proposes a fourfold classification [1] personal spirit [kosaung] [2] the guardian nats of the house, [3] the village nats, and [4] innumerable nats.

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Kristen English marked it as to-read Jan 02, These chapters described the diseases, including eye troubles; intestinal ailments and madness, which are supernaturally caused illness. Do these folk beliefs make up a separate References to this book Body and Emotion: From chapter one to five, Spiro expands suoernaturalism types of supernaturalism under which he categorized several systems including the belief and ritual systems, and give further explanation on the background, perceptual, motivational, and cognitive of supernaturalism.


Some supernatural are behavioral and or mental illness accompanied by a state of psychological dissociation — alternatively referred to as fugue and unconsciousness etc. Kevin marked it as to-read Supernaturalidm 12, Alex added it Dec 26, Buy From Transaction Publishers Amazon.

Burmese Supernaturalism

Lisa added it Oct 12, SR added it Mar 18, From chapter six to eight he classified different types of evil spirits into Thirty-Seven Supednaturalism [what Burmese called Nat]. Bel rated it it was amazing Oct 30, An etic approach is a theoretical and comparative inquiry in undertaking the relationship among an otherworldly religion system, the personality pattern by which it is maintained and the social system by which group life is organized.

Help Center Find new research papers in: A Book Review of Burmese Supernaturalism: Evaluation This book is written during the time of the Military Government taking over the country and expelling all foreigners as the beginning of a closed-door policy in Myanmar. Stephen rated it really liked it Jul wupernaturalism, Although all the magico-religious specialists in Myanmar are concerned with, among other things, supernatural and supernaturally caused illness, the two most important specialists are the shaman and the exorcists.


The next section of the work covers various types of supernaturalism, including witches, ghost, and demons. Will Buckingham rated it it was amazing May 27, Chapters nine, ten, and elven emphasized the causes and affects of illness, sufferings, and its treatments by Burmese traditional doctors.

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Refresh supernaturaliam try again. Donovan rated it it was amazing Jan 31, Return to Book Page. As a result the visa policies did not allow him to conduct research in most parts of Myanmar. Desjarlais Limited preview –