The composite nature of the practice also directs our attention to debates about magic, science, and religion that date back to the time of E. B. Tylor and Sir James Frazer. After describing the Baoshan manuscripts, I will use them as a case study to reconstruct the practice and interrogate the categories that anthropologists and theorists in religious studies often use to describe early societies.As long as the diviners possessed some kind of manuals, they would have initial access to and a general judgment on the ... In this way, the practice fits well into Stanley J. Tambiaha#39;s description of magic as an initial imitation of technical action anbsp;...
|Title||:||Reconstructing Fourth Century B.C.E. Chu Religious Practices in China|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|