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" It is true that magic often deals with spirits, which are personal agents of the kind assumed by religion ; but whenever it does so in its proper form, it treats them exactly in the same fashion as it treats inanimate agents, that is, it constrains or... "
The Origin of Priesthood - Side 177
af Gunnar Landtman - 1905 - 217 sider
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The king of the wood. The perils of the soul

James George Frazer - 1900
...of religion, ami was clearly apprehended and sharply main- disposed to clas> magic loosely under it. as it treats inanimate agents — that is, it constrains...conciliating or propitiating them as religion would do. In ancient Egypt, for example, the magicians claimed the power of compelling even the highest gods...
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The Expository Times, Bind 13

James Hastings, Ann Wilson Hastings, Edward Hastings - 1902
...(good or bad). ' Whenever it does so in its proper form ' (ie as magic unalloyed with religion), ' it treats them exactly in the same fashion as it treats...inanimate agents — that is, it constrains or coerces ' them. The definition of magic in this aspect given by Principal Whitehouse in his article on ' Magic,...
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Sociological Papers, Bind 2

1906
...from Dr. Frazer : " It is true that magic often deals with spirits . . . but whenever it does so ... it constrains or coerces, instead of conciliating or propitiating them as religion would do." 8. But how came these supernal to be developed into the supernatural beings of religion, defined as...
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Religion in the Making: The Emergence of the Sciences of Religion

Arie L. Molendijk, Peter Pels - 1998 - 318 sider
...in Primitive Culture. 48 Frazer 1900, Vol. I: 52 53. if they were "inanimate agents, that is, [he] constrains or coerces instead of conciliating or propitiating them as religion would do".10 In the end, the entire distinction between religion and (sympathetic) magic appears to revolve...
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Mesopotamian Magic: Textual, Historical, and Interpretative Perspectives

I. Tzvi Abusch, Karel Van Der Toorn - 1999 - 299 sider
...acting mechanically. In magic, indeed, the assumption is only implicit, but in science it is explicit. It is true that magic often deals with spirits, which...conciliating or propitiating them as religion would do.9 Another influential nominal approach to magic stems from Hubert and Mauss,1" who were so impressed...
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Miracle and Magic: A Study in the Act of the Apostles and the Life of ...

Andy Reimer - 2002 - 277 sider
...deals with spirits, which are personal agents of the kind assumed by religion', whenever it does so 'it treats them exactly in the same fashion as it...inanimate agents, that is, it constrains or coerces them instead of conciliating or propitiating them as religion would do'.10 Malinowski, while differing...
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Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition

Yvonne Patricia Chireau - 2003 - 222 sider
...by the nineteenth-century Scottish classicist James George Frazer, "often deals with spirits," but "it constrains or coerces instead of conciliating or propitiating them as religion would do." Religion is, accordingly, a public and social activity; magic is private, manifested in solitary, focused...
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Making Magic: Religion, Magic, and Science in the Modern World

Randall Styers, Assistant Professor of Religion and Culture Randall Styers - 2004 - 290 sider
...religious elements. Indeed, magic often invokes spirits, but when it does so in a properly magical manner, "it constrains or coerces instead of conciliating or propitiating them as religion would do."22 Despite these forms of intermingling, Frazer maintains that it is important to understand magic...
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Theories of Religion: A Reader

Seth Daniel Kunin, Jonathan Miles-Watson - 2006 - 524 sider
...acting mechanically. In magic, indeed, the assumption is only implicit, but in science it is explicit. It is true that magic often deals with spirits, which...conciliating or propitiating them as religion would do. Thus it assumes that all personal beings, whether human or divine, are in the last resort subject to...
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Symbol and Theory

John Skorupski
...however, it is not adequate, as Frazer himself saw. "It is true", he says (1911, 1, 1: 225; 1957: 67-8), that magic often deals with spirits, which are personal...conciliating or propitiating them as religion would do. Thus it assumes that all personal beings, whether human or divine, are in the last resort subject to...
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