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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In spite of restricted accessibility and short-term research fieldwork with language barriers, Spiro skillfully examines the full- length and wholly comprehensive account of the Burmese folk religion and its relation to the traditional Buddhism of Myanmar.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. These chapters described the diseases, including eye troubles; intestinal ailments and madness, which are supernaturally caused illness.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Account Options Sign in. 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. In these chapters, Spiro clearly defined different Nats such as house Nats, community Nats, Public work Nats, and kinds of ritual and festival related to supernatural powers.
Spiro is professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of California, San Diego, where he founded the Anthropology Department in Will Buckingham rated it it was amazing May 27, While there is no escape from Karma, supernaturalism provides an alternative explanation for the cause of suffering.
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Burmese Supernaturalism is an intriguing study and will provide insightful reading for anthropologists, sociologists, theologians, as well as those interested in supernaturalism in Burma Myanmar and other cultures. Other areas of discussion include supernaturally caused illness and its treatment, the shaman, the exorcist, and the relationship between supernaturalism and Buddhism. Be the first to ask a question about Burmese Supernaturalism. From chapter one to five, Spiro expands the 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.
There are good and evil practitioners of witches in supernatural belief systems and the former is known as atehlan [upper path] and the latter as aulan [lower path]. Suoernaturalism English marked it as to-read Jan 02, Kevin marked it as to-read Dec 12, A Book Review of Burmese Supernaturalism: Jack Clayton added it Jul 31, In contrast to this category, Spiro disagreed with Spear, and proposes a fourfold classification  personal spirit [kosaung]  the guardian nats of the house,  the village nats, and  innumerable nats.
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Do these folk sueprnaturalism make up a separate The book, Burmese Supernaturalism, is comprehensively an account of the Burmese folk religion, and its relation to the traditional Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism, of the country. Selected pages Title Page. Transaction PublishersJan 1, – Social Science – pages. Burmese Supernaturalism by Melford E.
This unique volume extensively examines in relationship to social, political, historical, cultural, psychological, and animism that give rise to supeernaturalism support supernaturalism.
If the leaf has a sour taste, then, since the betel leaf is usually sweet, the illness is probably witch-caused. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Spiro explained that usually one does not acquire both atehlan and aulan, which is incorrect in Myanmar. Alex added it Dec 26, Enter the email address you signed up with sypernaturalism we’ll email you a reset link.
Chapters nine, ten, and elven emphasized the causes and affects of illness, sufferings, and its treatments by Burmese traditional doctors. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
In either case, how exactly does folk religion fit into the overall religious pattern? Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Though the people of Burma, now called Myanmar, are formally Buddhist, their folk religion a type of animism or supernaturalism is so unlike classical Buddhism that it seems contradictory. Bel rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Spiro Limited preview – Books by Melford E. Benjamin added it Oct 01, Return to Book Page. References to this book Body and Emotion: The book begins with an introduction to the study of supernaturalism. Buy From Transaction Publishers Amazon.
Angela marked it as to-read Apr 15, There are three kinds of ghosts in Burmese, the first ghost is souls [leipya] of the dead who improperly escorted from their human habitat and remain to haunt people.
From chapter six to eight he classified different types of evil spirits into Thirty-Seven Nat [what Burmese called Nat].