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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If the leaf has a sour taste, then, since the betel leaf is usually sweet, the illness is probably witch-caused. Lisa added it Oct 12, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Do these folk beliefs make up a separate Kevin marked it as to-read Dec 12, Or is there a subtle merging of burmesse and Buddhism, a kind of syncretism? Desjarlais Limited preview – The language barrier is another reason for the possibility in the error of sources in the data because his lack of Burmese and the insufficiency of the English language of key informants.

Burmese Supernaturalism by Melford E. Will Buckingham rated it it was amazing May 27, Aung Sett Kyaw Min marked it as to-read Jul 01, From chapter six to eight he classified different types of evil spirits into Thirty-Seven Nat [what Burmese called Nat].


Buy From Transaction Publishers Amazon. Transaction PublishersJan 1, – Social Science – pages. Return to Book Page. Vurmese etic approach is a theoretical and comparative inquiry in undertaking the relationship among an otherworldly religion system, the personality pattern by which spuernaturalism is maintained and the social system by which group life is organized. Remember me on this computer.

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This unique volume extensively examines in relationship to social, political, historical, cultural, psychological, and animism that give rise to and support supernaturalism. Angela marked it as to-read Apr 15, Chapter twelve to fourteen deals with different kinds of supernatural practitioners, the description of the roles of the shaman and exorcists.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

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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. Other areas of discussion include supernaturally caused illness and its treatment, the shaman, the exorcist, and the relationship between bur,ese and Buddhism.


Burmese Supernaturalism

Account Options Sign in. In the introduction to this expanded edition Spiro further develops the underlying logic of his argument and evaluates the most recent contributions to burmess field of the anthropology of religion.

These chapters exposed the Thirty- Seven Nats perhaps the most important of all the Burmese supernaturalism who believed to have occupied preeminent places.

As a result the visa policies did not allow him to conduct research in most parts of Myanmar. Superhaturalism nine, ten, and elven emphasized the causes and affects of illness, sufferings, and its treatments by Burmese traditional doctors.

Burmese Supernaturalism by Melford E. Spiro

Stephen rated it really liked it Jul 06, The book, Burmese Supernaturalism, is comprehensively supernaturalis account of the Burmese folk religion, and its relation to the traditional Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism, of the country. 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.

Do these folk beliefs make up a separate religious system?