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Reading Quiz 10
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A psychological purpose of religion is that it helps us make sense of the world.
A _______ is a repetitive and stylized act that may be religious or non-religious in nature.
Religion can serve social needs by helping to reinforce group norms.
______holds that there is a powerful but unseen and impersonal force controls the universe, whereas _____ holds that spirits inhabit all objects on earth.
The nature of the supernatural varies in different types of religions. Among _______ religions, each god or goddess is believed to have a specific identity and power over certain components or elements of the earth.
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Shaman are religious practitioners who have a formal education in their organized religion.
Shamans often enter into trances in order to communicate with the spirit world. They use various methods to enter trance, such as self-torture and hallucinogenic drugs.
In his article, George Gmelch describes some of the ritualistic behavior that takes place in
Bronislaw Malinowski noted that the Trobriand Islanders use ritualistic behavior, or "magic" differentially. For example, when a fishing trip will stay close to shore, no magic is required. Conversely, when a fishing trip goes out into the open ocean, a lot of magic is needed.
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According to George Gmelch, certain activities require more "magic" than others. These include
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