The Magical and Sacred Medical World

The Magical and Sacred Medical World

This collection of papers explores the sacred and magical aspects of ethno-medicine.

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Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527525795

Category: Social Science

Page: 541

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This collection of papers explores the sacred and magical aspects of ethno-medicine. The subject area is marked out by the points of connection between religious anthropology, ethno-medicine and medical anthropology, focusing on topics such as magical and religious concepts of health and disease, causes of disease, religious and magical averting and healing rites, healing gods, saints and, last but not least, the role that these play in the society, religion, mentality and everyday life of a community, as well as their various representations in folklore, literature or art. This volume includes, without restrictions of a methodological, temporal or geographical nature, works from the fields of folklore studies, anthropology, cultural history, comparative historical and textual philology, as well as research findings using the latest methods of analysis in textual folklore or based on archival research or fieldwork in or outside of Europe. This book will appeal to researchers and students of religion, folklore, and medical anthropology, as well as general readers interested in the humanities and cultural history.
Categories: Social Science

The Magical and Sacred Medical World

The Magical and Sacred Medical World

This collection of papers explores the sacred and magical aspects of ethno-medicine.

Author: Éva Pócs

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ISBN: 1527568636

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This collection of papers explores the sacred and magical aspects of ethno-medicine. The subject area is marked out by the points of connection between religious anthropology, ethno-medicine and medical anthropology, focusing on topics such as magical and religious concepts of health and disease, causes of disease, religious and magical averting and healing rites, healing gods, saints and, last but not least, the role that these play in the society, religion, mentality and everyday life of a community, as well as their various representations in folklore, literature or art. This volume includes, without restrictions of a methodological, temporal or geographical nature, works from the fields of folklore studies, anthropology, cultural history, comparative historical and textual philology, as well as research findings using the latest methods of analysis in textual folklore or based on archival research or fieldwork in or outside of Europe. This book will appeal to researchers and students of religion, folklore, and medical anthropology, as well as general readers interested in the humanities and cultural history.
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The Magical and Sacred Medical World

The Magical and Sacred Medical World

This collection of papers explores the sacred and magical aspects of ethno-medicine.

Author: Éva Pócs

Publisher:

ISBN: 1527522520

Category: Magic

Page: 525

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This collection of papers explores the sacred and magical aspects of ethno-medicine. The subject area is marked out by the points of connection between religious anthropology, ethno-medicine and medical anthropology, focusing on topics such as magical and religious concepts of health and disease, causes of disease, religious and magical averting and healing rites, healing gods, saints and, last but not least, the role that these play in the society, religion, mentality and everyday life of a community, as well as their various representations in folklore, literature or art. This volume includes, without restrictions of a methodological, temporal or geographical nature, works from the fields of folklore studies, anthropology, cultural history, comparative historical and textual philology, as well as research findings using the latest methods of analysis in textual folklore or based on archival research or fieldwork in or outside of Europe. This book will appeal to researchers and students of religion, folklore, and medical anthropology, as well as general readers interested in the humanities and cultural history.
Categories: Magic

Magic Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Enlightenment

Magic  Witchcraft  and Ghosts in the Enlightenment

“Benedictions Serving Early Modern Benedictine Medicine.” In Éva Pócs, ed. The Magical and Sacred Medical World. Newcastle: Cambridge S olars Publishing, 2019: 246–264. ———. Benedikció és exorcizmus a kora újkori Magyarországon ...

Author: Michael R. Lynn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000557459

Category: History

Page: 256

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Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Enlightenment argues for the centrality of magical practices and ideas throughout the long eighteenth-century. Although the hunt for witches in Europe declined precipitously after 1650, and the intellectual justification for natural magic came under fire by 1700, belief in magic among the general population did not come to a sudden stop. The philosophes continued to take aim at magical practices, alongside religion, as examples of superstitions that an enlightened age needed to put behind them. In addition to a continuity of beliefs and practices, the eighteenth century also saw improvement and innovation in magical ideas, the understanding of ghosts, and attitudes toward witchcraft. The volume takes a broad geographical approach and includes essays focusing on Great Britain (England and Ireland), France, Germany, and Hungary. It also takes a wide approach to the subject and includes essays on astrology, alchemy, witchcraft, cunning folk, ghosts, treasure hunters, and purveyors of magic. With a broad chronological scope that ranges from the end of the seventeenth century into the early nineteenth century, this volume is useful for undergraduates, postgraduates, scholars as well as those with a general interest in magic, witchcraft, and spirits in the Enlightenment.
Categories: History

Afterlives of Ancient Rock cut Monuments in the Near East

Afterlives of Ancient Rock cut Monuments in the Near East

1 ( 2011 ) : 103–120 ; Anna Judit Tóth , “ Telesma and Stoicheion : Magical Statues in Byzantium , ” in The Magical and Sacred Medical World , ed . É . Pócs ( Newcastle - upon - Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing , 2019 ) , 405-434 .

Author: Jonathan Ben-Dov

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004462083

Category: History

Page: 468

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This volume gathers articles by archeologists, art historians, and philologists concerned with the afterlives of ancient rock-cut monuments throughout the Near East. Contributions analyze how such monuments were actively reinterpreted and manipulated long after they were first carved.
Categories: History

Sacred Scents in Early Christianity and Islam

Sacred Scents in Early Christianity and Islam

The paradigm of spiritual healing, either directly through Allah or more “magical” forms, did not proliferate as ... 32 There is indeed a surfeit of medical manuals and guides that survive from the early Islamic world before the rise of ...

Author: Mary Thurlkill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739174531

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Medieval scholars and cultural historians have recently turned their attention to the question of “smells” and what olfactory sensations reveal about society in general and holiness in particular. Sacred Scents in Early Christianity and Islam contributes to that conversation, explaining how early Christians and Muslims linked the “sweet smell of sanctity” with ideals of the body and sexuality; created boundaries and sacred space; and imagined their emerging communal identity. Most importantly, scent—itself transgressive and difficult to control—signaled transition and transformation between categories of meaning. Christian and Islamic authors distinguished their own fragrant ethical and theological ideals against the stench of oppositional heresy and moral depravity. Orthodox Christians ridiculed their ‘stinking’ Arian neighbors, and Muslims denounced the ‘reeking’ corruption of Umayyad and Abbasid decadence. Through the mouths of saints and prophets, patriarchal authors labeled perfumed women as existential threats to vulnerable men and consigned them to enclosed, private space for their protection as well as society’s. At the same time, theologians praised both men and women who purified and transformed their bodies into aromatic offerings to God. Both Christian and Muslim pilgrims venerated sainted men and women with perfumed offerings at tombstones; indeed, Christians and Muslims often worshipped together, honoring common heroes such as Abraham, Moses, and Jonah. Sacred Scents begins by surveying aroma’s quotidian functions in Roman and pre-Islamic cultural milieus within homes, temples, poetry, kitchens, and medicines. Existing scholarship tends to frame ‘scent’ as something available only to the wealthy or elite; however, perfumes, spices, and incense wafted through the lives of most early Christians and Muslims. It ends by examining both traditions’ views of Paradise, identified as the archetypal Garden and source of all perfumes and sweet smells. Both Christian and Islamic texts explain Adam and Eve’s profound grief at losing access to these heavenly aromas and celebrate God’s mercy in allowing earthly remembrances. Sacred scent thus prompts humanity’s grief for what was lost and the yearning for paradisiacal transformation still to come.
Categories: Religion

Sacred Leaves of Candombl

Sacred Leaves of Candombl

"Thorough ethnobotanical study of the origin, diffusion, use, classification, and cultural significance of Afro-Brazilian sacred plants"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

Author: Robert A. Voeks

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000086825035

Category: Nature

Page: 236

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"Thorough ethnobotanical study of the origin, diffusion, use, classification, and cultural significance of Afro-Brazilian sacred plants"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Categories: Nature

Magic in the Ancient Greek World

Magic in the Ancient Greek World

... of temple medicine at cult sites like the famous one at Epidaurus for Asclepius, for medical business, in addition to the obvious competition coming from the magic and religious specialists named in On the Sacred Disease.

Author: Derek Collins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470695722

Category: History

Page: 224

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Original and comprehensive, Magic in the Ancient Greek World takes the reader inside both the social imagination and the ritual reality that made magic possible in ancient Greece. Explores the widespread use of spells, drugs, curse tablets, and figurines, and the practitioners of magic in the ancient world Uncovers how magic worked. Was it down to mere superstition? Did the subject need to believe in order for it to have an effect? Focuses on detailed case studies of individual types of magic Examines the central role of magic in Greek life
Categories: History

The World of Ancient Rome

The World of Ancient Rome

MEDICINE : HALF SCIENCE , HALF MAGIC MINERVAEI MEMORI COELIANLIANA INDVLGENTIA MEDICINARVA EIVS - INFIRIXITATI GRAVI - LISERAT W D P Ancient devotion to magic and sacred medical rites did not stop the spread to Rome of the cult of ...

Author: Giulio Giannelli

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076005468645

Category: Rome

Page: 300

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Categories: Rome