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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 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.

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. Lewis No preview available – SR added it Mar 18, Do these folk beliefs make up a separate religious system?

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Kristen English marked it as to-read Jan 02, Transaction PublishersJan 1, – Social Science – pages. The language barrier is another reason for the possibility in the burmeee of sources in the data because his lack of Burmese and the insufficiency of the English language of key informants.


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Chipamong Chowdhury added it Feb 09, Remember me on this computer. Content of the book The book comprises fourteen butmese and is divided into six parts.

Burmese Supernaturalism

Stephen rated it really liked it Jul 06, Lisa added it Oct 12, Donovan rated it it was amazing Jan 31, Jen added it Jul 29, C F added it Feb 05, Burmese Supernaturalism Melford E. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

These chapters exposed the Thirty- Seven Nats perhaps the most important of all the Burmese supernaturalism who believed to have occupied preeminent places. Spiro explained that usually one does not acquire both atehlan and aulan, which is incorrect in Myanmar.

Burmese Supernaturalism by Melford E. Spiro

Desjarlais Limited preview – The next section of the work covers various types of supernaturalism, including witches, ghost, and demons. To ask other readers questions about Burmese Supernaturalismplease sign up. If the leaf has a sour taste, then, since the betel leaf is usually sweet, the illness is probably witch-caused. supernaturalim


Books by Melford E. Spiro Snippet view – Will Buckingham rated it it was amazing May 27, 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.

Peter added it Nov 01, Angela marked it as to-read Apr 15, Jack Clayton added it Jul 31, 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.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For years scholars of religion and anthropology have debated the questions: 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].