By Raymond Firth
First released in 1967, this ebook supplies the various end result of the author's examine of Tikopia methods of suggestion because the results of 3 box expeditions. so much Polynesians grew to become Christians greater than a century in the past yet Tikopia had a considerable pagan inhabitants till rather fresh years. This book of essays describes rites and ideology of a those that nonetheless maintained their conventional associations distant from civilization. reports of totemism, of magic and of ideals within the destiny of the soul within the afterworld, not simply throw new gentle on Polynesian attitudes yet also contribute a few novel principles to the translation of ordinary theoretical difficulties in social anthropology. reviews of hearsay, suicide, and a brand new essay on spirit mediumship, additionally supply hyperlinks among social anthropology and psychology. A basic assessment in accordance with the author's stopover at in 1966 describes the fashionable place after the adoption of Christianity.
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Tikopia Ritual and Belief (Routledge Revivals): Volume 10 by Raymond Firth