From Cosmogony to Exorcism in a Javanese Genesis: The Spilt by Stephen C. Headley PDF

By Stephen C. Headley

ISBN-10: 0198234236

ISBN-13: 9780198234234

In 1925, the influential Dutch anthropologist W. H. Rassers wondered the connection of fantasy to ritual, taking as his case research the Javanese fantasy of the beginning of the man-eating demon Kala. This delusion, and its re-enactment, make clear the social morphology and have become instantly the topic of discussion between scholars of Javanese tradition. during this engaging paintings, Stephen C. Headley interprets and reports ritual and fable of their version varieties, increasing upon Rassers' basic proposition that the circulate from cosmogony to exorcism discovers primary social types that flow values in Javanese society.

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