witchcraft - ?· azande witchcraft default explanation !!! physical substance !!! may be...
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Definitions of Witchcraft
Cross-cultural - inborn capacity, propensity to do evil
European - redefined as heresy, pact with devil. Mixed with sorcery beliefs.
Witch = the enemy within
Witchcraft Cross- culturally
Universal belief with similar features !!!
Utterly bad, unredeemable evil !!!
Fly, travel rapidly !!!
Gather in groups !!!
Animal familiars Do whatever is worst behavior
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Default explanation !!!
Physical substance !!!
May be unconscious
Use of divination
Reflections Witchcraft beliefs reflect cultural beliefs and concerns
Accusations - lines of existing social tension
Accusation, not self identifying
Functions Counteracts socially disruptive behavior
Enforce social cooperation
Outlet for hostility
Explanation for illness, misfortune
Focuses attention on victim
Reaction to pagan religions !!!
Christian ideas of evil, heresy
Christian Beliefs about Evil
Theological issue of omnipotent, omnibenevolent God
Satan and free will !!!
Jesus saves from evil
Miracles and Sorcery
Say only legitimate magic - miracles of Christ
Redefine Pagan magic as invoking evil spirits !!!!
What is Syncretism? Give some examples.
Read about Salem Pg.222 Talk about modern examples
Check out Modern Day Witch Hunts
How does Witchcraft reflect human culture?
Why are popularized depiction's of witches different from, anthropological depiction's?
Break up into groups of 4-5
Find a current example of a modern day witch hunt.
Answer; who, what, where, when and why this witch hunt is occurring.
Present your work to the class