By Samuli Schielke, Liza Debevec
Daily perform of faith is advanced in its nature, ambivalent, and every now and then contradictory. the duty of an anthropology of spiritual perform is accordingly accurately to work out how humans navigate and make feel of that complexity, and what the importance of non secular ideals and practices in a given environment might be. instead of placing daily perform and normative doctrine on various analytical planes, the authors argue that the articulation of non secular doctrine can also be a regular perform and needs to be understood as such.
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Pronounced silently and inaudible to the diviner who is supposed not to have prior knowledge of the exact reason of his client’s visit, it is the task of the diviner to locate the client’s ‘intention’ through his divinatory abilities. For the client, with the silent articulation of his or her most intimate and urgent personal concern, the divinatory encounter opens up a cultural space that allows the subject to realize and confront the issues which are at the core of his or her concern or affliction (see Graw 2006).
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