The Realm of the sacred: verbal symbolism and ritual structures

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Sitakant Mahapatra
Oxford University Press, 1992 - Religion - 221 pages
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In every age of recorded history, people have tried to categorize the world into the natural and supernatural. The latter, the Realm of the Unknown, is often looked upon as a sacred area with its own laws of operation and its presiding deities. This realm has a relationship of immense complexity with the human world and the objective reality surrounding it. Together, the essays in this collection reflect the experience of wide and geographically distinct culture-areas: from Thailand to India, Eastern Slavia, and Causcasus.

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