Australian Religions: An Introduction
Critique of the literature on and an examination of Australian Aboriginal ritual and belief focussing on meaning rather than function; supernatural beings, high gods, culture heroes; mythical geography; initiation rites; secret cults; medicine men; death and eschatology; First published in Hist. Relig.
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Supernatural Beings and High Gods
Culture Heroes and Mythical Geography
Initiation Rites and Secret Cults
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