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Author Eliade, Mircea, 1907-1986.

Title Australian religions : an introduction
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, [1973]


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Description xxi, 205 pages ; 22 cm
Series Symbol, myth, and ritual series
Symbol, myth, and ritual series.
Contents 1. Supernatural beings and high gods -- 2. Culture heroes and mythical geography -- 3. Initiation rites and secret cults -- 4. The medicine men and their supernatural models -- 5. Death and eschatology: conclusions
Summary 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
Analysis Australia Religion
Mythology, Aboriginal Australian
Notes Based on a course delivered by the author at the University of Chicago, 1964. The pref. first appeared in 1967 as On understanding primitive religions, in Glaube und Geschichte, Festschrift für Ernst Benz; the remainder of the book is reprinted from History of religions, v. 6-7 (1966-67)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Event [1973]
Notes Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Legends.
Aboriginal Australians -- Religion.
Aboriginal Australians -- Legends.
Mythology, Aboriginal Australian.
Australia -- Religion.
Genre/Form Legends.
LC no. 72006473
ISBN 080140729X