Magic, Science and Religion: And Other Essays

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Magic, Science and Religion
AND OTHER ESSAYS

BY

Bronislaw Malinowski

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT REDFIELD

DOUBLEDAY ANCHOR BOOKS

DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, INC.

GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Table of Contents 7
  • Introduction 9
  • Magic, Science and Religion 17
  • I - Primitive Man and His Religion 17
  • II - Rational Mastery by Man of His Surroundings 25
  • III - Life, Death, and Destiny in Early Faith and Cult 36
  • IV - The Public and Tribal Character Of Primitive Cults 54
  • V - The Art of Magic and the Power of Faith 69
  • Myth in Primitive Psychology 93
  • I - The Role of Myth in Life 96
  • II - Myths of Origin 111
  • III - Myths of Death and of the Recurrent Cycle of Life 126
  • IV - Myths of Magic 138
  • V - Conclusion 143
  • Baloma; the Spirits of the Dead In the Trobriand Islands1 149
  • I 149
  • II 154
  • III 160
  • IV 171
  • V 190
  • VI 215
  • VII 220
  • VIII 237
  • Notes 255
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