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Myth, Ritual and Religion - Page 58
by Andrew Lang - 1899 - 719 pages
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 137

English literature - 1874
...to truth now possible to them apart from revelation. As to their conceptions Mr. Tylor remarks : f ' They rest upon a broad philosophy of nature, early...consistent, and quite really and seriously meant.' As to the crudity * See 'Mi'moires hisloriquos sur I'Anstralie,' par Mgr. Rudesino Sulvado, 1854. t...
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Lessons from Nature, as Manifested in Mind and Matter

St. George Jackson Mivart - Matter - 1876 - 462 pages
...to truth now possible to them apart from revelation. As to their conceptions Mr. Tylor remarks : * " They rest upon a broad philosophy of nature, early...consistent, and quite really and seriously meant." As to the crudity of these modes of expressing a belief in the general action of superhuman causation,...
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LESSONS FROM NATURE AS MANIFESTED IN MIND AND MATTER

ST. GEORGE MIVART, PH.D., F.R.S. - 1876
...to truth now possible to them apart from revelation. As to their conceptions Mr. Tylor remarks : * " They rest upon a broad philosophy of nature, early...consistent, and quite really and seriously meant." As to the crudity of these modes of expressing a belief in the general action of superhuman causation,...
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God and Creation

Robert Reid Howison - Creation - 1883 - 578 pages
...moon, stars, trees, rivers, winds, clouds, become personal, animate creatures, and that these notions rest upon a broad philosophy of nature, early and...thoughtful, consistent and quite really and seriously meant.2 Furthermore, this diligent writer has presented in these volumes cumulative proofs of the fact...
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God and Creation

Robert Reid Howison - Creation - 1883 - 578 pages
...become personal, animate creatures, and that these notions rest upon a broad philosophy of natnre, early and crude indeed, but thoughtful, consistent and quite really and seriously meant.'2 Furthermore, this diligent writer has presented in these volumes cumulative proofs of the...
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Myth, Ritual and Religion, Volume 1

Andrew Lang - Mythology - 1887 - 713 pages
...used or the material to be shaped, while behind it there stands some prodigious but yet half -human creature, who grasps it with his hands or blows it...consistent, and quite really and seriously meant." For the sake of illustration, some minor examples must next be given of this confusion between man...
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Myth, Ritual and Religion, Volume 1

Andrew Lang - Myth - 1899 - 719 pages
...like what Mr. Max Muller calls " temporary insanity ". The imagination of the savage has been defined by Mr. Tylor as "midway between the conditions of...the world, which will presently be illustrated by the testimony of a powerful arid long diffused set of institutions. The Christian Quiches of Guatemala...
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Myth, Ritual and Religion, Volume 1

Andrew Lang - Myth - 1899 - 719 pages
...of a healthy, prosaic, modern citizen, and of a raving fanatic, or of a patient in af ever- ward ". If any relics of such imagination survive in civilised...the world, which will presently be illustrated by the testimony of a powerful and long diffused set of institutions. The Christian Quiches of Guatemala...
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Religion and Culture: A Critical Survey of Methods of Approach to Religious ...

Frederick Schleiter - Magic - 1919 - 206 pages
...functions in the universe with the aid of limbs like beasts, or of artificial instruments like men, or what men's eyes behold is but the instrument to be...consistent, and quite really and seriously meant." ' In another passage he says: "When the Aleutians thought that if any one gave offence to the moon,...
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Religion and Culture: A Critical Survey of Methods of Approach to Religious ...

Frederick Schleiter - Magic - 1919 - 206 pages
...prodigious but yet half-human creature, who grasps it with his hands or blows it with his breath. The basts on which such ideas as these are built is not to be...consistent, and quite really and seriously meant." ' In another passage he says: "When the Aleutians thought that if any one gave offence to the moon,...
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