Translations*

21A.211 Magic, Witchcraft, and the Spirit World

As taught in: Fall 2003

Angel Statue in pink background, Eyewire. Eyewire collection.

Angel Statue in pink background. (Image courtesy of Eyewire Collection.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. James Howe

Course Description

Spiritual, magical, and "occult" aspects of human behavior in anthropological and historical perspective: magic, ritual curing, trance, spirit possession, sorcery, and accusations of witchcraft. Material drawn from traditional nonwestern societies, medieval and early modern Europe, and colonial and contemporary North America.


*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.