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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Terwiel, B. J.
Monks and magic: an analysis of religious ceremonies in
Published By: Original publisher
Lund, Sweden ; London, England: Studentlitteratur ; Curzon
Press. 1975. 2, 8, 296 p., 4 plates ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by B. J. Terwiel
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Central Thai (AO07)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Body alterations (304);
Arranging a marriage (584);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Religious beliefs (770);
Religious practices (780);
Ecclesiastical organization (790);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph describes religious practices in rural
Thailand with an emphasis on the discrepancy between “pure” Buddhism and the practice of
magic. Terwiel describes children and religion; adolescents, amulets, and tattooing; the
monkhood experience; leaving the order, courting and marriage; building a house; the
precepts and ritual; the pursuit of beneficial KARMA; and old age, death, and the
procedures which seem to be effective (p. 278).
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Based on the author's thesis, Australian National
University, 1971 Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-296)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Marlene Martin ; 1984
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Wád Saancâw monastery, near Ratburi,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings