Broader Term: religious practices187 Documents

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Practices reflecting confidence in the ability to manipulate supernatural forces; magical techniques of weather control (e.g., rain making); magical rites for increasing the food supply; exorcistic practices (e.g., driving off evil spirits with noise); potent formulas, incantations, and spells; curses; miracles; prevalent types of magic (e.g., imitative, contagious); concept of magical force; functions and social significance of magic; non-supernatural magic (e.g., wonderworking, jugglery, legerdemain, fire-walking); etc.

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