Elements/functions of a good (abstract, introduction, body, and summary conclusion) quoting and paraphrasing long quotes plagiarism citation format works cited format writing tips and techniques religious specialists – One who devotes himself to a particular branch of religion or religious system.
Magician – In societies where such power is regarded as impersonal, it is described as magic.
Priest – the functioning of a regularly organized and permanent enterprise concerned with influencing the gods. A priest’s power is inherited or is derived from the body of codified and standardized ritual knowledge that he learns from older priests and later transmits to successors.
Prophet – Founded on revelation and personal ‘charisma’.
Charisma – Capacity to achieve the ecstatic state which are viewed, in accordance with primitive experience, as the preconditions for producing certain effects in meteorology, healing, divination, and telepathy. May be either ascribed or achieved.
Shaman – Ritual practitioner whose status is acquired through a personal communication from a supernatural being. Powers are from divine stroke.
Medium – One who is possessed by a spirit and serves as a means of communication between the spirit world and other humans. Needs not exert mastery; he is rather the vessel of the transhuman entity.
Divination – Inquiry about future