ETMA126 Two faces of magic

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
PhDr. Dagmar Dobšovičová (lecturer), doc. PhDr. Martina Pavlicová, CSc. (deputy)
doc. PhDr. Martina Pavlicová, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Martina Pavlicová, CSc.
Department of European Ethnology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Martina Maradová
Supplier department: Department of European Ethnology - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
each odd Wednesday 16:00–17:40 J31
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the definition of the concept of magic not only as a phenomenon of traditional folk culture in the Czech Republic through the institution of the “goddess” in the White Carpathians, but also in the broader context of socio-anthropological. Lectures will be charting the history and understanding of magic and folk healing, so that students gain comprehensive information about the phenomenon of spiritual culture that exists in various forms till today. At end of the course the student will be able to understand the concepts and terminology: folk magic, folk healing, witchcraft , shamanism, neo-paganism, etc.
Learning outcomes
After having completed the course, the student will be able identify manifestations of spiritual culture in tradition and contemporary world and will gain knowledge about folk medicine, folk ritualism and magic.
Syllabus
  • Specifics of the spiritual culture of qualitative research examining the example of Žítkovských goddess.
  • Definition of the term magic, past and present.
  • Definition of the term folk medicine, the cult of fire, tree cult, the cult of water in the folk ritualism.
  • Definition of the term shamanism as a historical phenomenon + video projection.
  • Definition of the history of witchcraft and neo-paganism.
  • Definition of the term divination, and history as part of folk culture and spiritual practices Žítkovských goddesses.
Literature
  • FREUD, Sigmund. Totem a tabu :o podobnostech v duševním životě divocha a neurotika. Vyd. 1. Praha: Jiří Kocourek, 1997. 157 s. ISBN 80-86123-01-4. info
  • Duše moderního člověka. Edited by Carl Gustav Jung. Vyd. 1. Brno: Atlantis, 1994. 378 s. ISBN 807108087X. info
  • FRAZER, James George. Zlatá ratolest [Frazer, 1994] : The golden bough (Orig.). Vyd. 2. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1994. 632 s. ISBN 80-204-0488-0. info
  • VÁCLAVÍK, Antonín. Výroční obyčeje a lidové umění. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1959. 580 s., [x. info
  • ČIŽMÁŘ, Josef. Lidové lékařství v Československu. [1. vyd.]. Brno: V komisi B. Komůrka, knihkupectví, Brno, 1946. 328 s. info
  • BARTOŠ, František. Moravský lid : Františka Bartoše sebrané rozpravy z oboru moravské lidovědy. V Telči: Nákladem českého knihkupectví Emila Šolce, 1892. 328 s. ISBN 8090341160. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, projects
Assessment methods
Test, oral exam
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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