Summary in Brian Hayden’s “Shamans, Sorcerers and Saints”


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Summary in Brian Hayden’s “Shamans, Sorcerers and Saints”
Archaeology: summaries of chapters 10-13 in Brian Hayden’s text
This paper is a brief summary of five chapters from Brian Hayden’s text, “Shamans, Sorcerers and Saints;” the paper will focus on two main points from each chapter – but other items of interest will be mentioned also. In any case, the main points will be underlined for each chapter.
Chapter 10
The myths that we find in many cultures can be traced back to the oral story-telling of bygone ages (p.334). Beyond that, there is every indication that fairy tales connect people with sacred forces; this is certainly the case when we pause to look at Indo-European speakers and cultures (pp.336-337). However, fairy tales are...
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.....s in a community: pastoral nomads who relied on raiding invariably had warrior gods (Hayden, 402). Hayden also writes that the new commercial elites of the pre-modern era undermined the church because the church was aligned with the traditional land-based elites; humanism grew out of a desire to weaken the church for social reasons (Hayden, 404).
More recently, industrialization and modernization has basically removed the sacred from mainstream life (Hayden, 406). Finally, in our modern age, predatory cults seek out the vulnerable whilst traditional religion has made a comeback of sorts in recent times (Hayden, 407-403).
Hayden, Brian. Shamans, Sorcerers and Saints: A Prehistory of Religion. Washington: Smithsonian Books, 2003.