Taboo, Magic, Spirits

 A Study of Primitive Elements in Roman Religion


Eli Edward Burriss 1931

New York, Macmillan Company



Chapter 1.

Mana, Magic and Animism

Chapter II.

Positive and Negative Mana (Taboo)

1. The Child in Witchcraft

2. Child Sacrifice

3. Children in Divination

4. Superstitions Concerning Children

5. The Child in Religious Rites

6. The Child as Acolyte

Chapter III.

Miscellaneous Taboos

Chapter IV.

Magic Acts: The General Principles


Chapter V.

Removing Evils by Magic Acts

Chapter VI.

Incantation and Prayer

Chapter VII. Naturalism and Animism