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The Worlds Religions by Huston Smith

What are the principal ways that primal religions differ from historical ones?
Smith claims that “primal time focuses on causal rather than chronological sequence.” Specify and clarify what this means in two areas of human experience: (i) Renewal rites, and (ii) Relation to the Source.
What is Dreaming and how have Australian aborigines related to it’?
Smith claims that exclusive dependence on speech bestows three “endowments. Specify and clarify these benefits. How would you describe the primal sense of sacredness in concrete and specific places?
Smith affirms that primal peoples “see distinctions as bridges instead of barriers.” Specify and clarify the basic ways this worldview expresses itself it three apparent dichotomies: Humans/animals, Animate/inanimate, The world/other world. In what ways does Smith suggest the “common stereotype” of primal religion as polytheistic to be qualified?