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Key terms from chapter two of Fisher's "Living Religions".

cosmonogy A model of the origins of the universe.
Dreaming (Dream Time) The timeless time of Creation, according to Australian Aboriginal belief.
indigenous Native to an area.
lifeway An entire approach to living in which sacred and secular are not separate.
medicine person An indigenous healer.
orisa Yoruba term for a deity.
shaman A man or woman who has undergone spiritual ordeals and can communicate with the spirit world to help the people.
vision quest A solitary ordeal undertaken to seek spiritual guidance about one's mission in life.
Created by: edevarney