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Anonymous - The Social Benefits of Accepting Witchcraft in the Philippines (copyrighted book, review only)

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Even in this modern age, the Philippines remains a country rich with superstitions about almost everything under the sun. Such superstitions have been passed orally by our ancient forefathers and are integral parts of the Filipino culture. In our society, the older generation is accustomed to sharing these beliefs with the younger one. On the other hand, it is has become the responsibility of the younger generation to preserve and continuously pass on such beliefs.The term "witchcraft" is hard to define because of its doubte... More >>>
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Author:      Anonymous
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Even in this modern age, the Philippines remains a country rich with superstitions about almost everything under the sun. Such superstitions have been passed orally by our ancient forefathers and are integral parts of the Filipino culture. In our society, the older generation is accustomed to sharing these beliefs with the younger one. On the other hand, it is has become the responsibility of the younger generation to preserve and continuously pass on such beliefs.

The term "witchcraft" is hard to define because of its doubted existence.3 But for the purpose of this research, witchcraft will be defined based on C.H. Wallace, author of the book Witchcraft in the World Today as quoted by Nid Anima. According to Wallace, "Witchcraft is the perfect paradox. It is - and it is not. It always was - and yet never been. It exists -yet is a mythical nothingness. In other words, it is a belief. And according to those who believe in it, gives it power. ..."4 Witchcraft is not a voluntary personal trait. The qualities are acquired physiologically innate from a strange source or origin. Witchcraft should not be considered as a crime since the power is not deliberately inflicted to other people.

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"Anonymous" of course means "without a name" and is used when the author is not known--or sometimes, when a story develops out of an oral tradition over generations with possibly many storytellers contributing to and revising the tale before it is finally written down and becomes literature.

A notable amount of ancient and medieval literature is anonymous. This is not only due to the lack of documents from a period, but also due to an interpretation of the author's role that differs considerably from the romantic interpretation of the term in use today. Ancient and Medieval authors were often overawed by the classical writers and the Church Fathers and tended to re-tell and embellish stories they had heard or read rather than invent new stories. And even when they did, they often claimed to be handing down something from an auctor instead. From this point of view, the names of the individual authors seemed much less important, and therefore many important works were never attributed to any specific person.