The 'Soul' of the Primitive
The object of this book, first published in 1928, is a study of the ways in which those who were once called ‘primitives’ conceive of their own individuality. The author inquires into the notions they possess of their life-principle, their soul, and their personality, often encountering that many peoples only had ‘pre-notions’ of such concepts.
Table of Contents
1. The Solidarity of the Individual with his Group 2. The Solidarity Among Members of the Same Social Group 3. The Component Parts of the Individuality, and its Limits (I) 4. The Component Parts of the Individuality, and its Limits (II) 5. The Duality and Bi-Presence of the Individual 6. The Group Interest in the Individual 7. The Life and Death of the Individual 8. The Survival of the Dead 9. The Duality and Bi-Presence of the Dead (I) 10. The Duality and Bi-Presence of the Dead (II) 11. The Condition of the Dead – Their End 12. Reincarnation