Living with Gods: Peoples, Places and Worlds Beyond

London, UK

November 02, 2017 - April 08, 2018 Exhibition November 02, 2017 April 08, 2018 Europe/London Living with Gods: Peoples, Places and Worlds Beyond Great Russell Street: London, UK

Event Details

Beliefs in spiritual beings and worlds beyond nature are characteristic of all human societies. By looking at how people believe through everyday objects of faith, this exhibition provides a perspective on what makes believing a vital part of human behaviour. Seeing how people believe, rather than considering what they believe, suggests that humans might be naturally inclined to believe in transcendent worlds and beings. Stories, objects, images, prayers, meditation and rituals can provide ways for people to cope with anxieties about the world, and help form strong social bonds. This in turn helps to make our lives well-ordered and understandable.


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