Good examples of psychodynamic theory applied to religious phenomena are provided by the study of witchcraft (the witch providing an outlet for repressed emotions), the study of rituals of rebellion (providing cathartic release), and those studies which hold that religious institutions serve to compensate for social or other deprivations. Victor Turner's The Forest of Symbols (1967) contains good illustrations of modified psychodynamic theorizing.
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