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Akbari Namdar S, Modabrian A. The Effect of Latent Energy from Totem Phenomena and Their Effect on Architectural Space. Urban Design Discourse
a Review of Contemporary Litreatures and Theories 2022; 3 (4) :108-130
URL: http://udd.modares.ac.ir/article-40-62613-en.html
1- Islamic Azad University, Tabriz
2- Islamic Azad University, Tabriz , Alimdbrn31@gmail.com
Abstract:   (642 Views)
Statement of Problem: In dealing with the wonders of creation in nature and its elements, the primitive man considers himself insignificant and inferior in front of the world and its vastness. Man considers nature to be alive and imagines a supernatural force for each manifestation of existence. Totems are inanimate. Totemism is related to systems derived from symbols or representations of human affiliations to animals, plants, and fundamental and human belief objects based on totems.
Objectives: Investigating totem and totemism from a psychological point of view and finding a unique method to explore the human mind and the effects left in the design of built spaces.
Research Method: It is based on analytical and descriptive studies and it has been investigated and analyzed by studying library sources and it has been compiled based on mutual relationships and comparison between independent variables and theories and totems in different religions and dependent variables.
Findings: In the knowledge of totem and totemism, understanding many amazing aspects of animals, plants and objects seemed to be impossible for humans and this led to their sanctification; Of course, the holiness that followed fear and respect. Such a view and thought caused the emergence and spread of beliefs such as animism, reincarnation and totemism.
Conclusion: Totemism and belief in totems and taboos was one of the ancient beliefs and a topic related to the history of early humans, which is considered one of the early examples of human religions. The practical consequences of these beliefs in the lives of early humans led to the emergence of rituals and practices in which the importance of animals and plants was emphasized, whose effects on the design of spaces and beliefs of the current generation are clearly evident.


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Article Type: Analytic Review | Subject: Urban Design Theories
Received: 2022/07/1 | Accepted: 2022/10/15 | Published: 2022/12/31

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