[urgent] a summary of ‘and clothing those conceptions with such an aura of factuality that’ from Clifford Geertz, from http://people.uncw.edu/ricej/SOC490/Excerpts%20from%20Clifford%20Geertz.htm
point (4)
(4) . . . and clothing those conceptions with such an aura of factuality that . . .
There arises here, however, a more profound question: how is it that this denial comes to be believed? How is it that the religious man moves from a troubled perception of experienced disorder to a more or less settled conviction of fundamental order?……..The constantly recurring struggle of Rangda and Barong to an inevitable draw is thus–for the believing Balinese–both the formulation of a general religious conception and the authoritative experience which justifies, even compels, its acceptance.
There arises here, however, a more profound question:How is it that this denial comes to be believed?It is in terms of religious symbolism, a symbolism relating man’s sphere of existence to a…