In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, what is the religion on the Savage Reservation?

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The answer to this question can be found before Bernard and Lenina actually travel to the Reservation, when they visit the Director who gives them an account of the kind of life that the "savages" lead there. Note what the Director tells them in Chapter Six of this excellent novel:

...about sixty thousand Indians and half-breeds... absolute savages... our inspectors occasionally visit... otherwise, no communication whatsoever with the civilised world... still preserve their repulsive habits and customs... marriage, if you what that is, my dear young lady; families... no conditioning... monstrous superstitions... Christianity and totemism and ancestor worship...

Thus we can see that the religion practised in this Reservation is actually a mix of a number of different elements of religion, incorporating (to us) traditional religions such as Christianity with more primal religions such as totemism and the worship of ancestors. However, whatever religion is practised, the point is clear. The Reservations are depicted as uncivlised places, in contrast to the rest of the world, which has erased the need for "superstitions" such as religion.

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