A Book of Feasts and Seasons

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Author: Joanna Bogle

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 9780852442173

Category: Cooking

Page: 193

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"A Book of Feasts and Seasons" recaptures the lost traditions surrounding major feasts and festivals--every occasion of the Christian Year.

Origin and Transformation of the Ancient Israelite Festival Calendar

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Author: Jan A. Wagenaar

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447052498

Category: History

Page: 225

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The book focusses on the origin and transformation of the priestly festival calendar. Since the epoch-making work of Julius Wellhausen at the end of the 19th century the differences between the various ancient Israelite festival calendars have often been explained in terms of a gradual evolution, which shows an increasing historicisation, denaturalisation and ritualisation. The festivals were in Wellhausen's view gradually detached from agricultural conditions and celebrated more and more at fixed points in the year. This study tries to show that the changes in the priestly festival calendar reflect a conscious effort to adapt the ancient Israelite festival calendar to the semi-annual layout of the Babylonian festival year. The ramifications of the change only come to the fore after a careful study of the agricultural conditions of ancient Israel - and Mesopotamia - makes clear that passover and the festival of unleavened bread were originally celebrated in the second month of the year. The first month of the year envisaged by the priestly festival calendar for the celebration of passover and the festival of unleavened bread in turn mirrors the date of one of the two semi-annual Babylonian New Year festivals. The two Babylonian New Year festivals were celebrated exactly six months apart at the vernal and autumnal equinoxes. In order to adapt the ancient Israelite festival calendar to the Babylonian scheme with two New Year festivals a year, the date of passover and the festival of unleavened bread had to be moved up by one month. The consequences for the origin of passover, the festival of unleavened bread, the festival of weeks and the festival of huts are charted and the relations between the various ancient Israelite festival calendars are determined anew.

Successful Event Management

A Practical Handbook

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Author: Anton Shone,Bryn Parry

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844800766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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This is the essential guide for anyone who needs to know how to organize a special event?a festival, a celebration party, a media launch or an annual fete. The text contains clear, step-by-step guide including planning, budgeting, marketing and organization; a wide range of informative case studies from around Europe, including suggested websites and sources of reference material to consult and a set of useful planning forms to assist hose new to events organization. The authors? combination of industry experience, expertise and a lively approach makes this an ideal textbook for students of Events Management and related courses, as well as providing a valuable handbook for those new to organizing events. This is the essential guide for anyone who needs to know how to organize a special event?a festival, a celebration party, a media launch or an annual fete. The text contains clear, step-by-step guide including planning, budgeting, marketing and organization; a wide range of informative case studies from around Europe, including suggested websites and sources of reference material to consult and a set of useful planning forms to assist hose new to events organization. The authors? combination of industry experience, expertise and a lively approach makes this an ideal textbook for students of Events Management and related courses, as well as providing a valuable handbook for those new to organizing events.

Ancient Greek Agriculture

An Introduction

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Author: Signe Isager,Jens Erik Skydsgaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134818262

Category: History

Page: 256

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The initial focus of Ancient Greek Agriculture is firmly on the art of agriculture proper, the tools and the technique, the plants cultivated and the animals reared. Thereafter, Isager and Skydsgaard focus on the position of agriculture in the society of gods and men in the Greek city-states . The arguments of Ancient Greek Agriculture are strengthened by the book's close adherence to contemporary Greek sources, literary as well as archaeological, avoiding the use of later as well as Roman material.

Time and Seasons

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Author: Angela Wood,John Logan,Jenny Rose

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174370659

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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Providing a three stage series covering the whole of Key stage 3, this series ensures a complete picture of the major religions practised in the UK today.

Faiths and Festivals

A guide to the religions and celebrations in our multicultural society

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Author: Christine Howard

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1907241884

Category: Education

Page: 87

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A must-have guide for early years practitioners designed to help explain world religions and festivals to young children in a way that is meaningful to them. This guide is designed to be a practical guide to explaining the main five world faiths to young children, as well some lesser-known faiths to young children in a way that makes sense to young children. The book is also full of activity ideas to tie in to a range of religious festivals throughout the year. Each festival contains background information on the festival and why it first started, as well as activities to encourage children's learning. Introducing young children is vital in our multi-cultural and multi-faith society, and this title will provide all early years practitioners with ideas on how to teach children to value diversity and respect other children's views and backgrounds.

All Around the Year

Holidays and Celebrations in American Life

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Author: Jack Santino

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252065163

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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Whether they're decorating Easter trees or celebrating Wagner's birthday by playing recordings of his Ring cycle operas and incinerating a model of Valhalla on an outdoor barbecue to the closing strains of "Gotterdämerung," Americans know both how to create and how to celebrate holidays! Jack Santino's guide to such frivolity is a wonderfully readable exploration of holidays, periods of festivity, and life-cycle rituals and celebrations. Santino draws on history, anthropology, popular culture, and folklore to show the intricate relationships between holidays and the roles that celebrations and rituals play in people's lives. Jack Santino, a professor of popular culture at Bowling Green University, is the author of Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle: Stories of Black Pullman Porters and Halloween and Other Festivities of Death and Life.

Researches in Sinai

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Author: William Matthew Flinders Petrie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108065759

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

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A 1906 account of archaeological work in the Sinai Peninsula, notably at Serabit el-Khadim, where the Proto-Sinaitic script was discovered.

The Geomantic Year

A Calendar of Earth-Focused Festivals That Align the Planet with the Galaxy

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Author: Richard Leviton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595860567

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 597

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The spiritual world blesses the Earth at least 58 times a year-here's how you can join the party. Do you think folklore customs about solstices and equinoxes and other regular celebration days are quaint holdovers from the past? Not so. Do you sometimes wish there were a way to include the entire planet in a meditation practice? There is, and it's called the geomantic year. At least 58 times a year the spiritual world-angels, archangels, Ascended Masters, Star-Angels, even the Supreme Being-tunes in to the Earth, blesses, and even heals it in real-time day-long events. Our planet is constantly receiving input from the cosmos and heavenly realms. It's all part of a rhythmic maintenance calendar in which the Earth is enlivened, and all of humanity is invited to participate. This book shows you how. What kinds of events? On Epiphany, January 6, the Christ focuses on the planet to birth his Light. On Bifrost Paints the Planet, April 10, the Great Bear constellation envelopes the Earth in 14 rays of light. On Michaelmas, September 29, the Archangel Michael cleanses the Earth's sacred sites and all their "plumbing." Other events in the geomantic year involve stars, Nature Spirits, holy mountains, River-gods, Pleiadians, Hollow Earth dwellers, Grail Kings, volcano spirits, the Great Mother, and much more. The Geomantic Year documents 58 festival dates that focus on the Earth through its sacred sites, and it provides 58 simple meditations to help you participate. And it offers 12 informative essays linking Earth energies with hot topics such as the Illuminati and world control, parallel universes, the world's gold supply, the Ghost Dance, the Fall of Man, Earth and climate changes, and the apocalyptic year 2012. Why not get out your appointment book and pencil in a few dates: the Earth's expecting you!

A feast of festivals

celebrating the spiritual seasons of the year

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Author: Hugo Slim

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780551028500

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 197

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A lively and informative guide to the seasons and festivals of the Christian year. The book is filled with ideas for personal and family celebrations that should enrich the pattern of daily life for young and old alike

Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living

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Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846948061

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 152

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For the witch whose career confines them to an urban environment, regular Craft practice may often seem like a futile gesture, especially if home is a small, gardenless-flat. Even the suburbs can be magically incapacitating, if there is constant noise from traffic and neighbours. People work long hour without having the opportunity to notice the subtle changing of the seasons. Weekends are a constant battle with family, domestic chores and socialising. It’s no wonder that the urban witch has little time left for magical and spiritual development.Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living deals with the constant barrage of psychic problems that confront the urban witch on a daily basis. Based on the teachings of a traditional Craft background, the author successfully manages to blend the Old Ways with practical contemporary practice. This book is part of the Traditional Witchcraft Series. Other titles in the series are Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore(Jan 2012), Traditional Witchcraft for Fields and Hedgerows (Mar 2012) and Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods and Forests (Mar 2012).

Venture Into Cultures

A Resource Book of Multicultural Materials and Programs

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Author: Olga R. Kuharets,Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838935132

Category: Education

Page: 125

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Offers suggestions for utilizing cultural materials and multicultural programming within schools and libraries, including African, Caribbean, Korean, and Native American perspectives.

Time Out Madrid

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Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 1846702976

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Madrid has gone from shanty town to imperial capital in the last seven centuries. The local writers of Time Out Madrid assist travelers in seeing the city as a native, suggesting where to stay, eat, shop and experience its cultural offerings. Famed for its wild nights and lazy days, Madrid provides a whole lot more, from spectacular opera productions, chirpy folkloric zarzuela, and cutting-edge cuisine to ancient, tiled tabernas, designer-shoe shopping, and numerous flea markets. Written by resident journalists, Time Out Madrid also covers the artistic jewels housed in the Prado, Thyssen, and Reina Sofia, as well as the etiquette of watching a bullfight or joining in with a flamenco performance, as well as where to stay and how to escape the city heat. Also included are the intriguing stories behind some of the city’s best-known paintings, where to find gourmet tapas, the yoga centers, spas, and Turkish baths. Climbing, skiing, and hang-gliding are all within reach of the city, and suggested trips out of town are also recommended.

Music of Afghanistan

Professional Musicians in the City of Herat

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Author: John Baily

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521250009

Category: Music

Page: 183

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