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Manipulating the Sacred

Author : Mikelle Smith Omari-Tunkara
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The first art historical study of Yoruba-descended African Brazilian religious art based on an author's long-term participation in and observation of private and public rituals.

Manipulating the Sacred

Author : Louise Marshall
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African Arts

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Manipulating Sacred Spaces

Author : Kevin Jerome Connell
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Archaic Roman Religion

Author : Georges Dumézil
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Performing Bodies in Pain

Author : Marla Carlson
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The urgent debate about torture in public discourse of the twenty-first century thrusts pain into the foreground while research in neuroscience is transforming our understanding of this fundamental human experience. In late-medieval France, a country devastated by the Black Death, torn by civil strife, and strained by the Hundred Year’s War with England, the notion of pain shifted within the conceptual frameworks provided by theology and medicine. Performing Bodies in Pain analyzes the cultural work of spectacular suffering during these two periods, reading recent dramatizations of torture and performances of self-mutilating conceptual art against late-medieval saint plays.

Sacred Landscapes in Antiquity

Author : Ralph Haussler
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From generation to generation, people experience their landscapes differently. Humans depend on their natural environment: it shapes their behavior while it is often felt that deities responsible for both natural benefits and natural calamities (such as droughts, famines, floods and landslides) need to be appeased. We presume that, in many societies, lakes, rivers, rocks, mountains, caves and groves were considered sacred. Individual sites and entire landscapes are often associated with divine actions, mythical heroes and etiological myths. Throughout human history, people have also felt the need to monumentalize their sacred landscape. But this is where the similarities end as different societies had very different understandings, believes and practices. The aim of this new thematic appraisal is to scrutinize carefully our evidence and rethink our methodologies in a multi-disciplinary approach. More than 30 papers investigate diverse sacred landscapes from the Iberian peninsula and Britain in the west to China in the east. They discuss how to interpret the intricate web of ciphers and symbols in the landscape and how people might have experienced it. We see the role of performance, ritual, orality, textuality and memory in people’s sacred landscapes. A diachronic view allows us to study how landscapes were ‘rewritten’, adapted and redefined in the course of time to suit new cultural, political and religious understandings, not to mention the impact of urbanism on people’s understandings. A key question is how was the landscape manipulated, transformed and monumentalized – especially the colossal investments in monumental architecture we see in certain socio-historic contexts or the creation of an alternative humanmade, seemingly ‘non-natural’ landscape, with perfectly astronomically aligned buildings that define a cosmological order? Sacred Landscapes therefore aims to analyze the complex links between landscape, ‘religiosity’ and society, developing a dialectic framework that explores sacred landscapes across the ancient world in a dynamic, holistic, contextual and historical perspective.

Leading through Conflict

Author : Dejun Tony Kong
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Effective leadership requires many skills, but foremost among them is the capacity to successfully deal with conflict. Any disruption that creates a lack of alignment can trigger the conflict cycle, such as differences of opinion, competition for scarce resources and interpersonal enmity. Leading through Conflict brings together recent theory and research on interpersonal conflict and its resolution by examining the causes and consequence of conflict in groups, organizations and communities, and identifying ways that conflict can be managed and resolved. It analyzes conflict in a multi-disciplinary way, from clashes within communities to interpersonal and professional encounters. Written in an accessible way by top scholars in the field, Leading through Conflict is a must-read for academics, graduate students, undergraduates and MBA students across leadership, organizational behavior, psychology and sociology.

Manipulating the Saints

Author : Albert Meyers
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The Sacred Legion

Author : Lucien Price
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Sacred Ecology

Author : Richard L. Crowther
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Sacred Mask Sacred Dance

Author : Evan John Jones
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Witchcraft and shamanism are merged together through the use of masks. The book describes how to make masks and to use them to awaken dormant spiritual states. Illustrated.

Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association

Author : American Anthropological Association
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The Performing Black Sacred Quartet

Author : Joyce Marie Jackson
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The Sacred Scriptures of India

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The Clam plate Orgy and Other Subliminal Techniques for Manipulating Your Behavior

Author : Wilson Bryan Key
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Religion and Culture in the Renaissance and Reformation

Author : Steven E. Ozment
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Sacred Sacrifice

Author : Rick Franklin Talbott
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"Sacred Sacrifice" examines how analogous mythological ideas and the experience of sacred presence during the ritual act created similar ritual paradigms in two non-contiguous cultures. Vedic fire sacrifice, the Horse sacrifice in ancient India and the sacrificial development of the Christian Eucharist serve as examples. This book takes to task theories on sacrifice and ritual that emphasize the psycho-social and functionalist interpretation to the exclusion of the religious. The relationship between myth and ritual, and conscious and unconscious human behavior emerges from this analysis of universal religious structures.

Australian Aboriginal Studies

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Sacred Bull

Author : Albert J. Bernstein
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Focusing on the psychological traps and inflexible, destructive belief systems that prevent people from achieving their goals by distorting perceptions of reality, a total program for professional change confronts issues such as denial, perfectionism, and conflict avoidance.