Sacred Custodians of the Earth? Women, Spirituality, and the Environment

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Index
Major works cited in the text will be found in the bibliography. Only authors whose work is treated at some length are indexed.
A
Aborigines, Aborigine, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 76
and land, 63, 64, 69, 70, 73, 76, 77
matrilineal rights, 64
and Whites, 63
see also dream time
Adam, 149
adl (justice), see Islam
Africa, 5, 7, 9, 17, 32, 34, 97, 98, 103, 155
alcohol, 13, 73, 86, 177
see also drugs
Alice Springs, Australia, 76
Allah, 141, 144, 145, 149, 151
see also God
amanah (Trust) 143–4
Amarasingham, L., 182, 183, 184
anarchists, anarchism, 198, 212
ancestors, ancestral:
beings, 67, 69, 73
disrespect for, 96
forces, 67
graves, 96
law, 66, 68
lineage, 96
sites, 67
spirits, 95, 96, 99
totemic, 68
androgyny, androgynous, 221–2
Angatja, 76
angels, 124
animal(s), 26, 34, 35, 104, 129, 151, 186
feelings of, 52
Keeper of, 89
respect for, 89
rights, 26, 30
and vivisection, 26
animism, 31
annas (men), 144
anthropocentricism, 4, 23, 30
anthropomorphism, 29–30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 51
anti-dualism, 26, 234
see also dualism
ard see Earth
Aristotle, 52, 53, 54, 123, 135
Asia, 155, 213
Athens; Athenians, 47, 50
see also Greece; Hellenic
Augustine, Augustinian, 133–4
Australia, 70, 72, 73, 76

B
Bacchus, see cults
Banda people, 98
Beltrane, 224
Bhilala people, 34, 35
Bhudevi/Bhumadevi, 14, 38, 39, 159, 167, 168–70, 172
‘big people’ (lun merar), 110, 111–2, 113, 114, 116
biocentrism, 24
biotechnology, 132
birth, see childbirth
birth goddesses, 58
botanical knowledge, 66–7
see also herb lore
Borneo, 108
Bride; Brigid, goddess, 220
bride-price, 153
Britain, 232
British Aerospace, 207
Buddhism, 36
canonical, 176, 183
in China, 205, 210
ethical teachings of, 205
and gender, 12
great tradition of, 176
and hierarchy, 176
little tradition of, 176
and nature, 8, 186, 188–9
and protection, 176, 190
religious merit, 12, 176, 177, 178, 185
and women, 11, 175, 179, 180, 181–2, 183, 184
and sexuality, 181–5
see also Buddhist; nature; pollution; sangha; women
Buddhist:
canons, 178, 183, 189
doctrine, 8, 188
monks, 9, 175, 177
nuns, 178, 186
precepts, 177
temples, 205
Buddhists, 7
Japanese, 36
Mahayana schools of, 178

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