The Nature and Function of Rituals: Fire from Heaven

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Referpnces xii
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Reference xvii
  • 1 - The Nature and Function of Rituals: Comparing a Singapore Chinese with a Thai Ritual 1
  • Notes 20
  • References 20
  • 2 - Ritualism and Contactism: Popularity of a Hindu Ritual 25
  • Notes 34
  • References 35
  • 3 - The Ritualization of Conflict Within Post-Primitive Societies 37
  • References 52
  • Appendix A: Ritualization of Conflict in the Sapalli Culture During the Bronze Age 54
  • 4 - Ritual Practice in a Sinhalese Village: Coping with Uncertainty 59
  • Note 80
  • References 80
  • 5 - Sinhalese Puberty Rites for Girls 81
  • References 93
  • 6 - The Philippine Good Friday 95
  • Notes 103
  • References 107
  • 7 - The Tupilaq: Ritual Carvings of the Dorset Inuit in the Eastern Arctic and Greenland 109
  • References 114
  • 8 - The Function of Rituals Among the Buddhists in Mustang District, Nepal 115
  • References 129
  • 9 - Balancing Modernity and Tradition: Ngada Rituals as a Space of Action 131
  • Notes 148
  • References 149
  • 10 - Fire from Heaven: the Combustible Context of the Easter Ritual at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher 151
  • Notes 173
  • References 175
  • 11 - The Ritual Core of Shamanism: Observations on an International Gathering of Shamans 179
  • Note 189
  • 12 - Altered States of Consciousness and Shamanic Healing Rituals 191
  • References 208
  • 13 - Rituals as Prevention: The Case of Post-Partum Depression 213
  • References 225
  • 14 - The Rainbow Horse Dance 229
  • Note 241
  • 15 - New Song Ceremonial Sun Dance 243
  • Notes 258
  • References 260
  • 16 - Earth Song 261
  • References 275
  • 17 - Trance, Posture, and Ritual: Access to the Alternate Reality 277
  • References 281
  • Index 283
  • About the Contributors 303
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