CA8 - Cultural Anthro Lecture 8-Religion Sacred and Profane...

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Cultural Anthro Lecture 8--Religion 01/05/2008 11:01:00 Sacred and Profane Purity and danger Taboos, reversals, sacrifices o Religion puts up taboos about certain kinds of sacrifices o Sacrifices of animals, grain, rice, tobacco Mapped onto other differences o Space o Gender Rites of Passage o Mark an important stage in the life cycle: birth, marriage, death o Circumcisions, teeth filing, ect o Three Ritual phases: separation, transition (where certain ritual acts  take place), reincorporation The Mappurondo Ritual Calendar—the Yearly Cycle  o Non-Calendric Rites To respond to illness or other crisis—ex. sacrifice, ect. To ward  off spirits that cause illness, landslide o Mappurondo Rituals The entire ritual order is likened to things made or worn by  women Tradition is like weaving a blanket Ritual obligations are like a necklace o “The Time of the Rice Spirit (July-Februrary) (Feminine)
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2008 for the course ANTHRO 100 taught by Professor Bowie during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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CA8 - Cultural Anthro Lecture 8-Religion Sacred and Profane...

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