TRAD 101 Notes March 5

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TRAD 101 Notes March 5, 2008 Navajo Health and the Universe Dine (The People) Navajo Origin Emergence through four worlds First Man and First Woman conduct first blessing way and shape today’s world Changing woman created earth-surface and people Holy people have greatest knowledge Navajo Universe All-inclusive universe Orderly Complimentary duality Everything can be good and evil Dine Bikeya Four Cardinal directions Gender Colors Yearly Seasons Daytimes Navajo Worldview Everything, including the human body is considered whole and complete Sa’ah Naaghaii Bik’eh Hozho (journey into old age by way of spiritual beauty.) Hozho Balance Beauty Harmony Health Values: Health and strength, industry skills, faithful performance of duties Disease and Healing Disease is a disruption of the balance due to contagion Healing is a restoring of proper relationships Principle of reciprocity- orderly rituals call obligation for people to help
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Ceremonial Organization When? Individual Need Who is in need? Patient
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course TRAD 101 taught by Professor Weiner during the Spring '08 term at Arizona.

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