hum 130 appendix D Exercise Indigenous Culture Web Site Reviews

Hum 130 appendix D Exercise Indigenous Culture Web Site Reviews

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Appendix D Indigenous Culture Web Site Review Template Question Response Web site 1 URL: http://philtar.ucsm.ac.uk/encyclopedia/westoc/abor.html Name of Indigenous culture/religion presented in Web site Australian Aboriginal Religion Consider the examples of roles and observances held sacred by these people. Is this practice being kept alive? People are believed to possess spirits which originate from the dreaming. As children grow up they undergo a variety of rites of passage which initiate them into adulthood. Boys would be subjected to practices such as, circumcision, sub incision into the urethra, bloodletting or tooth pulling. Girls would be ritually decorated, and subject to partial seclusion or food taboos. Totemism was also important to the aboriginal world view. The representation of mythic or living beings was seen to provide the means to access the spiritual powers of the Dreaming. The practice is not being kept alive. Has the culture/religion evolved over time? Yes, the culture has evolved over time by the Europeans brought with them Christian missionaries. If the culture/religion still lives, how has Western culture changed it? This culture is no longer live. Who authored this site? Do you think the content of the site is authentic? The General Editor is Elliott Shaw, Department of Religion and Ethics, University of Cumbria The Consultant Editor is Michael Pye, Department of Religious Studies, and Marburg University. I do think this site is authentic. HUM 130
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2011 for the course HUM 130 taught by Professor Georgegreaves during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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