ISS 3-23-2011 - ISS3232011 12:18 InuitSpiritWorld

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ISS 3-23-2011 12:18 Inuit Spirit World Their world is populated with spirits Animals have souls, and the people must respect the animals in order to  catch them Misfortune can be blamed on witchcraft. Chinese Funeral Ritual Contorversy o Can rituals be effective if people are not conscious of the symbolism. o The reader map still appreciate, and respond to the ritual China has been an agrarian society for millennia.  Land is life, and is own by  families o Family land, and only yours while you are living o Ranking within the family is determined by birth order Chinese funeral customs provide ritual release, even without consciousness o Rituals are about a soul o Each family member performs a part of the ritual based on their family  hierarchy.  The 3 rd  year of the funeral o Each family member hosts an open house o Visit to the grave site o A sire is rented at the local temple, and a table is set up with pictures, and  food. Then everything is burned except the food
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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ISS 3-23-2011 - ISS3232011 12:18 InuitSpiritWorld

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