notes 2-7 - February 7, 2012 Religious Practices Secular...

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February 7, 2012 Religious Practices Secular less religious- worldly-concerns of the world Sacred religious-realm of the spirituals According to Levine, they are similar to where we are in society 18 th century blacks looked at everything sacred Page 32 Claude Levi-Strauss talks about rabbi’s house o Traveling through this house between synagogue and hallway- passing out of the profound world and into this sacred world o Sacred world when we are at church or some ritual event Folk Traditions: 1. The roots like conjures (Frederick Douglass) where one person is gifted with something that could protect him 2. Alternative medicine natural elements 3. Dreaming the future (Matt Turner-enslaved) is seeing visions from the other world. o He got a sign from the heavens. o The sign was the eclipse o Looking to the naturally world for feed back o He leads a rebellion and it is successful for a few days but eventually he is captured and in prison
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