Rituals of Celebration

'Rituals of Celebration' provides accounts of the most memorable rituals she's organised, as well as how-to instructions for creating the rituals.

Rituals of Celebration

Author: Jane Meredith

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738735442

Page: 322

View: 955

To give her family and friends a deep experience of earth-based spirituality, Jane Meredith holds eight rituals per year, celebrating the solstices, equinoxes, and cross-quarter festivals. 'Rituals of Celebration' provides accounts of the most memorable rituals she's organised, as well as how-to instructions for creating the rituals.

A Celebration of Customs Rituals of the World

Explores initiation rites, wedding feasts, harvest celebrations, religious rituals, and many other customs used around the world to mark all kinds of special occasions. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

A Celebration of Customs   Rituals of the World

Author: Robert Ingpen

Publisher:

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Page: 224

View: 741

Explores initiation rites, wedding feasts, harvest celebrations, religious rituals, and many other customs used around the world to mark all kinds of special occasions. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

Celebrations

Angelou writes of celebrations public and private, a bar mitzvah wish to her nephew, a birthday greeting to Oprah Winfrey, and a memorial tribute to the late Luther Vandross and Barry White.

Celebrations

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307777928

Page: 128

View: 669

Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou’s poetry. Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts. Whether offering hope in the darkest of nights or expressing sincere joy at the extraordinariness of the everyday, Maya Angelou has served as our common voice. Celebrations is a collection of timely and timeless poems that are an integral part of the global fabric. Several works have become nearly as iconic as Angelou herself: the inspiring “On the Pulse of Morning,” read at President William Jefferson Clinton’s 1993 inauguration; the heartening “Amazing Peace,” presented at the 2005 lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House; “A Brave and Startling Truth,” which marked the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations; and “Mother,” which beautifully honors the first woman in our lives. Angelou writes of celebrations public and private, a bar mitzvah wish to her nephew, a birthday greeting to Oprah Winfrey, and a memorial tribute to the late Luther Vandross and Barry White. More than a writer, Angelou is a chronicler of history, an advocate for peace, and a champion for the planet, as well as a patriot, a mentor, and a friend. To be shared and cherished, the wisdom and poetry of Maya Angelou proves there is always cause for celebration.

A Celebration of Customs Rituals of the World

Explores initiation rites, wedding feasts, harvest celebrations, religious rituals, and many other customs used around the world to mark all kinds of special occasions.

A Celebration of Customs   Rituals of the World

Author: Robert R. Ingpen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 224

View: 817

Explores initiation rites, wedding feasts, harvest celebrations, religious rituals, and many other customs used around the world to mark all kinds of special occasions.

Traditional Customs and Rituals of Northeast India Arunachal Pradesh Tripura Nagaland Mizoram

The place where the festival is celebrated is called Mlokom Yulo Nyajeng . When
all arrangements are ready , the villagers invite the priest to the place of
celebration for performing the ritual part . A number of imaginary images are
made in the ...

Traditional Customs and Rituals of Northeast India  Arunachal Pradesh  Tripura  Nagaland  Mizoram

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Revised version of papers presented at various seminars organised by Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Guwahati during 1993 to 1998.

New Alignments in Ritual Ceremony and Celebration

Abstract: Increasingly, cultural workers and artists from many disciplines are finding themselves involved in the creation of public and private rituals, ceremonies and celebrations.

New Alignments in Ritual  Ceremony and Celebration

Author: Roger Neil K. Cameron

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Abstract: Increasingly, cultural workers and artists from many disciplines are finding themselves involved in the creation of public and private rituals, ceremonies and celebrations. Focusing on ritual and celebration in Australian contexts, this thesis posits a new categorisation of the types of event that might be encountered, grouping and examining them according to their action upon participants with the aim of enabling a more practical methodology of design in contemporary societal conditions. Existing categories, which have defined these age-old activities in terms of anthropological observation or social intention, must now be regarded as obsolete because they take no account of rapid and widespread changes in degrees of adherence to traditional belief systems, in social orientation and in Western cultural practices. There is a need to reappraise why individuals and communities might continue to hold rituals and celebrations, and how these can be designed, managed and operated most effectively. -- The thesis identifies four major categories of ritual: Transformation, Reinforcement, Transcendence and Catharsis. It argues that, by recognising the differences between how each category operates for participants and also certain commonalities across categories, effectiveness of design is facilitated. In developing parameters for each category and giving examples of contemporary praxis, the writer stresses the importance of understanding traditional ceremonies so that elements of a rich repertoire of techniques developed over long periods can be planned into new rituals for contemporary application, despite the dissipation of shared, coherent belief systems in a highly secularised culture. -- This impels consideration of questions of cultural sensitivity, raises the need for close community involvement in design, and requires exploration of managing the challenges of multiple signification. Contemporary cultural contexts for ritual and celebratory events are marked by plurality, multi-vocalism and multicultural experience. Designers thus need to achieve, out of difference, an event that produces coherence, deep effects for each participant and a sense of shared experience. The thesis demonstrates means to this end through informed praxis, that is, by practitioners ensuring that theory and practice are working together in these complex contexts that involve the well being of individuals and communities. -- The categories have been identified through investigations into the literature of myth, ritual and celebration, helpful frameworks developed in cognitive science, and extensive research provided by thirty years of practice in the field. As a designer and director of rituals and celebrations, the writer seeks both to confirm the importance of the artist within the process and to demonstrate a new, practical, ethically located and effective approach for the education of intending practitioners. -- No claim is made that the four categories are definitive or mutually exclusive of one another. It is accepted that in many situations the categories might coalesce, be added to and/or fragment. However, the categorisation provides a fresh vantage point from which to view the potentially powerful effects of ritual experience, an effective tool of construction for the use of artists and cultural activists working in this field, and an informed basis for praxis. -- In developing this new categorisation the writer argues an ongoing need for rituals and celebrations to clarify and enrich the lives of individuals and the community while stressing the importance of careful and appropriate design of such events.

IELTS SPEAKING ESSENTIALS BOOK 5

Ans. Ans. Ans. Ans. Ans. 9. celebrated? A festival is an occasion which you enjoy
with fun and fiesta. It is an occasion to bring a change in the monotony of life. A
festival takes you to meet friends and relatives, to eat, meet and greet. Traditions
 ...

IELTS   SPEAKING ESSENTIALS  BOOK   5

Author: Jyoti Malhotra

Publisher: V&S Publishers

ISBN: 9350574357

Page: 128

View: 550

IELTS TECH - Speaking Essentials is the fifth and the last book in the IELTS-Tech Series and will effectively serve the purpose of both the Academic and General Candidate, particularly those appearing for the Interview Sessions to learn the technique of facing Interviews and Interacting with the Interviewee in the IELTS (The International English Language Testing System Examinations). It covers all the three vital aspects of Speaking Essentials as laid down in the IELTS Exams, i.e., Part- 1 Personal Interaction, Part - 2 Q - Cards and Part -3 Follow up Session.

Ritual and Revolution in Viet Nam

Dinh rituals therefore reveal very little about the manner in which the mass of
village families related to each other . For village families , the most important
rituals were rituals of celebration and rituals of death . The crucial distinction in
ritual ...

Ritual and Revolution in Viet Nam

Author: Shaun Kingsley Malarney

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Page: 914

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Beltane

Written solely on the ancient pagan festival of May Day, "Beltane" examines the origins of May Day festivals and presents arts and crafts projects, recipes for celebratory meals, and several spells related to the May themes of growth and ...

Beltane

Author: Raven Grimassi

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 9781567182835

Page: 165

View: 383

Written solely on the ancient pagan festival of May Day, "Beltane" examines the origins of May Day festivals and presents arts and crafts projects, recipes for celebratory meals, and several spells related to the May themes of growth and gain.

Celebrations of Death

Machine derived contents note: List of illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction to the second edition -- 1.

Celebrations of Death

Author: Peter Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423755

Page: 236

View: 173

Machine derived contents note: List of illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction to the second edition -- 1. Preliminaries -- Part I. Universals and Culture: 2. Emotional reactions to death -- 3. Symbolic associations of death -- Part II. Death as Transition: 4. The living and the dead: a re-examination of Hertz -- 5. Death rituals and life values: rites of passage reconsidered -- Part III. The Royal Corpse and the Body Politic: 6. The dead king -- 7. The immortal kingship -- Part IV. Seeing Ourselves Anew: 8. American deathways -- Bibliography -- Index.

RitualCraft

Far from a recipe book of rote readings, this modern text explores rituals from many cultures and offers a step-by-step Neopagan framework for creating your own.

RitualCraft

Author: Amber K

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 1567180094

Page: 552

View: 746

From Sabbat events to magick ceremonies to handfastings, ritual is at the heart of Pagan worship and celebration. Whether you''re planning a simple coven initiation or an elaborate outdoor event for hundreds, "RitualCraft" can help you create and conduct meaningful rituals. Far from a recipe book of rote readings, this modern text explores rituals from many cultures and offers a step-by-step Neopagan framework for creating your own. The authors share their own ritual experiences-the best and the worst-illustrating the elements that contribute to successful ritual. "RitualCraft" covers all kinds of occasions: celebrations for families, a few people or large groups; rites of passage; Esbats and Sabbats; and personal transformation. Costumes, ethics, music, physical environment, ritual tools, safety, speech, and timing are all discussed in this all-inclusive guidebook to ritual.

Celebration a World of Art and Ritual

Sounds of many sorts are associated with acts of celebration . A twenty - one gun
salute , a chorus of voices , a ritual chant , an explosion of firecrackers - all
instantly identify the event occurring . Of all sounds , music is perhaps the most
potent ...

Celebration  a World of Art and Ritual

Author: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Folklife Programs

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN:

Page: 214

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Circle of Song

CIRCLE OF SONG is designed as a resource book for musicians, teachers, educators and anyone interested in sharing song, dance and ritual.

Circle of Song

Author: Kate Marks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780963748904

Page: 278

View: 567

CIRCLE OF SONG is designed as a resource book for musicians, teachers, educators and anyone interested in sharing song, dance and ritual.

The christian family and the celebration of rituals throughout the liturgical year

The purpose of this thesis is to inspire and empower Christian families to create and celebrate rituals of their own making throughout the liturgical year.

The christian family and the celebration of rituals throughout the liturgical year

Author: Maria Elva Avila-Vasquez

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Page: 148

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The purpose of this thesis is to inspire and empower Christian families to create and celebrate rituals of their own making throughout the liturgical year. If families are provided with the theological foundation of their roles as the domestic church, they will better appreciate the sacredness of family, the sacredness of home, the sacredness of time, and the sacredness of ritual. Through my own experience of creating and celebrating rituals throughout the past twenty-five years and presenting workshops encouraging parents to do the same, I recognize the value of a faith formation process which nurtures a family spirituality. Crafting such a process and providing families with some practical tools to nurture a family spirituality is the objective of this thesis.

Rituals

Dorothy McRae-McMahon, who is internationally renowned for her knowledge of rituals, has created meaningful ceremonies for everyone, regardless of their faith.

Rituals

Author: Dorothy McRae McMahon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1922190012

Page: 168

View: 167

Rituals provides spiritual rituals and meditations for the modern world, for times of celebration and grief. Dorothy McRae-McMahon, who is internationally renowned for her knowledge of rituals, has created meaningful ceremonies for everyone, regardless of their faith. From naming a child and blessing a home to the sadness of ending a marriage and a simple funeral, Rituals gives us the words and symbols we need to make the everyday sacred.

All Around the Year

Jack Santino's guide to such frivolity is a wonderfully readable exploration of holidays, periods of festivity, and life-cycle rituals and celebrations.

All Around the Year

Author: Jack Santino

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252065163

Page: 227

View: 524

Whether they're decorating Easter trees or celebrating Wagner's birthday by playing recordings of his Ring cycle operas and incinerating a model of Valhalla on an outdoor barbecue to the closing strains of "Gotterdämerung," Americans know both how to create and how to celebrate holidays. Jack Santino's guide to such frivolity is a wonderfully readable exploration of holidays, periods of festivity, and life-cycle rituals and celebrations. Santino draws on history, anthropology, popular culture, and folklore to show the intricate relationships between holidays and the roles that celebrations and rituals play in people's lives.

Feasts and Celebrations in North American Ethnic Communities

Other African rituals , such as the burial of favorite objects with the dead , were
lost . The merging of ... The ritual celebration of the jazz funeral is perhaps unique
to New Orleans and can be traced to its African and West Indian roots .

Feasts and Celebrations in North American Ethnic Communities

Author: Ramón A. Gutiérrez

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 195

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The Twelve essays in this volume explore the functions of a range of cultural traditions, including those of African Americans, Hispanics, Filipinos, West Indians, rural whites, and contemporary urban residents and gays.