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initiate

[i′nish·ē‚āt]
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The action results in an initiatory vision that launches his shamanic profession.
Mill and his achievements as a Sanskritist at Bishop's College, Calcutta, and Terence Ranger's account of the adaptations made by the UMCA missionary Vincent Lucas and his African colleagues, Reuben Namalowe and Kolumba Msigala, to the (male) initiatory rites of the Makua and Yao peoples of Masasi.
What makes Queen Afua's manual unique is its Khamitic context, its focus on womb wellness and its evocative format--a series of initiatory gateways designed to transform black women into the powerful whole queens we were born to be.
But young males have been subjected to some form of initiatory or indoctrinary hazing throughout history and cross-culturally.
For Brooks, all narratives begin with "an initiatory desire" (96) which anticipates a satisfactory ending.
48) He showed that New Testament baptism was initiatory and implied cleansing from sin, was linked with the gift of the Spirit, was administered to believers, and meant experimental union with Christ.
Jane Campions The Piano radically asserts the initiatory value of "Bluebeard" tales precisely by subverting commonplace interpretations of sexuality and disobedience in the "forbidden chamber".
And any presidential candidate is in an initiatory role.
She analyzed American childbirth as an initiatory rite of passage.
For all that, both played a part in the transmission of knowledge, custom and usage, and filled -- although at different levels and to different extents -- the same initiatory, pedagogic and liturgical functions.
While many musicians in jazz were spiritually minded, nobody ever turned an evening at a nightclub into an initiatory adventure like John Coltrane.
6) He believed that a core of purely metaphysical doctrine was originally common to all civilizations, and that it had been preserved and transmitted in superficially varying forms by initiatory organizations distinct from the religions within which they normally operate.