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initiate

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These invaluable data provide important sources for accessing traditional Amis social life during the period when villagers still lived on subsistence agriculture and hunting, practiced headhunting and initiatory discipline, tended to marry endogamously within the same village, resided matri-uxorilocally, and engaged in many other 'traditional' practices which are nowadays in decline.
As I said above, the reluctance of the Kongo initiates to tell the truth about their initiatory schools to the White ethnologists resulted in a wide misrepresentation of the Bukongo which makes it difficult for many people to realize the similarities that exist between the Kongo traditional religion and Christianity.
In the Ur-myth's familiar cycle, Barth reminds us, the hero responds to three summons: first, from "obscure childhood" to the "initiatory trials and ordeals" of the quest; second, "back across the threshold of the daylit world" to "worldly work," departing the hemisphere of Mystery for that of Tragedy; and third, to the "closing of the circle," old age and eventual death.
After attaining peace of mind, thoroughly knowing one's will, the ultimate outcome of the initiatory transformation is to be "reborn" as this god-man or, if chosen to fill the office, god-king.
In this volume, the initiatory theme of "mentor" occupies about 200 pages on the relationship of Jesus and John the Baptist.
For example, he proposes the possibility that Jesus' own initiatory practice involved not so much the bath of baptismal repentance as his scandalously open table-fellowship.
In the initiatory apologia to his own text, Mallin places his work firmly in the new cultural historical context of scholarly criticism, but admits his own anchoring in the political-historical texts of late Elizabethan England.
Such an interpretation fits the way the Kwermin speak of a smoking tube's development from freshly cut bamboo to 'mature' implement as showing different stages of a man's initiatory progress.
Indeed, no artist of the past four decades (with the initiatory exception of Robert Rauschenberg) is as associated with such a catholicity of readings in response to pictorial references.
Summary: Fez - Princess Lalla Salma chaired, on Friday in Fez, the opening ceremony of the 16th Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, held, under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, by the Spirit of Fez Foundation under the theme "initiatory journey".
Lawrence distinguishes three broad categories: 1) washing for ritual purity, 2) metaphorical uses of washing, and 3) initiatory uses of washing.
Suggesting that Egyptian civilization is at least 50,000 years old instead of 5,000, and that it connected life and death in an initiatory transition rather than merely being obsessed with death, Egypt: Child Of Atlantis discusses such powerful ideas as the possibility of a worldwide prehistoric culture, Egyptian magic, the esoteric signifigance of the sphinx and the pyramids, and much more.