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Social Structure Space and Possession in Tongan Culture and Language

Social Structure  Space and Possession in Tongan Culture and Language Book
Author : Svenja Völkel
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9027202834
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This interdisciplinary study investigates the relationship between culture, language and cognition based on the aspects of social structure, space and possession in Tonga, Polynesia. Grounded on extensive field research, Volkel explores the subject from an anthropological as well as from a linguistic perspective. The book provides new insights into the language of respect, an honorific system which is deeply anchored in the societal hierarchy, spatial descriptions that are determined by socio-cultural and geocentric parameters, kinship terminology and possessive categories that perfectly express the system of social status inequalities among relatives. These examples impressively show that language is deeply anchored in its cultural context. Moreover, the linguistic structures reflect the underlying cognitive frame of its speakers. Just as several cultural practices (sitting order, access to land and gift exchange processes) the linguistic means are not only expressions of stratified social networks but also tools to maintain or negotiate the underlying socio-cultural system."

Ceremonial spirit possession in Africa and Afro America

Ceremonial spirit possession in Africa and Afro America Book
Author : Sheila S. Walker
Publisher : Brill Archive
Release : 1972-01-01
ISBN : 9789004035843
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Ceremonial spirit possession in Africa and Afro America book written by Sheila S. Walker, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Possession

Possession Book
Author : Erin Thompson
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2016-05-28
ISBN : 0300221002
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Whether it's the discovery of $1.6 billion in Nazi-looted art or the news that Syrian rebels are looting UNESCO archaeological sites to buy arms, art crime commands headlines. Erin Thompson, America's only professor of art crime, explores the dark history of looting, smuggling, and forgery that lies at the heart of many private art collections and many of the world's most renowned museums. Enlivened by fascinating personalities and scandalous events, Possession shows how collecting antiquities has been a way of creating identity, informed by a desire to annex the past while providing an illicit thrill along the way. Thompson's accounts of history's most infamous collectors—from the Roman Emperor Tiberius, who stole a life-sized nude Greek statue for his bedroom, to Queen Christina of Sweden, who habitually pilfered small antiquities from her fellow aristocrats, to Sir William Hamilton, who forced his mistress to enact poses from his collection of Greek vases—are as mesmerizing as they are revealing.

The Possession at Loudun

The Possession at Loudun Book
Author : Michel de Certeau
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2000-08
ISBN : 0226100359
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It is August 18, 1634. Father Urbain Grandier, convicted of sorcery that led to the demonic possession of the Ursuline nuns of provincial Loudun in France, confesses his sins on the porch of the church of Saint-Pierre, then perishes in flames lit by his own exorcists. A dramatic tale that has inspired many artistic retellings, including a novel by Aldous Huxley and an incendiary film by Ken Russell, the story of the possession at Loudun here receives a compelling analysis from the renowned Jesuit historian Michel de Certeau. Interweaving substantial excerpts from primary historical documents with fascinating commentary, de Certeau shows how the plague of sorceries and possessions in France that climaxed in the events at Loudun both revealed the deepest fears of a society in traumatic flux and accelerated its transformation. In this tour de force of psychological history, de Certeau brings to vivid life a people torn between the decline of centralized religious authority and the rise of science and reason, wracked by violent anxiety over what or whom to believe. At the time of his death in 1986, Michel de Certeau was a director of studies at the école des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris. He was author of eighteen books in French, three of which have appeared in English translation as The Practice of Everyday Life,The Writing of History, and The Mystic Fable, Volume 1, the last of which is published by The University of Chicago Press. "Brilliant and innovative. . . . The Possession at Loudun is [de Certeau's] most accessible book and one of his most wonderful."—Stephen Greenblatt (from the Foreword)

Demonic Possession

Demonic Possession Book
Author : C. Torrington
Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
Release : 2016-01-15
ISBN : 1784281409
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The idea of people possessed by evil spirits against their will is as old as the hills. Often there is thought to be a special way a person has become possessed. It might be the result of a curse cast on them by a sorcerer, or some unfortunate mishap such as stepping over a dead body. Or the demons can have been invited, in a Satanic ritual. More often, at least in recent Christian tradition, there is no initiating moment that can be identified - they just find their way in, like disease. From Pearl Curran, a housewife living in St Louis, Missouri, who soared to fame in the second decade of the 20th century as the amanuensis of 'Patience Worth', a writer who had died in the 17th century, to victims of Dissociative Personality Disorder (thought to have inspired Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), this book examines demonic possession from every angle.

Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England

Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England Book
Author : Philip C. Almond
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004-07-01
ISBN : 113945160X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is exclusively devoted to demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England. It offers modernized versions of the most significant early modern texts on nine cases of demonic possession from the period 1570 to 1650, the key period in English history for demonic possession. The nine stories were all written by eyewitnesses or were derived from eyewitness reports. They involve matters of life and death, sin and sanctity, guilt and innocence, of crimes which could not be committed and punishments which could not be deserved. The nine critical introductions which accompany the stories address the different strategic intentions of those who wrote them. The modernized texts and critical introductions are placed within the context of a wide-ranging general Introduction to demonic possession in England across the period 1550 to 1700.

Children of Wrath Possession Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England

Children of Wrath  Possession  Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England Book
Author : Dr Anna French
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2015-12-28
ISBN : 1472443675
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The spiritual status of the early modern child was often confused and uncertain, and yet in the wake of the English Reformation became an issue of urgent interest. This book explores questions surrounding early modern childhood, focusing especially on some of the extreme religious experiences in which children are documented: those of demonic possession and godly prophecy.

The Essential Guide to Possession Depossession and Divine Relationships

The Essential Guide to Possession  Depossession  and Divine Relationships Book
Author : Diana L. Paxson
Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
Release : 2015-03-01
ISBN : 1609259211
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bestselling author of several fantasy novels, including Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ancestors of Avalon, Diana L. Paxson now turns her attention to Trance Possession. Specifically, how to safely and effectively enter and to exit possessory trance. In possessory trance, one voluntarily offers one’s body as a vehicle for spirit work. This differs from other forms of trance in that one’s “normal” personality is replaced by a personality that is identified by oneself and one’s community as a spirit or a god. Here Paxson explores all aspects of trance possession, including: how to prepare for possessory trance how to enter and exit trance possession safely—and what to do if things get too heavy connecting with Saints and Spirits, including those found in Afro-Diasporic religions A practical book of particular interest to witches and pagans, each chapter includes two to five exercises that will assist you in your personal experiences with possession.

Predicative Possession

Predicative Possession Book
Author : Leon Stassen
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2009-05-07
ISBN : 0191568147
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the first comprehensive treatment of the strategies employed in the world's languages to express predicative possession, as in "the boy has a bat". It presents the results of the author's fifteen-year research project on the subject. Predicative possession is the source of many grammaticalization paths - as in the English perfect tense formed from to have - and its typology is an important key to understanding the structural variety of the world's languages and how they change. Drawing on data from some 400 languages representing all the world's language families, most of which lack a close equivalent to the verb to have, Professor Stassen aims (a) to establish a typology of four basic types of predicative possession, (b) to discover and describe the processes by which standard constructions can be modified, and (c) to explore links between the typology of predicative possession and other typologies in order to reveal patterns of interdependence. He shows, for example, that the parameter of simultaneous sequencing - the way a language formally encodes a sequence like "John sang and Mary danced" - correlates with the way it encodes predicative possession. By means of this and other links the author sets up a single universal model in order to account for all morphosyntactic variation in predicative possession found in the languages of the world, including patterns of variation over time. Predicative Possession will interest scholars and advanced students of language typology, diachronic linguistics, morphology and syntax.

The Grammar of Possession

The Grammar of Possession Book
Author : Maura Velázquez-Castillo
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Release : 1996-12-19
ISBN : 902728198X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Grammar of Possession: Inalienability, incorporation and possessor ascension in Guaraní, is an exhaustive study of linguistic structures in Paraguayan Guaraní which are directly or indirectly associated with the semantic domain of inalienability. Constructions analyzed in the book include adnominal and predicative possessive constructions, noun incorporation, and possessor ascension. Examples are drawn from a rich data base that incorporate native speaker intuitions and resources in the construction of illustrative linguistic forms as well as the analysis of the communicative use of the forms under study. The book provides a complete picture of inalienability as a coherent integrated system of grammatical and semantic oppositions in a language that has received little attention in the theoretical linguistic literature. The analysis moves from general principles to specific details of the language while applying principles of Cognitive Grammar and Functional Linguistics. There is an explicit aim to uncover the particularities of form-meaning connections, as well as the communicative and discourse functions of the structures examined. Other approaches are also considered when appropriate, resulting in a theoretically informed study that contains a rich variety of considerations.

Arts of Possession

Arts of Possession Book
Author : D. Vance Smith
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 2003-01-01
ISBN : 9780816639519
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An innovative work of both economic anthropology and literary history, Arts of Possession draws on philosophical, theoretical, literary, historical, and archival sources and insights to situate the household at the center of the social and cultural imagination of fourteenth-century England. D. Vance Smith argues that in a period commonly represented as precapitalist there actually existed a sophisticated economic discourse -- and that discourse underlies common forms of representation and the writing of literary texts. His work provides a new historiography of capital and of the development of the relation between economic sophistication and cultural practices. Smith reads well-known and less-appreciated works -- such as Winner and Waster, Sir Launfal, The Canterbury Tales, and Piers Plowman -- for what they can tell us about the surpluses and economies that drew the medieval imagination, and about the complex ethics of possession at the heart of the fourteenth-century household. In bringing this to light, Smith's book itself becomes an eloquent meditation on the poetics and ethics of possession.

Friends But A Possession

Friends But A Possession Book
Author : T Woods
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2014-02-19
ISBN : 1491853549
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What if you abhorred the institution of slavery but inherited a large southern plantation with 500 slaves? What if you inherited your best friend? What if you opposed seceding from the union but federal trops were coming to burn your house and property? What if you couldn't reconcile being a Christian and owning slaves? What if you were captured and taken to Rock Island Prison in Illinois? What if you were separated from the love of your life? These were the dilemmas that confronted Buchanan Inman (Buck) as he lived through the turbulent years of the Civil War.

The Dark Possession

The Dark Possession Book
Author : Diya Kaushik
Publisher : Verses Kindler Publication
Release : 2021-12-09
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Corruption is the culprit of the misery of citizens. The book comprises of critique and opinions on corruption that has been prevailing in the nation. A collection of poems, short stories, and articles by the best writers is the speciality of the book.

God s Treasured Possession

God s Treasured Possession Book
Author : Terry Virgo
Publisher : Inter-Varsity Press
Release : 2021-05-20
ISBN : 1789743028
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Do you know how God sees you? Moses is a key character in the unfolding narrative of God's Kingdom. A foundational leader of God's people in the Old Testament, he's held up throughout the New Testament as a man of God, in spite of his flaws. Yet Moses didn't always believe what God said about him. In this biblically balanced book, Terry Virgo invites us to walk in the footsteps of Moses so that, by faith, we can be ready for whatever life brings.

An Historical Account of the Settlement and Possession of Bombay

An Historical Account of the Settlement and Possession of Bombay Book
Author : Samuel Pechel
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1781
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download An Historical Account of the Settlement and Possession of Bombay book written by Samuel Pechel, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Possession of Eddie Walker

The Possession of Eddie Walker Book
Author : Nathan J.D.L. Rowark
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2022-01-17
ISBN : 1291452176
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Possession of Eddie Walker book written by Nathan J.D.L. Rowark, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Catalogue of Manuscripts Formerly in the Possession of Francis Hargrave Now Deposited in the British Museum

A Catalogue of Manuscripts Formerly in the Possession of Francis Hargrave     Now Deposited in the British Museum Book
Author : Henry bibliothecarius Ellis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1818
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Catalogue of Manuscripts Formerly in the Possession of Francis Hargrave Now Deposited in the British Museum book written by Henry bibliothecarius Ellis, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Cancer Is a Jinn Demonic Possession the Ultimate Cure

Cancer Is a Jinn  Demonic  Possession  the Ultimate Cure Book
Author : Dr Mira Bajirova
Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
Release : 2019-12-05
ISBN : 1543750044
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Medicine, instead of healing, contributes to the disease progression and creates other diseases, including other Cancer. “What comes to you of good is from Allah, but what comes to you of evil, (O man), is from yourself.” (Qur’an, An-Nisa 4:79) When person commits the Sin, a black spot appears on his heart, and if he seeks forgiveness, this black spot is removed, and if he returns to Sin the black spot grows until his heart becomes black and he will be doomed. “Disease is an Expiation of the Sins”, in this book I have described 351 Sins. The Sins involve the Evil Jinn. Demons possess the humans because of the Sins, revenge, desire of control, attraction, Sorcery, Evil Eye, anger, fear and depression. The most frequent Sins: denying or associating partners to Allah, the Creator of all things.Cancer is a Jinn (Demonic) Possession. The anti-Cancer treatment excites the hidden Evil Jinn and the Jinn spread more the disease. Additionally, medicine creates other diseases due to the side effects. Doctors cannot help, cannot remove your Sins and make you sicker and die. “Know for certain that when you break no one will heal you except you.”(Ibn Al-Qayyim) Repentance from the Sins is obligatory. “A trial is not sent down except due to a Sin, and it is not lifted except with repentance.” (Ali Ibn Abi Talib) Demons are afraid of Allah only, our Creator. The Ultimate Cure is within the Qur’an: Ruqyah, Negative Ions and Prophetic Medicine. “Whoever abandons the Qur’an would abandon treating sickness and seeking healing through it.”

A Guide for the Preparation of Applications for the Possession and Use of Radioisotope Teletherapy Sources

A Guide for the Preparation of Applications for the Possession and Use of Radioisotope Teletherapy Sources Book
Author : U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Division of Materials Licensing
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1965
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Guide for the Preparation of Applications for the Possession and Use of Radioisotope Teletherapy Sources book written by U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Division of Materials Licensing, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Dancing with Devtas Drums Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal North India

Dancing with Devtas  Drums  Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal  North India Book
Author : Andrew Alter
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-12-05
ISBN : 1351946390
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Musicians - whether ritual specialists or musical specialists - are therefore an indispensable part of most entertainment and religious events. In shamanistic ceremonies, their incantations, songs and drumming 'make' the gods possess their mediums. In other contexts, such as dramatic theatrical renditions of stories of specific deities, actors 'dance' the role of their character having become possessed by the spirit of their character. Through the powerful sounds of their drumming, musicians cause the gods to dance. Music, and more particularly musical sound, is perceived in Garhwal as a powerful force. Andrew Alter examines music and musical practice in Garhwal from an analytical perspective that explores the nexus between musical sounds and performance events. He provides insight into performance practice, vocal techniques, notions of repertoire classification, instruments, ensembles, performance venues, and dance practice. However, music is not viewed simply as a system of organized sounds such as drum strokes, pitch iterations or repertoire items. Rather, in Garhwal, the music is viewed as a system of knowledge and as a system of beliefs in which meaning and spirituality become articulated through potent sound iterations. Alter makes a significant contribution to the discipline of ethnomusicology through a detailed documentation of musical practice in the context of ritual events. The book offers a traditionally thorough historical-ethnographic study of a region with the aim of integrating the local field-based case studies of musical practices within the broader Garhwali context. The work contains invaluable oral data, which has been carefully transliterated as well as translated. Alter blends a carefully detailed analysis of drumming in conjunction with the complex ritual and social contexts of this sophisticated and semantically rich musical practice.