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The Sacred Pipe - Black Elk's Account Of The Seven Rites Of The Oglala Sioux (Paperback, New Ed): Joseph Epes Brown The Sacred Pipe - Black Elk's Account Of The Seven Rites Of The Oglala Sioux (Paperback, New Ed)
Joseph Epes Brown
R501 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R99 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Black Elk of the Sioux has been recognized as one of the truly remarkable men of his time in the matter of religious belief and practice. Shortly before his death in August, 1950, when he was the "keeper of the sacred pipe," he said, "It is my prayer that, through our sacred pipe, and through this book in which I shall explain what our pipe really is, peace may come to those peoples who can understand, and understanding which must be of the heart and not of the head alone. Then they will realize that we Indians know the One true God, and that we pray to Him continually."

Black Elk was the only qualified priest of the older Oglala Sioux still living when "The Sacred Pipe "was written. This is his book: he gave it orally to Joseph Epes Brown during the latter's eight month's residence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where Black Elk lived. Beginning with the story of White Buffalo Cow Woman's first visit to the Sioux to give them the sacred pip, Black Elk describes and discusses the details and meanings of the seven rites, which were disclosed, one by one, to the Sioux through visions. He takes the reader through the sun dance, the purification rite, the "keeping of the soul," and other rites, showing how the Sioux have come to terms with God and nature and their fellow men through a rare spirit of sacrifice and determination.

The "wakan "Mysteries of the Siouan peoples have been a subject of interest and study by explorers and scholars from the period of earliest contact between whites and Indians in North America, but Black Elk's account is without doubt the most highly developed on this religion and cosmography. "The Sacred Pipe, "published as volume thirty-six in the Civilization of the American Indian Series, will be greeted enthusiastically by students of comparative religion, ethnologists, historians, philosophers, and everyone interested in American Indian life.

Myth and meaning - San-Bushman folklore in global context (Paperback): J.D. Lewis-Williams Myth and meaning - San-Bushman folklore in global context (Paperback)
J.D. Lewis-Williams
R386 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R46 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

J.D. Lewis-Williams, a leading South African archaeologist and ethnographer, examines the complex myths of the San-Bushmen to create a larger theory of how myth is used in cultures worldwide. Exploring ethnographic, archival and archaeological lines of research, he extracts the `nuggets', the far-reaching but often unspoken words and concepts of language and understanding that are opaque to outsiders, to establish a more nuanced theory of the role of these myths in the thought-world and social circumstances of the San. The book draws from the author's own work, the unique 19th-century Bleek & Lloyd archive, more recent ethnographic work, and San rock art and includes well-known San stories such as The broken string, Mantis dreams, and Creation of the eland.

Muthi And Myths From The African Bush (Paperback): Heather Dugmore, Ben-Erik Van Wyk, Dugmore, Heather | van Wyk, Ben-Erik Muthi And Myths From The African Bush (Paperback)
Heather Dugmore, Ben-Erik Van Wyk, Dugmore, Heather | van Wyk, Ben-Erik
R180 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R20 (11%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

In this book are fifty-two compelling tales that will lead the reader on a journey of discovery of the African continent. It tracks the ancient grail of traditional African medicine or muthi. The journey takes one year, with one story for each of the fifty-two weeks. Many of the stories inherited through Africa’s compelling oral tradition are between these covers: committed to paper for the first time ever.

The ancient African people were the first aromatherapists who well understood the effect of plants on the human body, mind and soul. Innately spiritual, the thousands of lineages of African people across thousands of years have all used plant medicines for healing, always with the blessing of their ancestors.

Knowledge of African plant mythology and its associated healing practices is most certainly a grail because on this great continent we call Africa, knowledge has always been an oral tradition. Because it was never written down, thousands of years of healing wisdom and intelligence have been lost in the transference from one generation to the next.

This book endeavoures to bring to light the deep history of fifty-two of the thousands of indigenous medicinal plants of Africa, before it is too late. The focus is towards Southern Africa because this region is a hotspot of cultural and botanical diversity. Unlike the healing knowledge of other ancient cultures, such as India or China, little of Africa’s healing history is recorded.

As you read the stories about fifty-two of the continent’s prominent indigenous plant cures, the authors hope you, too, will experience some of the magnetism, mystery and wisdom of Africa. They hope it will help you understand a bit more about yourself and about our species: the human being.

Native American Pathways - A Guide to Inner Peace (Paperback): Thomas E. Mails Native American Pathways - A Guide to Inner Peace (Paperback)
Thomas E. Mails
R431 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R78 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Peyote Religion - A History (Paperback, New Ed): Omer C. Stewart Peyote Religion - A History (Paperback, New Ed)
Omer C. Stewart
R608 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R117 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this definitive work-a product of more than half a century of research and close observation-the noted anthropologist Omer C. Stewart provides a sweeping reconstruction of the rise of peyotism and the Native American Church. Although it is commonly known that the modern peyote religion became formalized around 1880 in western Oklahoma, it had roots in precontact American Indian ritual. Today it is practiced by thousands upon thousands of American Indians throughout the West.

Long a subject of controversy, peyotism has become a unifying influence in Indian life, providing the basis for ceremonies, friendships, social gatherings, travel, marriage, and much more. As Stewart demonstrates, it has been a source of comfort and healing and a means of expression for a troubled people.

Zulu Shaman - Dreams, Prophecies, and Mysteries (Paperback, Revised, New Edition of <I>Song of the Stars</I>): Vusamazulu Credo... Zulu Shaman - Dreams, Prophecies, and Mysteries (Paperback, Revised, New Edition of <I>Song of the Stars</I>)
Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa; Edited by Stephen Larsen 1
R427 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R147 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this rare window into Zulu mysticism, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa breaks the bonds of traditional silence to share his personal experiences as a sangoma-a Zulu shaman. Set against the backdrop of post-colonial South Africa, Zulu Shamanrelays the first-person accounts of an African healer and reveals the cosmology of the Zulu. Mutwa begins with the compelling story of his personal journey as an English-trained Christian schoolteacher who receives a calling to follow in his grandfather's footsteps as a shaman and keeper of folklore. He then tells the stories of his ancestors, including creation myths; how evil came to the world; the adventures of the trickster god Kintu; and Zulu relations with the "fiery visitors," whom he likens to extraterrestrials. In an attempt to preserve the knowledge of his ancestors and encourage his vision of a world united in peace and harmony, Mutwa also shares previously guarded secrets of Zulu healing and spiritual practices: including the curing power of the sangomaand the psychic powers of his people.

Religious Change In Zambia (Hardcover): Van Religious Change In Zambia (Hardcover)
R3,096 Discovery Miles 30 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1981. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Alice Lakwena and the Holy Spirits - War In Northern Uganda, 1985-1997 (Hardcover): Heike Behrend Alice Lakwena and the Holy Spirits - War In Northern Uganda, 1985-1997 (Hardcover)
Heike Behrend
R2,169 Discovery Miles 21 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In August 1986, Alice Auma, a young Acholi woman in northern Uganda, proclaiming herself under the orders of a Christian spirit named Lakwena, raised an army called the \u201cHoly Spirit Mobile Forces.\u201d With it she waged a war against perceived evil, not only an external enemy represented by the National Resistance Army of the government, but internal enemies in the form of \u201cimpure\u201d soldiers, witches, and sorcerers. She came very close to her goal of overthrowing the government but was defeated and fled to Kenya. This book provides a unique view of Alice's movement, based on interviews with its members and including their own writings, examining their perceptions of the threat of external and internal evil. It concludes with an account of the successor movements into which Alice's forces fragmented and which still are active in the civil wars of the Sudan and Uganda.

Sacred Symbols of the Dogon - The Key to Advanced Science in the Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs (Paperback): Laird Scranton Sacred Symbols of the Dogon - The Key to Advanced Science in the Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs (Paperback)
Laird Scranton
R450 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R159 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS / EGYPT "Sacred Symbols of the Dogon will challenge the reader to seriously consider that ancient civilizations possessed a scientific sophistication rivaling our present-day theories of matter and the fundamental forces of physics. Highly recommended for anyone who has questioned the mainstream view of ancient civilization as scientifically primitive." --John Dering, chief scientist for lasers and special projects at Scientific Applications & Research Associates (SARA), Inc. In his first book, The Science of the Dogon, Laird Scranton demonstrated that the cosmological structure described in the myths and drawings of the Dogon runs parallel to modern science (atomic theory, quantum theory, and string theory), with Dogon drawings often taking the same form as accurate scientific diagrams that relate to the formation of matter. Scranton also pointed to the close resemblance between the keywords and component elements of Dogon cosmology and those of ancient Egypt as well as to the implication that ancient cosmology may also be about actual science. Sacred Symbols of the Dogon uses these parallels as the starting point for a new interpretation of the Egyptian hieroglyphic language. By substituting Dogon cosmological drawings for equivalent glyph-shapes in Egyptian words, a new way of reading and interpreting the Egyptian hieroglyphs emerges. Scranton shows how each hieroglyph constitutes an entire concept and that their meanings are scientific in nature. Using the Dogon symbols as a "Rosetta stone," he reveals references within the ancient Egyptian language that define the full range of scientific components of matter--from massless waves to the completed atom--evensuggesting direct correlations to a fully realized unified field theory. LAIRD SCRANTON is an independent software designer who became interested in Dogon mythology and symbolism in the early 1990s. He has studied ancient myth, language, and cosmology since 1997 and has been a lecturer at Colgate University. He is the author of The Science of the Dogon and also appears in John Anthony West's Magical Egypt DVD series. He lives in Albany, New York.

The Raw & the Cooked (Hardcover): Levi-Strauss The Raw & the Cooked (Hardcover)
R1,151 Discovery Miles 11 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Levi-Strauss is a French savant par excellence, a man of extraordinary sensitivity and human wisdom . . . a deliberate stylist with profound convictions and convincing arguments. . . . ["The Raw and the Cooked"] adds yet another chapter to the tireless quest for a scientifically accurate, esthetically viable, and philosophically relevant cultural anthropology. . . . [It is] indispensable reading."--"Natural History "

Dictionary of Angels (Paperback, Ed): Gustav Davidson Dictionary of Angels (Paperback, Ed)
Gustav Davidson
R475 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R156 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Gustav Davidson's classic text, A dictionary of Angels: Including the Fallen Angels, is the result of sixteen years of research in Talmudic, gnostic, cabalistic, apocalyptic, patristic, and legendary texts. The classic reference work on angels is beautifully illustrated and its reissue coincides with the resurgence of belief in angels in America. This well researched and exquisitely illustrated dictionary is a wonderful collectable for all those who believe in angels, miracles, lore, and faith.

The Haitian Vodou Handbook - Protocols for Riding with the Lwa (Paperback): Kevin Filan The Haitian Vodou Handbook - Protocols for Riding with the Lwa (Paperback)
Kevin Filan
R454 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R158 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

SHAMANISM / INDIGENOUS CULTURES"This highly readable book will be valuable to every reader interested in Haitian Vodou, and essential for those who want to make the transition from intellectual knowledge to personal experience of a profound and unfairly neglected religion." --John Michael Greer, author of The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, A World Full of Gods, and The Druidry Handbook The Haitian Vodou Handbook explains how to build respectful relationships with the lwa, the spirits honored in Haitian Vodou, and how to transform the fear that often surrounds the Vodou religion. Until recently, the Haitian practice of Vodou was often identified with devil worship, dark curses, and superstition. Some saw the saint images and the Catholic influences and wrote Vodou off as a "Christian aberration." Others were appalled by the animal sacrifices and the fact that the houngans and mambos charge money for their services. Those who sought Vodou because they believed it could harness "evil" forces were disappointed when their efforts to gain fame, fortune, or endless romance failed and so abandoned their "voodoo fetishes." Those who managed to get the attention of the lwa, often received cosmic retaliation for treating the lwa as attack dogs or genies, which only further cemented Vodou's stereotype as "dangerous." Kenaz Filan, an initiate of the Societe; la Belle Venus, offers extensive background information on the featured lwa, including their mythology and ancestral lineage, as well as specific instructions on how to honor and interact fruitfully with those that make themselves accessible. This advice will be especially useful for the solitary practitioner who doesn't have the personalguidance of a societe available. Filan emphasizes the importance of having a quickened mind that can read the lwa's desires intuitively in order to avoid establishing dogma-based relationships. This working guide to successful interaction with the full Vodou pantheon also presents the role of Vodou in Haitian culture and explores the symbiotic relationship Vodou has maintained with Catholicism. Kenaz Filan (Houngan Coquille du Mer) was initiated into Societe la Belle Venus in New York City in 2003 after ten years of solitary service to the lwa. Filan's articles on Vodou have appeared in newWitch, PanGaia, and Planet magazines and in the pagan community newspaper Widdershins.

Black Elk Speaks - The Complete Edition (Paperback, Complete Ed): John G. Neihardt Black Elk Speaks - The Complete Edition (Paperback, Complete Ed)
John G. Neihardt; Introduction by Philip J. Deloria; Foreword by Vine Deloria
R418 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R28 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Black Elk Speaks, the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century, offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time. Black Elk's searing visions of the unity of humanity and Earth, conveyed by John G. Neihardt, have made this book a classic that crosses multiple genres. Whether appreciated as the poignant tale of a Lakota life, as a history of a Native nation, or as an enduring spiritual testament, Black Elk Speaks is unforgettable. Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and asked Neihardt to share his story with the world. Neihardt understood and conveyed Black Elk's experiences in this powerful and inspirational message for all humankind. This complete edition features a new introduction by esteemed scholar Philip J. Deloria and annotations of Black Elk's story by renowned Lakota scholar Raymond J. DeMallie. Three essays by John G. Neihardt provide background on this landmark work along with pieces by Vine Deloria Jr., Raymond J. DeMallie, Alexis Petri, and Lori Utecht. Maps, original illustrations by Standing Bear, and a set of appendixes rounds out the edition.

Animism - Respecting the Living World (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Graham Harvey Animism - Respecting the Living World (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Graham Harvey
R427 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R31 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Animism' is now an important term for describing ways in which some people understand and engage respectfully with the larger-than-human world. Its central theme is our relationship with our other-than-human neighbours, such as animals, plants, rocks, and kettles, rooted in the understanding that the term 'person' includes more than humans. Graham Harvey explores the animist cultures of Native Americans, Maori, Aboriginal Australians and eco-Pagans, introducing their diversity and considering the linguistic, performative, ecological and activist implications of these different animisms.

Soul Psychology - Keys to Ascension (Paperback): Joshua David Stone Soul Psychology - Keys to Ascension (Paperback)
Joshua David Stone
R363 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R21 (6%) In stock

Modern psychology deals exclusively with personality, ignoring the dimensions of spirit and soul. This book provides ground-breaking theories and techniques for healing and self-realization.

The Science of the Dogon - Decoding the African Mystery Tradition (Paperback): Laird Scranton The Science of the Dogon - Decoding the African Mystery Tradition (Paperback)
Laird Scranton
R447 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R160 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

ANCIENT MYSTERIES / AFRICAN STUDIES"The Dogon creation myth reflects the nuances of cutting-edge scientific cosmology, and finally this is being recognized. A quintessential read for anyone wishing to learn the truth about this fascinating subject."--Andrew Collins, author of From the Ashes of AngelsThe Dogon people of Mali, West Africa, are famous for their unique art and advanced cosmology. The Dogon's creation story describes how the one true god, Amma, created all the matter of the universe. Interestingly, the myths that depict his creative efforts bear a striking resemblance to the modern scientific definitions of matter, beginning with the atom and continuing all the way to the vibrating threads of string theory. Furthermore, many of the Dogon words, symbols, and rituals used to describe the structure of matter are quite similar to those found in the myths of ancient Egypt and in the daily rituals of Judaism. For example, the modern scientific depiction of the unformed universe as a black hole is identical to Amma's Egg of the Dogon and the Egyptian Benben Stone.The Science of the Dogon offers a case-by-case comparison of Dogon descriptions and drawings to corresponding scientific definitions and diagrams from authors like Stephen Hawking and Brian Greene, then extends this analysis to the counterparts of these symbols in both the ancient Egyptian and Hebrew religions. What is ultimately revealed is the scientific basis for the language of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, which was deliberately encoded to prevent the knowledge of these concepts from falling into the hands of all but the highest members of the Egyptian priesthood. The Science of the Dogon also offers compelling newinterpretations for many of the most familiar Egyptian symbols, such as the pyramid and the scarab, and presents new explanations for the origins of religiously charged words such as Jehovah and Satan.LAIRD SCRANTON is an independent software designer who became interested in Dogon mythology and symbolism in the early 1990s. He has studied ancient myth, language, and cosmology for nearly ten years and has been a lecturer at Colgate University. He also appears in John Anthony West's Magical Egypt DVD series. He lives in Albany, New York.

Vietnamese Supernaturalism - Views from the Southern Region (Hardcover): Thien Do Vietnamese Supernaturalism - Views from the Southern Region (Hardcover)
Thien Do
R3,093 Discovery Miles 30 930 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The beliefs and practices surrounding the meanings and symbols of the spirit world in Vietnam are explored in detail in this innovative study on popular religion in the country. The author shows an abiding interest in the 'subconscious life' at a grassroots level alongside rational formations of cosmological understanding which effect politics and economics on a national scale.
By bringing together oral histories, reports and fiction writing alongside more conventional documented sources, this book reveals an area of history which has been largely neglected.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203489071

The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft (Paperback, 4th New edition): Rebecca Stein, Philip L. Stein The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft (Paperback, 4th New edition)
Rebecca Stein, Philip L. Stein
R2,019 Discovery Miles 20 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This concise and accessible textbook introduces students to the anthropological study of religion. Stein and Stein examine religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective and expose students to the varying complexity of world religions. The chapters incorporate key theoretical concepts and a rich range of ethnographic material. The fourth edition of The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft offers: * increased coverage of new religious movements, fundamentalism, and religion and conflict/violence; * fresh case study material with examples drawn from around the globe; * further resources via a comprehensive companion website. This is an essential guide for students encountering anthropology of religion for the first time.

Teachings of the Santeria Gods - The Spirit of the Odu (Paperback): Ocha'ni Lele Teachings of the Santeria Gods - The Spirit of the Odu (Paperback)
Ocha'ni Lele
R414 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R73 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first book to explore the sacred myths of Santeria
- Includes more than 100 myths, stories, and histories about the odu and the orishas
- Reassembles the oral fragments from the African diaspora into coherent stories
- Demonstrates that the African peoples, specifically the Yoruba, were deeply spiritual
At the core of the diloggun--the sacred divination system of Santeria--are the sacred stories known as the "patakis," narratives whose themes are as powerful and relevant today as they were in the minds of the ancient Yoruba who safeguarded them. Each pataki is connected to one or more of the 16 odu, the principal creative forces of Santeria. Some recount the lives of orishas on earth, others the lives of individuals in heaven, and some tell of the odu themselves, for even they once walked the earth as mortals.
The first book to explore these ancient African stories in English, "Teachings of the Santeria Gods" recounts more than 100 of these sacred parables, including many stories reassembled from the oral tradition of the African diaspora. Ranging from creation myths to what happens when a love potion works far too well, these stories share the wisdom and spirituality of the Yoruba people of ancient Africa and form the living, oral bible of one of the world's fastest-growing faiths.

The Soul of the Indian - An Interpretation (Paperback, Special edition, A Bison Classic Edition): Charles A. Eastman The Soul of the Indian - An Interpretation (Paperback, Special edition, A Bison Classic Edition)
Charles A. Eastman; Introduction by Brenda J. Child
R433 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R84 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Soul of the Indian is Charles A. Eastman's exploration and documentation of religion as he experienced it during the late nineteenth century. A Dakota physician and writer who sought to bring understanding between Native and non-Native Americans, Eastman (1858-1939) became one of the best-known Native Americans of his time and a significant intellectual figure whose clarity of vision endures today. In a straightforward manner Eastman emphasizes the universal quality and personal appeal of his Dakota religious heritage. First published in 1911, The Soul of the Indian draws on his childhood teaching and ancestral ideals to counter the research written by outsiders who treated the Dakotas' ancient worldviews chiefly as a matter of curiosity. Eastman writes with deep respect for his ancestors and their culture and history, including a profound reverence for the environment, animals, and plants. Though written more than a century ago, Eastman could be speaking to our own time with its spiritual confusion and environmental degradation. The new introduction by Brenda J. Child grounds this important book in contemporary studies.

The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls (Paperback, New Ed): Chris Morton, Ceri Louise Thomas The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls (Paperback, New Ed)
Chris Morton, Ceri Louise Thomas 2
R376 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R100 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days


As great a mystery as the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Sphinx or Stonehenge, the crystal skulls have created a storm of archaeological controversy…

Were they left behind after the destruction of a previous world or are they ingenious modern fakes?

Do they really possess telepathic qualities, allowing us to see deep into the past and predict the future?

What were the extraordinary findings of the tests carried out on the skulls by leading scientists?

Why do Native Americans claim the crystal skulls are stores of great knowledge programmed with an important message for mankind?

In a real-life detective story of the ancient world – with overwhelming implications for the modern one – the authors set out on an incredible quest to find the truth. This is the extraordinary story of the crystal skulls.

Chris Morton and Ceri Louise Thomas run an independent television production company specializing in making films with a philosophical, spiritual or environmental emphasis. Their highly-acclaimed documentary 'The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls' has recently been shown on BBC1 in Britain and on the Arts and Entertainment Network in the USA and Canada. It has subsequently been sold to numerous stations around the world.

Church, Cosmovision and the Environment - Religion and Social Conflict in Contemporary Latin America (Hardcover): Evan Berry,... Church, Cosmovision and the Environment - Religion and Social Conflict in Contemporary Latin America (Hardcover)
Evan Berry, Robert Albro
R3,095 Discovery Miles 30 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Though currently only partially understood, evolving interactions among Latin American communities of faith, governments, and civil societies are a key feature of the popular mobilizations and policy debates about environmental issues in the region. This edited collection describes and analyses multiple types of religious engagement with environmental concerns and conflicts seen in modern Latin American democracies. This volume contributes to scholarship on the intersections of religion with environmental conflict in a number of ways. Firstly, it provides comparative analysis of the manner in which diverse religious actors are currently participating in transnational, national, and local advocacy in places such as, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico. It also considers the diversity of an often plural religious engagement with advocacy, including Catholic, Evangelical and Pentecostal perspectives alongside the effects of indigenous cosmological ideas. Finally, this book explores the specific religious sources of seemingly unlikely new alliances and novel articulations of rights, social justice, and ethics for the environmental concerns of Latin America. The relationship between religion and environmental issues is an increasingly important topic in the conversations around ecology and climate change. This book is, therefore, a pertinent and topical work for any academic working in Religious Studies, Environmental Studies, and Latin American Studies.

The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Menyelek - Aka the Kebra Nagast (Paperback): E. A. Wallis Budge The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Menyelek - Aka the Kebra Nagast (Paperback)
E. A. Wallis Budge
R443 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R31 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Kebra Nagast (the Glory Of Kings) is the story of the Queen of Sheba and her only son Menyelek. In this ancient Ethiopian scriptural text, the story of how the Holy Ark of the covenant was taken from Jerusalem to Ethiopia by Menyelek, the son of King Solomon of Israel and Queen Makeda of Ethiopia is revealed and interpreted within the confines of these pages.

Mama Lola - A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn (Paperback, 3rd edition): Karen McCarthy Brown Mama Lola - A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Karen McCarthy Brown; Foreword by Claudine Michel
R808 Discovery Miles 8 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vodou is among the most misunderstood and maligned of the world's religions. Mama Lola shatters the stereotypes by offering an intimate portrait of Vodou in everyday life. Drawing on a 35 year long friendship with Mama Lola, a Vodou priestess, Karen McCarthy Brown tells tales spanning five generations of Vodou healers in Mama Lola's family, beginning with an African ancestor and ending with Claudine Michel's account of working with Mama Lola after the Haitian earthquake. Out of these stories, in which dream and vision flavor everyday experience and the Vodou spirits guide decision making, Vodou emerges as a religion focused on healing brought about by mending broken relationships between the living, the dead, and the Vodou spirits. Deeply exploring the role of women in religious practices and the related themes of family and of religion and social change, Brown provides a rich context in which to understand the authority that urban Haitian women exercise in the home and in the Vodou temple.

Rebel in the Soul - An Ancient Egyptian Dialogue Between a Man and His Destiny (Paperback, Revised edition): Bika Reed Rebel in the Soul - An Ancient Egyptian Dialogue Between a Man and His Destiny (Paperback, Revised edition)
Bika Reed
R475 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This controversial text, that was meant for initiates at the threshold of the Ancient Egyptian Inner Temple, speaks to us with intriguing relevance to the problems of today. Taking the form of a dialogue between a man and his soul, this sacred text explores the inner discourse between doubt and mystical knowledge and deals with the rebellion and despair of the intellect at a crucial stage of spiritual development. Accompanied by stunning illustrations carefully selected to enhance the text and the author's commentaries, which combine poetic insight with rigorous scholarship, "Rebel in the Soul" provides a unique access to the secrets of Egyptian symbolism.
This is a new edition of "Rebel in the Soul," the first complete and consistent translation of the Berlin Papyrus 3024, which is thought to be nearly 4,000 years old.

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