Ancient Rites And Ceremonies

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Water And Ritual

Author : Lisa J. Lucero
ISBN : 0292778236
Genre : Social Science
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In the southern Maya lowlands, rainfall provided the primary and, in some areas, the only source of water for people and crops. Classic Maya kings sponsored elaborate public rituals that affirmed their close ties to the supernatural world and their ability to intercede with deities and ancestors to ensure an adequate amount of rain, which was then stored to provide water during the four-to-five-month dry season. As long as the rains came, Maya kings supplied their subjects with water and exacted tribute in labor and goods in return. But when the rains failed at the end of the Classic period (AD 850-950), the Maya rulers lost both their claim to supernatural power and their temporal authority. Maya commoners continued to supplicate gods and ancestors for rain in household rituals, but they stopped paying tribute to rulers whom the gods had forsaken. In this paradigm-shifting book, Lisa Lucero investigates the central role of water and ritual in the rise, dominance, and fall of Classic Maya rulers. She documents commoner, elite, and royal ritual histories in the southern Maya lowlands from the Late Preclassic through the Terminal Classic periods to show how elites and rulers gained political power through the public replication and elaboration of household-level rituals. At the same time, Lucero demonstrates that political power rested equally on material conditions that the Maya rulers could only partially control. Offering a new, more nuanced understanding of these dual bases of power, Lucero makes a compelling case for spiritual and material factors intermingling in the development and demise of Maya political complexity.
Category: Social Science

Ancient Christianity Exemplified

Author : Lyman Coleman
ISBN : HARVARD:32044048262034
Genre : Christian civilization
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Category: Christian civilization

The Mysteries Of Britain

Author : Lewis Spence
ISBN : 0787308072
Genre : Druids and druidism
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The Secret Rites and Traditions of Ancient Britain Restored. with 8 drawings by Wendy Wood & other illustrations. Frontispiece (The Rite of Initiation). This volume reveals the former existence within the British Islands of a very ancient native mystic.
Category: Druids and druidism

Bali Ancient Rites In The Digital Age

Author : Diana Darling
ISBN : 9798926315
Genre : Religion
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Bali: Ancient Rites in the Digital Age is a personal portfolio of work by the photographer Ida Bagus Putra Adnyana—offering a close view of rituals that few people have seen, often in remote villages of the island. The Hindu Balinese ceremonies described by author Diana Darling cover rites of passage and the rituals of death as well as those devoted to the gods, to the lower spirits, and the initiation of priests. As a Balinese from a Brahmana priestly family, Adnyana brings an insider's knowledge of his subject, and he is often granted exceptional access to rare ritual ceremonies. Thus, he is able to photograph with the highest possible intimacy.
Category: Religion

Ecce Orienti Or Rites And Ceremonies Of The Essenes

Author : M. Wolcott Redding
ISBN : 1613422466
Genre : Social Science
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A history of the ancient Essenes along with their rites, cyphers (memory aids) and ceremonies. Most interesting for the ritualist or student of ritual study. At one time considered a "forbidden ritual" by some U.S. Grand Lodges, this is now an example of the misunderstandings some had towards old rituals or the unfamiliar. This is a classic example of old esoteric rituals confused with Freemasonry. Photographic reproduction of the 1881 edition.
Category: Social Science

Teaching Truth By Signs And Ceremonies

Author : J. Luke Meagher
ISBN : 9785883029331
Genre : History
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Teaching truth by signs and ceremonies. Or the church, its rites and services, explained for the people.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of Ancient Egypt

Author : Margaret Bunson
ISBN : 9781438109978
Genre : History
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An A-Z reference providing concise and accessible information on Ancient Egypt from its predynastic cultures to the suicide of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony in the face of the Roman conquest. Annotation. Bunson (an author of reference works) has revised her 1991 reference (which is appropriate for high school and public libraries) to span Egypt's history from the predynastic period to the Roman conquest. The encyclopedia includes entries for people, sites, events, and concepts as well as featuring lengthy entries or inset boxes on major topics such as deities, animals, and the military. A plan and photograph are included for each of the major architectural sites.
Category: History

Babylon S Cap

Author : Michael J. H. Godfrey
ISBN : 9781621898214
Genre : Religion
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To read Revelation for meaning today we need to recognize and accept that the Christian community itself has often become the wearer of Babylon's Cap of oppression. This is a reading of Revelation that seeks to hear the voices of postcolonial pain, while never pretending to be a postcolonial analysis.
Category: Religion

The Ceremonies Of The Roman Rite Described

Author : Adrian Fortescue
ISBN : 9780860124627
Genre : Religion
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Now in its fifteenth edition, this volume is an important, revised and updated ceremonial manual, published to guide and assist in celebrating the tradition liturgy today.
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English Ritual

Author : Church of England
ISBN : UOM:39015051553835
Genre : Music
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A classic book of ceremonies and services according to the Western Rite, for all services other than the Eucharist which a parish priest would normally carry out. It contains orders of service for baptism, marriage, funerals, sick visiting, home communion and penance, as well as numerous blessing ceremonies for buildings, objects and events. It may be used alongside Common Worship and The Book of Common Prayer, and includes an appendix of prayers for a wide range of needs and occasions. Material from the Western Rite and the Book of Common Prayer is printed side-by-side, making this a useful resource for priests and parishioners who prefer ancient rites which pre-date the splits and divisions brought about by the Reformation.
Category: Music