Eyes of the Ancestors

Eyes of the Ancestors
Author: Reimar Schefold
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-03-26
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0804851735

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"Simply the best book ever published on this subject." --Sir David Attenborough Lavish photography and groundbreaking texts unlock the magic of the island cultures of Indonesia, Malaysia, and East Timor through examples of textiles, sculpture, and metalwork from this prestigious collection. Eyes of the Ancestors takes an in-depth look at the Dallas Museum of Art's world-renowned collection of artworks from Island Southeast Asia. Beautiful photography and essays by distinguished international scholars unlock the magic of the island cultures of this region. Leading cultural anthropologist Reimar Schefold introduces these texts, which investigate various indigenous art forms from a fresh, art history perspective. They describe the contexts, purposes, and aesthetic influences of a range of objects, from intricately woven sacred and ceremonial textiles to carved ancestral figures. Also featured are gold and metalwork designs as well as weaponry and jewelry--most dating back more than a hundred years. A 19th-century mouth mask in the collection, from the Leti Islands, is one of only our known to be in existence. Carved in the shape of a bird's head, this wooden mask was used in ritual dances. Other spectacular examples from the collection also reflect the beliefs and practices of these island cultures.

Eyes of The Ancestors

Eyes of The Ancestors
Author: Patience Turtoe-Sanders
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2020-12-24
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798584573812

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Are we shrouded in mystery? Are we being watched by mysterious eyes? Are there still taboos left in the world, if so, how do ancestors react to forbidden behavior? Read this book. It's captivating. It's different. It's watching you!

In the Eyes of the Ancestors

In the Eyes of the Ancestors
Author: June Nash
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1970
Genre: Mayas
ISBN: OCLC:251627156

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Ha ena

Ha ena
Author: Carlos Andrade
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2008-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780824831196

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The land of Ha'ena in Hawaii is known to Hawaiians as Hale Le'a (House of Pleasure and Delight). This book recounts the history of Ha'ena, outlining the relationships developed by Hawaiians with the environment as well as the impact of immigrants.

Under the Ancestors Eyes

Under the Ancestors    Eyes
Author: Martina Deuchler
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 631
Release: 2020-05-11
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781684175536

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Under the Ancestors’ Eyes presents a new approach to Korean social history by focusing on the origin and development of the indigenous descent group. Martina Deuchler maintains that the surprising continuity of the descent-group model gave the ruling elite cohesion and stability and enabled it to retain power from the early Silla (fifth century) to the late nineteenth century. This argument, underpinned by a fresh interpretation of the late-fourteenth-century Koryŏ-Chosŏn transition, illuminates the role of Neo-Confucianism as an ideological and political device through which the elite regained and maintained dominance during the Chosŏn period. Neo-Confucianism as espoused in Korea did not level the social hierarchy but instead tended to sustain the status system. In the late Chosŏn, it also provided ritual models for the lineage-building with which local elites sustained their preeminence vis-à-vis an intrusive state. Though Neo-Confucianism has often been blamed for the rigidity of late Chosŏn society, it was actually the enduring native kinship ideology that preserved the strict social-status system. By utilizing historical and social anthropological methodology and analyzing a wealth of diverse materials, Deuchler highlights Korea’s distinctive elevation of the social over the political.

Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors

Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors
Author: Maureen Alice Taylor
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1999
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 039586982X

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Discusses genealogy, the study of one's family, examining how such an interest develops, how to get started, how to use family stories and keepsakes, where to get help, and the positive effects of such study.

Shembe Ancestors and Christ

Shembe  Ancestors  and Christ
Author: Edley J. Moodley PhD
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2008-08-18
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781630879969

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The Christian axis has shifted dramatically southward to Africa, Asia, and Latin America, so much so that today there are more Christians living in these southern regions than among their northern counterparts. In the case of Africa, the African Initiated Churches-founded by Africans and primarily for Africans-has largely contributed to the exponential growth and proliferation of the Christian faith in the continent. Yet, even more profoundly, these churches espouse a brand of Christianity that is indigenized and thoroughly contextual. Further, the power and popularity of the AICs, beyond the unprecedented numbers joining these churches, are attributed to their relevance to the existential everyday needs and concerns of their adherents in the context of a postcolonial Africa. At the heart of Christian theology is Christology-the confessed uniqueness of Christ in history and among world religions. Yet this key feature of Christianity, as with other important elements of the Christian faith, may be variously understood and re-interpreted in these indigenous churches. The focus of this study is the amaNazaretha Church, an influential religious group founded by the African charismatic prophet Isaiah Shembe in 1911 in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The movement today claims a following of some two million adherents and has proliferated beyond the borders of South Africa to neighboring countries in Southern Africa. The book addresses the complex and at times ambivalent understanding of the person and work of Christ in the amaNazaretha Church, presenting the genesis, history, beliefs, and practices of this significant religious movement in South Africa, with broader implications for similar movements across the continent of Africa and beyond.

In the Eyes of the Ancestors

In the Eyes of the Ancestors
Author: June C. Nash
Publsiher: New Haven : Yale University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1970-01-01
Genre: Mayas
ISBN: 0881331422

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