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The blending of cultures; mixing of spirituality
A systematic inquiring into the conditions and consequences of a concept in an attempt to understand its possibilities and limitations
Philosopher who came up with Critical vs. Dogmatic perspective
Means that all is god
means many gods
Means to be in submission
A gathering of witches
The five questions of meaning are?
- Where did i come from?
- Where do i belong?
- what is my purpose?
- Why do i suffer?
- what will happen when i die?
What are the major patterns in the study of religion?
- emotional experience
- symbols/material expression
what are the approaches to the study of religion?
Means relationship with spirit and object
Means prohibition; things you can or cant do; rules
Steps to Studying religions
- 1. Acknowledge
- 2. observe
- 3. Record
- 4. Questions (research)
- 5. Possibilities and problems'
- 6. New Worldview
Means valley of the red paint
means Black hills
A story that is found in similar form in many religions
to argue that the existence of god cannot be proven
Navaho Statue that represents Dine water god
Submerged meeting hall used as the rights of passage for young boys; They would be left in these until elders retrieved them
Number of tribes federally registered
Means all of my relations
Sweat lodge that is used for prayer or healing ceremonies
The use and burning of sage to send prayers to the creator through the smoke is a
A vision quest where one is sent to the hill to pray and cannot return until retrieved by the elders
The American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978
The seven sacred rights
- Inipi - sweat lodge
- Hanblecha - vision quest
- wiwangwacipia - the sun dance
- Hunkapi - the making of relatives
- Nangi Gluhapi - the keeping of the soul
- Ishna Ta Awi Cha Lowan - Preparing a girl for womenhood
- Tapa wankaye yapi - The throwing of the ball
- yuwipi - Healing ceremony
Generalized reference to a movement created by a particular small scale society / nation / community - direct connection to identity
Walking in balance is to be walking on the
Custers last stand is also known as
battle of greasy grass creak
Approaches to studying religion
- Anthropology (study of humans)
- Linguistics (languages)
- Narrative study (study of how stories work)
believing that all elements of nature are filled with spirits
belief that everything in the universe is divine
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