By Daryl Sharp
By Daryl Sharp
By Stephanie Mitchem
Cure a nosebleed by means of retaining a silver sector at the again of the neck. deal with an earache with candy oil drops. put on plant roots to maintain from catching colds. inside many African American households, all these practices proceed this day, woven into the material of black tradition, usually communicated via ladies. Such people practices form the ideas approximately therapeutic which are subtle all through African American groups and are expressed in myriad methods, from religion therapeutic to creating a mojo.
Stephanie Y. Mitchem offers a desirable examine of African American therapeutic. She sheds gentle on quite a few people practices and lines their improvement from the time of slavery in the course of the nice Migrations. She explores how they've got persevered into the current and their courting with replacement medications. via conversations with black american citizens, she demonstrates how herbs, charms, and rituals proceed folks therapeutic performances. Mitchem indicates that those practices should not easily approximately therapeutic; they're associated with expressions of religion, delineating features of a holistic epistemology and pointing to disjunctures among African American perspectives of wellbeing and ailment and people of the tradition of institutional medicine.
By Richard WElch
In Roots of Cataclysm, a journalist investigating the mysteries of the Ice a while and the 1st human settlements of the hot global reveals that traditional doctrine is in clash with the ancient information. He provides an invaluable and easy-to-follow creation to geology and what's identified approximately pre-history in environment the context for his research. The geology, geography and climatology of the final Ice Age provide facts that can recommend Atlantis did exist. the writer proposes that geopulsation of the earth including tectonic shifts and catastrophic volcanoes may have created a land bridge or island chain connecting Europe to the mid-Atlantic; and he explores what which may suggest for the origins of pre-Columbian American civilizations. particularly, he strains the Atlantis legend in terms of the explosion of a supervolcano within the Atlantic within the seventeenth century BC. whereas it's dependent usually on medical facts instead of folklore and legend, the booklet is enticing and written in an attractive variety that makes technological know-how available to all.
By Linda S. Godfrey
Are werewolves genuine? while the moon is complete, do traditional humans below a supernatural curse rework into snarling creatures charging out of the fog, in basic terms to revert to human shape? This paintings examines the lore and legends of lycanthropy all through heritage and from all over the world, describing the numerous varieties of werewolves and case reports.
By Kathleen Basford
The golf green guy, a twin of the foliate head or the top of a guy sprouting leaves, is one of the most typical of all motifs in medieval sculpture. however, the importance of the picture lay mostly unregarded until eventually Kathleen Basford released this booklet - the 1st monograph of the fairway guy in any language -and thereby earned the lasting gratitude of students in lots of fields, from artwork background and folklore to present environmental experiences. This ebook has spread out new avenues of study, not just into medieval man's realizing of nature, and into conceptions of dying, rebirth and resurrection within the heart a while, but in addition into our hindrance this present day with ecology and our dating with the fairway global. it truly is for this reason a piece of residing scholarship and its ebook in paperback can be significantly and justly welcomed.
By C. F. Eckhardt
Chilly evidence and impersonal statistics could be the bacon of Texas background, however the tall stories and fascinating part tales are the sizzle. during this publication, C.F. Charlie Eckhardt offers a number of the Texas background sizzle that's usually overlooked whilst natural historians write concerning the Lone celebrity kingdom. He provides to the flavour of Texas historical past with stories approximately things like the 1st Texas revolution, the 1st English conversing individual in Texas, and the little identified counterrevolution of 1838-1840. Charlie examines the expulsion of the Cherokees from Texas and offers info of a few of the extra well-known Indian fights. Charlie additionally indicates his romantic aspect with the legend of the well-known Yellow Rose of Texas.
By el-Sayed el-Aswad
This examine refutes either the Western dominant paradigm of modernity and the Eurocentric stereotype of conventional Muslim tradition, and demonstrates that rural Egyptians have their very own paradigm of secular modernism that doesn't negate non secular or sacred orientations. Islam is linked to ongoing makes an attempt at non secular purification and cultural unification and is inimical to cultural homogenization inspired by means of Western globalization.
Provides a holistic interpretation of the interaction among faith and people cosmology, tough the stereotypes that relegate conventional humans to backwardness and a peripheral house or locality. inside this Muslim society the global/local nexus is one in all ongoing artistic integration, no longer separation. The cosmology can most sensible be understood within the context of its totality, encompassing either obvious and invisible zones.
Muslims articulate own or deepest order in addition to social order inside their cosmology. This cosmological view, endowing individuals with a distinct inventive feel of engagemenet with a supraphenomenal fact, accentuates the assumption that divine cosmic invisible better strength surpasses the other energy. this type of trust represents an inexhaustible resource of non secular and emotional empowerment which may be politically mobilized in sure serious moments and depicted as a spiritual, holy fight, or jihad.
By Crump, Thomas
By Kristin Langellier
Annotation content material: half I A verbal exchange method of STORYTELLING 1 -- 1 appearing Narrative in lifestyle 7 -- half II relations STORYTELLING: a method OF SMALL workforce tradition 33 -- 2 Ordering content material and Making relations tales 39 -- three family members Storytelling: Ordering initiatives in Small staff Cultures seventy one -- four acting households: Ordering crew and private Identities 112-- half III STORYTELLING PRACTICES: 3 CASE stories 157 -- five Storytelling in a blog: appearing Narrative in a electronic Age 159 -- 6 Breast melanoma Storytelling: the bounds of Narrative Closure in Survivor Discourse 189 -- 7 appearing Narrative on level: identification and enterprise in an Autobiographical functionality 219. summary: Annotation
By Valerie Estelle Frankel
Many are accustomed to Joseph Campbells idea of the heros trip, the concept that each guy from Moses to Hercules grows to maturity whereas scuffling with his alter-ego. This publication explores the common heroines trip as she quests via international fable. a number of tales from cultures as different as Chile and Vietnam show heroines who conflict for protection and identification, thereby provoking renowned notions of the passive, mild heroine. in basic terms after she has defeated her darkish part and reintegrated can the heroine turn into the bestower of knowledge, the protective queen and arch-crone.