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Libation

An Afrikan Ritual of Heritage in the Circle of Life
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ISBN-13:
9780761867111
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
248
Autor:
Kimani S. K. Nehusi
Serie:
UPA
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
List of AbbreviationsList of IllustrationsList of Photographs in the PhotospreadNote on Translation and Transliteration Photographic CreditsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1. Hr qbHw: On LibationChapter 2. The Origins of Libation Chapter 3. The Origins and Evolution of the Offering ComplexChapter 4. On Our Sacred AncestorsChapter 5. Transmission across Space and TimeChapter 6. Ritual SignificancesChapter 7. Some ConclusionsChapter 8. Some Questions and AnswersBibliographyIndex
This book concerns the origins, structure, purpose, meaning, and significance of libation, developments and change within the ritual, and its distribution in the Afrikan world. Libation is a liquid offering by and behalf of all humanity, those living and those yet-to-be-born, to the Creator, to other divinities, to ancestors, and to the environment. Through this ritual Afrikans af¿rm and re-establish cosmic balance, interconnection and interdependence: the harmony and balance, connection and interdependency within, between and among humans, the environment, the spirit world, and the Creator. The text connects the practice of libation throughout the prodigious time/space correlation occupied by the Afrikan experience of life, connects Afrikans to their social history, and so to themselves across generations in different spaces and times. The methodology is at once both multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary. The methods and techniques of history, linguistics, cultural studies, literature and other human sciences are deployed to develop a comprehensive reconstruction, description and analysis of a ritual that has long been antique, but has never become antiquated.