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Divination
DIVINATION (from Latin _divinare_ "to foresee, to be inspired by a god", related to _divinus_, divine ) is the attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of an occultic , standardized process or ritual. Used in various forms throughout history, diviners ascertain their interpretations of how a querent should proceed by reading signs, events, or omens , or through alleged contact with a supernatural agency. Divination can be seen as a systematic method with which to organize what appear to be disjointed, random facets of existence such that they provide insight into a problem at hand. If a distinction is to be made between divination and fortune-telling , divination has a more formal or ritualistic element and often contains a more social character, usually in a religious context, as seen in traditional African medicine . Fortune-telling, on the other hand, is a more everyday practice for personal purposes
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Divinization
APOTHEOSIS (from Greek ἀποθέωσις from ἀποθεοῦν, apotheoun "to deify"; in Latin
Latin
deificatio "making divine"; also called DIVINIZATION and DEIFICATION) is the glorification of a subject to divine level. The term has meanings in theology , where it refers to a belief , and in art , where it refers to a genre . In theology, apotheosis refers to the idea that an individual has been raised to godlike stature. In art, the term refers to the treatment of any subject (a figure, group, locale, motif, convention or melody) in a particularly grand or exalted manner
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Divination (other)
DIVINATION is the attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of an occultic, standardized process or ritual. DIVINATION may also refer to: * Divination
Divination
(album) , a 2012 record by In Hearts Wake * " Bu Ju ", a short work anthologized in the Chu Ci * "Divinations", a song by Mastodon from the 2009 album Crack the Skye This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title DIVINATION. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Divination_(other) additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Dowsing
DOWSING is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water , buried metals or ores , gemstones, oil , gravesites , and many other objects and materials without the use of scientific apparatus. Dowsing
Dowsing
is considered a pseudoscience , and there is no scientific evidence that it is any more effective than random chance . Dowsing
Dowsing
is also known as DIVINING (especially in reference to interpretation of results), DOODLEBUGGING (particularly in the United States, in searching for petroleum ) or (when searching specifically for water) WATER FINDING, WATER WITCHING (in the United States) or WATER DOWSING. A Y- or L-shaped twig or rod, called a DOWSING ROD, DIVINING ROD (Latin: VIRGULA DIVINA or BACULUS DIVINATORIUS), a "vining rod" or WITCHING ROD is sometimes used during dowsing, although some dowsers use other equipment or no equipment at all
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Anthropology Of Religion
ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION is the study of religion in relation to other social institutions , and the comparison of religious beliefs and practices across cultures . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Definition of religion * 3 Specific religious practices and beliefs * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORYIn the early 11th century, Abū Rayhān Bīrūnī (973-1048), wrote detailed comparative studies on the anthropology of religions and cultures across the Middle East , Mediterranean and the Indian subcontinent . He discussed the peoples, customs, and religions of the Indian subcontinent . Anthropology circa 1940 assumed that religion is in complete continuity with magical thinking , and that it is a cultural product. The complete continuity between magic and religion has been a postulate of modern anthropology at least since early 1930s
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Rhumsiki
RHUMSIKI, also spelt RUMSIKI and ROUMSIKI, is a village in the Far North Province of Cameroon
Cameroon
. Rhumsiki
Rhumsiki
is located in the Mandara Mountains 55 km (34 mi) from Mokolo
Mokolo
and 3 km (2 mi) from the border with Nigeria
Nigeria
. The village is similar to many others in northern Cameroon. The inhabitants, members of the Kapsiki ethnic group, live in small houses built from local stone and topped with thatched roofs; these homes are scattered throughout the village and surrounding valley. Nevertheless, Rhumsiki
Rhumsiki
is one of Cameroon's most popular tourist attractions and "the most touristic place in northern Cameroon". The attraction is the surrounding scenery
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Cameroon
Coordinates : 6°N 12°E / 6°N 12°E / 6; 12 Republic of Cameroon _République du Cameroun_ (French ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Paix – Travail – Patrie" (French ) "Peace – Work – Fatherland" ANTHEM: _Ô Cameroun, Berceau de nos Ancêtres _ (French) _O Cameroon, Cradle of our Forefathers_ a CAPITAL Yaoundé 3°52′N 11°31′E / 3.867°N 11.517°E / 3.867; 11.517 LARGEST CITY Douala OFFICIAL LANGUAGES French English ETHNIC GROUPS * 31% Cameroon Highlande
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Nggàm
NGGAM (phonetically ) is a type of divination found among many groups in West Cameroon. Among the best documented is its practice by the Mambila
Mambila
people of Cameroon
Cameroon
and Nigeria
Nigeria
, in which the actions of spiders or crabs are interpreted by the diviner. The form used by the neighbouring Yamba people was described by Gebauer in 1964 based on experience in Mbem going back to before 1939, and more recently by Hermann Gufler (1996 and 2003)
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Afterlife
The AFTERLIFE (also referred to as LIFE AFTER DEATH or the HEREAFTER) is the belief that an essential part of an individual's identity or consciousness continues to exist after the death of the body. According to various ideas about the afterlife, the essential aspect of the individual that lives on after death may be some partial element, or the entire soul or spirit , of an individual, which carries with it and may confer personal identity or, on the contrary, may not, as in Indian nirvana . Belief in an afterlife, which may be naturalistic or supernatural , is in contrast to the belief in oblivion after death . In some popular views, this continued existence often takes place in a spiritual realm, and in other popular views, the individual may be reborn into this world and begin the life cycle over again, likely with no memory of what they have done in the past
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Animism
ANIMISM (from Latin _anima_, "breath , spirit , life ") is the religious belief that objects, places, and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence. Potentially, animism perceives all things—animals, plants, rocks, rivers, weather systems, human handiwork, and perhaps even words—as animated and alive. Animism is the oldest known type of belief system in the world that even predates paganism . It is still practiced in a variety of forms in many traditional societies. Animism is used in the anthropology of religion as a term for the belief system of many indigenous tribal peoples , especially in contrast to the relatively more recent development of organized religions . Although each culture has its own different mythologies and rituals, "animism" is said to describe the most common, foundational thread of indigenous peoples' "spiritual" or "supernatural" perspectives
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Bora (Australian)
BORA is an initiation ceremony of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia
Australia
, descended from groups that existed in Australia
Australia
and surrounding islands before European colonisation. The word "bora" also refers to the site on which the initiation is performed. At such a site, boys, having reached puberty, achieve the status of men. The initiation ceremony differs from Aboriginal culture to culture, but often, at a physical level, involved scarification , circumcision, subincision and, in some regions, also the removal of a tooth. During the rites, the youths who were to be initiated were taught traditional sacred songs, the secrets of the tribe's religious visions, dances, and traditional lore. Many different clans would assemble to participate in an initiation ceremony. Women and children were not permitted to be present at the sacred bora ground where these rituals were undertaken
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Communitas
COMMUNITAS is a Latin noun commonly referring either to an unstructured community in which people are equal, or to the very spirit of community. It also has special significance as a loanword in cultural anthropology and the social sciences . Victor Turner, who defined the anthropological usage of communitas, was interested in the interplay between what he called social 'structure' and 'antistructure'; Liminality and Communitas are both components of antistructure. Communitas refers to an unstructured state in which all members of a community are equal allowing them to share a common experience, usually through a rite of passage. Communitas is characteristic of people experiencing liminality together. This term is used to distinguish the modality of social relationship from an area of common living. There is more than one distinction between structure and communitas
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Comparative Religion
COMPARATIVE RELIGION is the branch of the study of religions concerned with the systematic comparison of the doctrines and practices of the world's religions . In general the comparative study of religion yields a deeper understanding of the fundamental philosophical concerns of religion such as ethics , metaphysics , and the nature and form of salvation . Studying such material is meant to give one a richer and more sophisticated understanding of human beliefs and practices regarding the sacred , numinous , spiritual and divine . In the field of comparative religion, a common geographical classification of the main world religions includes Middle Eastern religions (including Zoroastrism and Iranian religions ), Indian religions , East Asian religions , African religions, American religions, Oceanic religions, and classical Hellenistic religions
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Divine Language
DIVINE LANGUAGE, the LANGUAGE OF THE GODS , or, in monotheism , the LANGUAGE OF GOD (or angels ) is the concept of a mystical or divine proto-language , which predates and supersedes human speech. CONTENTS * 1 Abrahamic traditions * 2 Indic traditions * 3 Occultism * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Further reading ABRAHAMIC TRADITIONS Further information: Adamic language In Judaism and Christianity, it is unclear whether the language used by God
God
to address Adam was the language of Adam, who as name-giver (Genesis 2:19) used it to name all living things, or if it was a different divine language
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Evolutionary Origin Of Religions
The emergence of religious behavior by the Neolithic period has been discussed in terms of evolutionary psychology , the origin of language and mythology , cross-cultural comparison of the anthropology of religion , as well as evidence for spirituality or cultic behavior in the Upper Paleolithic , and similarities in great ape behavior . CONTENTS * 1 Nonhuman religious behaviour * 2 Setting the stage for human religion * 2.1 Increased brain size * 2.2 Tool use * 2.3 Development of language * 2.4 Morality and group living *