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    this was a learning experience that I will not forget. I know it sounds cheesy but this class was different in comparison to the other classes that I had previously taken before; in this class I was able to learn about several cultures their art, rituals, places of worship and music. I said this class was different because I had never actually spent that much time looking at other cultures nor taking the time to actually understand them, but for this summer class I was given the task to do it,…

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    The Ana-Luic Legend

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    Ana-Luic legend carries from many centuries ago, from a tribe of mischievous group of small people who lived hidden in the forests and valleys of the islands, before the first western settlers arrived. These arcane bloodlines of Ana-Lu, which means the Owl Gods, roamed the old forests, and happen to be about 3 ½ to 5 ½ feet tall, though considered short by many, what they lacked in height and strength they utilized in intelligence, agility and stamina. Like other cultures they enjoyed dancing…

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    Early Christian Dance

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    duplicate the move or create something better. It has also increased our knowledge in the world by learning about different cultures. I remember learning in high school about the Native Americans. One thing I remember learning about were their rituals. Some of the rituals included torches and wooden instruments.…

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    The Odyssey: A Ritual Self

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    The psyche or self as depicted in Jane Harrison’s Themis is a ritual self which focuses on the collective identity of a tribe. Opposite of this self, the psyche or self as depicted Homer’s The Odyssey is a self which focuses on the individual. In Themis these collective selves centered around a ritualistic society are demonstrated by the way society connected with their gods through rituals which focused on initiation of young men into the tribe, a collective emotion, and the tribe’s connection…

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    Death is a part of life. For as long as someone can live, they can die just as quickly. The reality of death has been portrayed through multiple mediums in various cultures but poetry seems to address it quite often. One poet: Kakinomoto Hitomaro, wrote about the life and death of his wife with frightening emotion. Hitomaro lived in Japan during the 8th century and “his elegy on his first wife is among the most touching poems in any language” (Barnstone 461). Although Hitomaro’s poem is…

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    jumping rituals and a group of men doing a Balinese monkey chant, while in Japan, we see a group of Butoh dancers. I would argue that most of this learning could be considered observational learning. These rituals seem to be specific to culture and an individual most likely grows up watching others perform them. Through observation, the individual can gain the knowledge of how to perform the desired behavior when needed. Furthermore, there seems to be a reason or a purpose behind each ritual.…

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    referred to as in the general scientific community as well as the world at large, in their own language they call themselves, “Wixáritari” or in English, “The People” (); therefore, these terms can be used interchangeably. The Wixáritari have an annual ritual in which they trek some 300 miles from their…

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    Dama Dance History

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    Pinxten, 2015). It is a significant part of the African history to follow this particular celestial cycles. The Dama is a ritual dance for the Dogon Tribe of Mali, situated in West Africa. This essay will examine and analyse the movement and non-movement components within the dance. It will also analyse how this ritual dance preserves the Dogon Tribe’s culture and history. The Dama ritual dance holds a vital importance in the Dogon history as it represents the barrier between life and death.…

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    Yupik Mask Research Paper

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    Isaiah Pitka Yupik Mask Do you know how the Yupik Mask was created? There were shamans in the past. Do you know shamans? Shamans are humans with powers living in 2 worlds. Shamans lived in the real world like the world we are living now. Shamans lived in the spiritual world also, its weird how they were part of the little human world, or they were able to talk to things that are growing. Shamans use to talk to trees, water, plants, anything that were in the spiritual world. Shamans had many…

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    Human Sacrifice, during the Shang Dynasty, affected the economy because it gave people jobs, but it also killed the members of the society. “When a king was buried, slaves, servants and animals, were led down the ramps into the pit.” The slaves and servants were sacrificed because the Shang believed that they would continue to serve their masters in the afterlife.“ When their masters died, the slaves were sometimes sacrificed…” When a master died, a new master would come to the estate, with his…

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