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Crafting Secular Ritual

Crafting Secular Ritual
A Practical Guide

by Jeltje Gordon-Lennox

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2016-11-21
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1784503509
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Answering the call for new rituals in our secular age, this book recognises the essential importance of rituals to the psychological, physical and spiritual health of individuals, families, organisations, and society as a whole. The book examines and explains the history, function and place of emerging rituals in different cultures, as well as providing practical guidance for creating your own secular rituals. The author includes examples, risk factors and checklists for the stages of planning new rituals for life events such as birth, marriage, and death, as well as for public occasions such as graduation and protest marches.

Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies

Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies
A Transdisciplinary Conversation

by Jeltje Gordon-Lennox

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2017-02-21
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1784503444
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The growing absence of meaningful ritual in contemporary Western societies has led to cohesive research on the history of ritualizing behaviour in different cultures. The relatively new field of ritology, which includes neuroscience, anthropology, cultural psychology, psychotherapy and even art and performance, raises questions about the significance and practice of ritual today. This book is the first of its kind to discuss the importance of secular rituals for cultural and personal growth. Using a transdisciplinary approach, a range of contributors provide an authoritative account of the science and history of rituals and their role in creating healthy societies in the modern age.

Crafting Meaningful Wedding Rituals

Crafting Meaningful Wedding Rituals
A Practical Guide

by Jeltje Gordon-Lennox

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2019-07-18
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1784507431
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The trend towards a more secular culture in Western society means that there can be greater flexibility in a wedding ceremony, but couples are often faced with the challenge of preparing a meaningful celebration outside the traditional religious framework. This hands-on, practical guide demonstrates how to approach and prepare a secular wedding ceremony that honours a couple's relationship with honest vows and rituals true to their shared values. In addition, it provides guidance on structuring a ceremony for couples that come from very different cultural or spiritual backgrounds. Includes the tools necessary for the creation of a ceremony, such as a Ritual Identity Questionnaire, checklists, and many other resources.

Crafting Meaningful Funeral Rituals

Crafting Meaningful Funeral Rituals
A Practical Guide

by Jeltje Gordon-Lennox

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2019-11-21
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1784507466
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Funerals are among the most important life events in Western society, and fashioning a personalized ceremony for yourself or for a loved one is often the most meaningful way to celebrate the life of the deceased. For those wanting non-religious or secular funeral ceremonies, this step-by-step guide begins by identifying what you want from the funeral and showing how you can make it happen. With sections on society's views of mortality, our need for rituals and crafting the actual ceremony, this guide provides the tools and philosophy to understand, plan and tailor a funeral for individuals. Includes all the tools necessary for the creation of a ceremony, such as a Ritual Profiles, checklists, and many other handy resources.

The Restorative Justice Ritual

The Restorative Justice Ritual
A Book

by Lindsey Pointer

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-12-24
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1000331873
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Restorative justice is an innovative approach to responding to crime and conflict that shifts the focus away from laws and punishment to instead consider the harm caused and what is needed to repair that harm and make things right. Interest in restorative justice is rapidly expanding, with new applications continuously emerging around the world. The restorative philosophy and conference process have shown great promise in providing a justice response that heals individuals and strengthens the community. Still, a few key questions remain unanswered. First, how is the personal and relational transformation apparent in the restorative justice process achieved? What can be done to safeguard and enhance that effectiveness? Second, can restorative justice satisfy the wider public’s need for a reaffirmation of communal norms following a crime, particularly in comparison to the criminal trial? And finally, given its primary focus on making amends at an interpersonal level, does restorative justice routinely fail to address larger, structural injustices? This book engages with these three critical questions through an understanding of restorative justice as a ritual. It proffers three dominant ritual functions related to the performance of justice: the normative, the transformative, and the proleptic. Two justice rituals, namely, the criminal trial and the restorative justice conference, are examined through this framework in order to understand how each process fulfills, or fails to fulfill, the multifaceted human need for justice. The book will be of interest to students, academics, and practitioners working in the areas of Restorative Justice, Criminal Law, and Criminology.

Conservative Judaism

Conservative Judaism
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rethinking Craft Specialization in Complex Societies

Rethinking Craft Specialization in Complex Societies
Archaeological Analyses of the Social Meaning of Production

by Zachary X. Hruby,Rowan K. Flad

  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The contributions to this volume are introduced via a critical review of terms and concepts used in craft production studies today. Recent detailed contextual and technological analyses of artifacts from all aspects of complex societies have revealed interesting patterns that are difficult to conceptualize using a purely economic framework. Furthermore, interest in practice theory, and sociocultural theory in general, has shifted some foci of archaeological investigation toward the social aspects of production and specialization.

The Archaeology of Childhood

The Archaeology of Childhood
Children, Gender, and Material Culture

by Jane Eva Baxter

  • Publisher : Altamira Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The study of children and childhood in historical and prehistoric life is an overlooked area of study that Jane Baxter addresses in this brief book. Her timely contribution stresses the importance of studying children as active participants in past cultures, instead of regarding them mainly for their effect on adult life. Using the critical concepts of gender and socialization, she develops new theoretical and methodological approaches for the archaeological study of this large but invisible population. Baxter presents examples from the analysis of toys, miniatures, and other objects traditionally associated with children, from the gendered distribution of activity space, from the remains of children-as-apprentices, and from mortuary evidence. Baxter's work will aid archaeologists bring a more nuanced understanding of children's role in the historical and archaeological record.

Mesoamerican Ritual Economy

Mesoamerican Ritual Economy
Archaeological and Ethnological Perspectives

by E. Christian Wells,Karla L. Davis-Salazar

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Exploring the intersection of spirituality and materiality, Mesoamerican Ritual Economy will be of interest to all scholars studying how worldview and belief motivate economic behavior."--Jacket.

Crafting Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

Crafting Socialism with Chinese Characteristics
Modernization and Ideology in Post-Mao China

by Kenneth Karl Klinkner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 638
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ritual Architecture, Iconography and Practice in the Late Cypriot Bronze Age

Ritual Architecture, Iconography and Practice in the Late Cypriot Bronze Age
A Book

by Jennifer M. Webb

  • Publisher : Paul Forlag Astroms
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Inventing Jewish Ritual

Inventing Jewish Ritual
A Book

by Vanessa L. Ochs

  • Publisher : Jewish Publication Society
  • Release : 2007-06-01
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780827608344
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vanessa Ochs invites her readers to explore how Jewish practice can be more meaningful through renewing, reshaping, and even creating new rituals, such as naming ceremonies for welcoming baby girls, healing services, Miriam’s cup, mitzvah days, egalitarian wedding practices, and commitment ceremonies. We think of rituals—the patterned ways of doing things that have shared and often multiple meanings— as being steeped in tradition and therefore unalterable. But rituals have always been reinvented. When we perform ancient rituals in a particular place and time they are no longer quite the same rituals they once were. Each is a debut, an innovation: this Sabbath meal, this Passover seder, this wedding—firsts in their own unique ways. In the last 30 years there has been a surge of interest in reinventing ritual, in what is called minhag America. Ochs describes the range and diversity of interest in this Jewish American experience and examines how it reflects tradition as it revives Jewish culture and faith. And she shows us how to create our own ritual objects, sacred spaces, ceremonies, and liturgies that can be paths to greater personal connection with history and with holiness: baby-naming ceremonies for girls, divorce rituals, Shabbat practices, homemade haggadahs, ritual baths, healing services. Through these and more, we see that American Judaism is a dynamic cultural process very much open to change and a source of great personal and communal meaning. The ceramic “Tree of Life” spice container that appears on the cover of Inventing Jewish Ritual is by Susan Garson of Garson and Pakele Studios, www.garsonpakele.com

Craft and Social Inquiry

Craft and Social Inquiry
A Book

by Costin,Rita P. Wright

  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Crafting and craft objects intersect with all cultural domains: economic, social, political, and rituall. Craft goods are social objects that assume an importance beyond household maintenance and reproduction. They signify and legitimize group membership and social roles, and become reserves of wealth, storing intrinsically valuable materials and the labor invested in their manufacture. Specialized craft producers are actors involved in the creation and maintenance of social networks, wealth, and social legitimacy. Artisans and consumers must accept, create or negotiate the social legitimacy of production and the conditions of production and distribution, usually defined in terms of social identity. The nature of that process defines the organization of production and the social relations of production systems and explanations for their form and dynamic are destined to be unidimensional and unidirectional, lacking in key elements of social process and social behavior. This volume addresses the questions of artisan identify, social identify, and what these inquiries contribute to understandings about social organization and economic organization.

In Quest of a Secular Symbol

In Quest of a Secular Symbol
Ayodhya and After

by Rajeshwari Ghose

  • Publisher : Indian Ocean Cent
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Children in Action

Children in Action
Perspectives on the Archaeology of Childhood

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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AB Bookman's Weekly

AB Bookman's Weekly
For the Specialist Book World

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Museum and Mosque

Museum and Mosque
The Shifting Identities of Modern Tehran

by Alisa Eimen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thinking about Art

Thinking about Art
A Book

by Edmund Burke Feldman

  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 465
  • ISBN : 9780139174933
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discusses the uses and elements of art and traces the history of art from ancient times to the twentieth century

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting
A Book

by American Anthropological Association

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Crafting a Collection

Crafting a Collection
The Cultural Contexts and Poetic Practice of the Huajian Ji (collection from Among the Flowers)

by Anna M. Shields

  • Publisher : Harvard Univ Council on East Asian
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Compiled in 940 at the court of the kingdom of Shu, the Huajian ji is the earliest extant collection of lyrics by literati poets. Shields examines the influence of court culture on the anthology's creation and the significance of imitation and convention in its lyrics, situating the work within larger questions of Chinese literary history.