Ancestor Worship and Identity: Ritual, Interpretation, and Social Normalization in the Malaysian Chinese Community
- To nourish with blood. Hicks, David // World & I;Nov94, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p246
Focuses on the rites and ceremonies of whip fighting in Flores, Indonesia. Purpose; Rituals; Determination of the precise day for the whip fighting tournament; Rules; Ancestral spirit worship; Blood-letting as an integral part of whip fighting. INSETS: Manggarai territory, by D.H.;Wet and dry...
- The Ancestors' Drawing Power. Guoqing, Ma // Chinese Sociology & Anthropology;Winter2004, Vol. 37 Issue 2/3, p53
This article reports that the Chinese are a race with ancestors and with descendants. The pattern of thinking in Chinese culture is to revere ancestors and not acknowledge God, so that insulting one's ancestors comprises the greatest insult of all. When Chinese banter back and forth and trade...
- Cult of the Dead and The Old Testament Negation of Ancestor Worship. Eun Chul Kim // Asia Journal of Theology;Apr2003, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p2
Examines whether Israel performed ancestor worship and differentiates ancestor worship from necromancy. Funeral rites of Israelites as described in the book of Genesis; Reason for the Egyptian influence of embalming the corpse of Jacob; Instances of family sacrifice in the book of Ruth.
- ANCESTOR WORSHIP. Lewis, James R. // Death & Afterlife Book;2001, p17
Information about ancestor worship, a practice wherein religious beliefs and rituals are associated with departed relatives, is presented. It states that the nature of ancestor worship in any given culture depends on the society's concept of the afterlife. Meanwhile, ancestor worship in some...
- FOR ANCESTORS AND GOD: RITUALS OF SACRIFICE AMONG THE CHAGGA OF TANZANIA. Hasu, Päivi // Ethnology;Summer2009, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p195
This article discusses the rituals of sacrifice among the patrilineal Chagga people of northern Tanzania in terms of the historical context of double burial and related sacrifices. Despite more than a hundred years of Christianity in the area, ancestor veneration and sacrifices remain important...
- Ancestor-Worship Chic. Pikul, Corrie // New York;7/31/2006, Vol. 39 Issue 27, p12
The article discusses the practice of Japanese tradition, home-based ancestor worship known as kuyo, in New York City. Yagiken Co. has opened a showroom called Gallery Memoria, featuring Japanese Buddhist altars known as butsudan. The showroom offers options for Americans to apply different...
- Response to Mike Pitt's 'Don't Knock the Ancestors' Whitley, James // Antiquity;Jun2003, Vol. 77 Issue 296, p401
Presents a response to the article "Don't Knock the Ancestors'," by Mike Pitts, published in the 2003 issue of "Antiquity." Discussion of the adoption of a colloquial or popularist sense of the term ancestor; Definition of the term ancestor.
- OLDER WOMEN AS CAREGIVERS AND ANCESTRAL PROTECTION IN RURAL JAPAN. Traphagan, John W. // Ethnology;Spring2003, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p127
Discusses issues on the veneration of ancestors and caregiving among women in Japan. Background on ritual behavior associated with shrine visitation and ancestor veneration; Research on well-being; Interpretation of dreams about the departed.
- The universality of ancestor worship. Steadman, Lyle B.; Palmer, Craig T. // Ethnology;Winter96, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p63
Describes the universality of ancestor worship. Characterization of belief in spirits of the dead; Outcome of survey on communication between ancestors and the living; Implications of rituals involving spirits of the departed.