Citations with the tag: INITIATION rites
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- How other cultures have solved the teen dilemma.
P.V. // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 3/27/95, Vol. 22 Issue 15, p32
Focuses on initiation rites around the world. Rites of passage in the ancient Rome and Greece; Blackfoot Sun Dance; Female circumcision.
- Male cults revisited: The politics of blood versus semen.
Allen, Michael // Oceania; Mar98, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p189
Explores the major differences between male initiations in Melanesia, while focusing on the differential emphasis that was placed on blood-letting as against semen-ingesting as the significant way in which boys were believed to be transformed into men. Reference to a study conducted on the...
- Hazed and confused.
Tiger, Lionel // New Yorker; 02/17/97, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p7
Opinion. Talks of the effects of initiation rituals of social life. Violence in initiations for men than women; Different reasons for initiations in different groups; Tolerance in military service of cruelties.
- Path of a Priestess: Resurrecting My African Soul.
Asanti, Ta'Shia // Lesbian News; Nov2002, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p31
Recounts experiences of the article author on becoming a Yoruba priestess in the Ifa tradition in Africa. Experiences of the author while undergoing initiation rites; Fears surrounding the author which were dispelled after the initiation; Changes in the author after initiation which were...
- Freshmen Get Welcomed to Volleyball.
Asanti, Ta'Shia // Malakoff News (TX); 8/8/2008, Vol. 99 Issue 32, p8A
A photograph of Malakoff High School's freshmen volleyball players that were welcomed by volleyball upperclassmen with water balloons, water pistols, and water cannons as their initiation is presented.
- Rituals of manhood in South Africa: circumcision at the cutting edge of critical intervention.
van Vuuren, Chris J.; de Jongh, Michael // South African Journal of Ethnology; 1999, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p142
Investigates the institution of male circumcision ritual in South Africa, and the dilemmas it faces. Increase in fatalities and hospitalization; Instances and the ethics of intervention; Need to understand initiation in terms of the discourses of tradition and identity.
- Youth empowerment and spirituality.
Green, Celena // New Moon Network; May/Jun98, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p8
Presents insights and ideas for youth empowerment. Features of the Brooks Memorial's Barbara Jordan Rites of Passage Program; Youth and adult activities of the program; Information on the Initiation Ceremony.
- On Making Fathers in Lesu: The Historical Anthropology of a New Ireland Society.
Aijmer, Göran // Oceania; Jul2007, Vol. 77 Issue 2, p232
This article examines the initiation of boys in Lesu, New Ireland, in 1929-30. It is argued that these rituals not only transformed the initiands but also their fathers and thereby created counterpoint notions of social continuity in an openly 'matrilineal' society. Discursive and iconic...
- Directing Lent toward Easter baptism.
McBrien, Richard P. // National Catholic Reporter; 3/2/2001, Vol. 37 Issue 18, p17
Details the rituals associated with the observance of Lent by the Catholic Church. Preparation for Easter; Enrollment of names to the catechumens; Restoration of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
- CANADA: PARENTS CHARGED IN CIRCUMCISION OF DAUGHTER.
McBrien, Richard P. // Women's International Network News; Summer2002, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p24
Focuses on a couple in Ontario, Canada who were charged for having their daughter circumcised in their home. Status of Canadian law over the surgical practice; Remarks from Nadia Badr, founder of the Sudanese Women Association of Niagra; Charges filed against the father of the child.
- Confirmation of children: A sacrament for adults.
Dreese, John J. // America; 5/10/1997, Vol. 176 Issue 16, p21
Presents information on the Confirmation-first Communion for second graders in one of two parishes in the Diocese of Columbus. Observation on the parental participation in this sacrament; Goal of Christian initiation; How this sacrament affect parents; Some comments about the sacrament.
- Baby on Board.
Doyle, Brian // Commonweal; 7/13/2012, Vol. 139 Issue 13, p39
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of attending the baptism, with the priest officiating the Holy Sacrament in the presence of the baby's parents and godparent.
- Initiation into the Ghost Society.
Doyle, Brian // Way We Lived: California Indian Stories, Songs & Reminiscences; 1993, p26
A personal narrative is presented which recalls the author's experience of being initiated into the Ghost Society of the California Indians.
- UNE PRATIQUE VIVANTE.
Doyle, Brian // Beaux Arts Magazine; mai2011, Issue 323, p93
The article discusses the conditions in which voodoo or vodun is practiced in Haiti and Benin. Topics mentioned include the use of animal sacrifice, the number of guardian spirits worshiped by believers, and the process by which an initiate becomes a priest of vodun. Photographs of worshipers...
- Self Initiation.
BUCKLAND, RAYMOND // Witch Book; 2001, p437
An encyclopedia entry for "Self Initiation" is presented. Many people in the U.S. had difficulty in being initiated into Wicca when it first became visible in the early 1960s, which led to the creation of large numbers of covens by founders who had no real training in Wicca. Solitary witches are...
- Initiation Rites.
Mobilio, Albert // Seneca Review; Fall2011, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p70
The poem "Initiation Rites" by Albert Mobilio is presented. First Line: Look at what we're doing to the mileage. Stronger gets; Last Line: of this two-room system and about to live in three.
- Swimming with Seals: The Developmental Role of Initiation Rituals in Work with Adolescents.
Sullwold, Edith // Child & Youth Care Forum; Oct1998, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p305
This paper uses the story of one young man's coming of age to consider the natural process of initiation as a model for intentional work with youth. The paper proposes a conscious and meaningful rites-of-passage approach to helping children and youth (particularly troubled and troubling or...
- Rites of Passage and Child and Youth Care: An Overview of the Special Issue.
Anglin, Jim; Artz, Sibylle; Scott, Dan // Child & Youth Care Forum; Oct1998, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p301
Introduces a series of articles on the relationship between the rites of passage of a child into adulthood and youth care.
- "Satisfying the Pleasure Principle" in Professional Hockey.
Robidoux, Michael A. // Textual Studies in Canada; Summer1998, Issue 12, p55
Focuses on the initiation rituals and sexual misconduct experienced by most male hockey players in Canada. Psychological impact of the initiation rituals on new players; Assertion of anthropologist L. L. Langes regarding the purpose of these initiations; Physical pain endured by hockey players...
Stone, Dorothy // Thema; Spring2004, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p68
Presents the poem "Captive," by Dorothy Stone.
- Study follows up on Catholic initiation.
Stone, Dorothy // National Catholic Reporter; 11/10/2000, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p4
Reports on the goals of the academic research of sociologist David Yamane for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Questions that Yamane's study is asking; Social concerns that led Yamane to sociology profession.
- MALAWI: CULTURAL PRACTICES RESPONSIBLE FOR SPREADING HIV/AIDS.
Stone, Dorothy // Women's International Network News; Spring2001, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p78
Focuses on the cultural practices which contribute to the spread of HIV/AIDS in Malawi. Information on the initiation rites of children; Explanations on widow inheritance; Functions of a sit-in-spouse.
- SENEGAL: FGM PREVENTION CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED BY GOVERNMENT.
Stone, Dorothy // Women's International Network News; Summer2002, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p24
Reports on the female genital mutilation (FGM) prevention campaign launched by the government of Senegal. Nongovernmental organizations that supported the campaign; Measure that will be taken to persuade communities to reject the practice; Population of women in the country who underwent FGM.
- AFRICAN COUNTRIES THAT HAVE PASSED LEGISLATION AGAINST FGM.
Stone, Dorothy // Women's International Network News; Summer2002, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p24
Presents a list of African countries that have passed legislation against the practice of female genital mutilation.
- A new image of nursing: Why not nurture our young?
Glick, Anndee // American Nurse; Sep/Oct2001, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p5
Stresses the crucial role of U.S. nurses in helping students in the transition to registered nurse. Common body of knowledge shared by nurses; Effects of an informal initiation process on nurses; Functions of nurses.
- Baptism reformed as end of rich process.
Gibeau, Dawn // National Catholic Reporter; 12/10/93, Vol. 30 Issue 7, p21
Reports on the mixing of ritual and catechetical reflection in initiation rites to Catholicism. Baptism of brothers Josiah and Thomas Fricton; Starting points from which young baptismal candidates may enter the church; Initiation process; Centrality of liturgical experience in the conversion...
- Cover Page.
Gibeau, Dawn // Saturday Evening Post; 3/13/1954, Vol. 226 Issue 37, preceding p1
The cover page of the March 13, 1954 issue of "The Saturday Evening Post" is presented.
- At the Procedural Crossroads.
Fomina, Katerina // Statutes & Decisions: The Laws of the USSR & Its Successor State; Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p43
Decision No. 8-rp/2010 of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU) of March 11, 2010 (hereinafter, the Decision) rocked the legal community. In that decision, the sole body of constitutional jurisdiction gave an official interpretation of the terms "highest judicial body," "high judicial body,"...
- Discourses of the Reappearing.
AVERBUCH, Irit // Japanese Journal of Religious Studies; 2011, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p1
This article discusses the modern reenactments of the Nunohashi kanjoe (the "Cloth-Bridge Consecration [Initiation] rite") in Tateyama-cho, Toyama prefecture, and the religious and political issues they raised. Originally a popular Edo-period rite for women's salvation, the Nunohashi kanjoe was...
- Meet with Ashlock Oct. 3.
AVERBUCH, Irit // Malakoff News (TX); 9/11/2009, Vol. 100 Issue 37, p1A
The article reports that Gary Ashlock, former coach and teacher of the Malakoff High School in Texas will be inducted into the Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) Hall of Fame on October 3, 2009.
AVERBUCH, Irit // Time; 5/15/1950, Vol. 55 Issue 20, p68
The article reports on mishaps at Greek-letter fraternity initiation rites in the U.S. in May 1950, including how Youngstown College Phi Gamma pledges were marooned on Lake Erie and how two pledges of the Wittenberg College chapter of Alpha Tau Omega were hit by a truck on their way back to...
- INITIATION RITE.
Galbraith, Georgie Starbuck // Saturday Evening Post; 4/8/1950, Vol. 222 Issue 41, p78
Presents the poem "Initiation Rite," by George Starbuck Galbraith. First Line: My lord, our brand-new chariot; Last Line: We'll relax and just enjoy it!
- THE SECRET OF THE MEN: A FICTION OF CHAGGA INITIATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE LOGIC OF CHAGGA SYMBOLISM.
Moore, Sally Falk // Africa (Edinburgh University Press); 1976, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p357
Discusses the Chagga initiation of boys and its relation to the logic of Chagga symbolism in Tanzania. Activities involved in the initiation; Concepts of openness and closeness; Significance of the urine and fecal pits and plugged and stitch anus in the transformation of boys into men;...
- TRANSFORMATION AND POWER IN MOBA (NORTHERN TOGO) INITIATION RITES.
Kreamer, Christine Mullen // Africa (Edinburgh University Press); 1995, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p58
Explains the significance of the initiation rites of the Moba people in Northern Togo. Spatial concepts that determine household living arrangements; Definition of the parameters of ritual areas within the home and village; Oral traditions where safety and stability are equated with the...
Kreamer, Christine Mullen // New Theology Review; Nov2011, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p3
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the reconsideration of the churches' leaders' theological transformation, the element of Christian initiation rite, and the identity of business professionals and theology educators.
- The Chicken Was Delicious.
Stein, Joel // Time; 5/7/2001, Vol. 157 Issue 18, p21
Offers the author's account of his infiltration of a secret society called Porn n' Chicken (P n' C). Reference to the initiation ceremony of Skull and Bones, Yale University's 169-year-old secret society, whose members include George W. Bush; Details of the P n' C initiation and his escort...
- Hoods and Hoodlums.
Andriette, Bill // Guide; Sep2008, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p10
The article cites key research findings from Great Britain in 2008 on the reasons behind the practice of circumcision by a notable minority of males from some 185 societies worldwide. Research findings show a strong correlation between polygyny, or men having multiple wives, and male...
- "THIS STORY HAS NO LEDE!"
Cox, Mike // 2001: A Texas Folklore Odyssey; 2001, p186
Discusses folklore in relation to print journalists. Reasons of journalists for telling stories about themselves; Views on a common theme in newspaper folklore; Initiation rites for new reporters.
- POLITICIANS OF THE SACRED GROVE: CITIZENSHIP AND ETHNICITY IN SOUTHERN SENEGAL.
de Jong, Ferdinand // Africa (Edinburgh University Press); 2002, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p203
This article examines the traditional initiation of the former Senegalese Minister of Agriculture. At the age of fifty-five the Catholic Minister was initiated into the secrets of the sacred grove and thus acquired the status of adult man. The article demonstrates that Jola ethnic discourse, in...
Horton, David // Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia; 1994, Vol. 1, p493
An encyclopedia entry for "initiation" is presented. Aboriginal societies mark the transition from youth to adult with initiation ceremonies. There are a number of features in common including a symbolic removal from the world of childhood; the performance of operations which are painful and...
- Back on Track After Leaving a Gang.
Castillo, Lesly // New York Times Upfront; 3/13/2006, Vol. 138 Issue 11, p28
Features the experience of a teenage girl as a member of a gang in California. Relationship of the teenager with her fellow gang members; Initiations received by the teenager; Lessons learned by the girl from her experience.
Lewis, James R.; Oliver, Evelyn // Dream Encyclopedia; 2009, p117
An encyclopedia entry for "Initiation" is presented. It refers to a rite in which the initiate undergoes a change in religious or social status. An important part of the initiation is the transfer of specific knowledge to the initiate, whether social or religious. Initiatory dreams are...
BUCKLAND, RAYMOND // Witch Book; 2001, p22
An encyclopedia entry for "Arianrhod" is presented. Arianrhod is the daughter of Dôn and a Welsh goddess of the dawn. She has become a notable goddess, famed for her beauty. Her name means silver wheel and she is linked to the circumpolar stars. She was also a fertility goddess, a lunar goddess...
BUCKLAND, RAYMOND // Witch Book; 2001, p47
An encyclopedia entry for "Binding" is presented. Binding is part of the initiation ritual of witches. The initiation's central theme is the palingenesis or symbolical death and rebirth. In such rituals the novitiate is bound and often blindfolded. Such binding and blinding symbolize the...
BUCKLAND, RAYMOND // Witch Book; 2001, p98
An encyclopedia entry for "cords" is presented. Three cords are used in witchcraft which are each nine feet in length and usually red in color. Among their uses are marking the circle by sticking a knife into the ground and looping the cord around it and its halfway point. They can also be used...
- Eke Name.
BUCKLAND, RAYMOND // Witch Book; 2001, p146
An encyclopedia entry for "Eke name" is presented. It refers to the secret name of a witch. A new witch will adopt a new name of his or her own choosing during initiation rites. A name that numerologically attunes to their birth date, to the craft or to the coven or covestead are usually chosen...
BUCKLAND, RAYMOND // Witch Book; 2001, p254
An encyclopedia entry for term "initiation" is presented. It notes that different traditions of Wicca have different forms of initiation. Their initiations all contain the same basic ingredients: a challenge, an oath of secrecy, the imparting of certain knowledge, and a symbolical death followed...
BUCKLAND, RAYMOND // Witch Book; 2001, p432
A definition of the term "Scourge" is presented. It refers to a coven tool used in Wicca for initiations as part of the symbolic death that is part of scourging. Binding an individual and scourging him causes the blood to course through his body and help build up power. The scourge has a handle...
- Solitary Witch.
BUCKLAND, RAYMOND // Witch Book; 2001, p448
A definition of the term "Solitary Witch" is presented. It refers to a witch who does not belong to a coven. A witch needs to go through an initiation, which is basically a dedication of oneself to the gods. A solitary witch can perform a self-initiation to dedicate himself or herself to the...
- Ghana continues fight against female genital mutilation.
BUCKLAND, RAYMOND // Contemporary Sexuality; Mar2005, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p7
The article reports that the International Action Against Female Genital Mutilation (INTACT) has been offering practitioners loans to stop performing the practice in Ghana, a west African nation. In March 2003, Ghana banned female genital mutilation. Those violating the law face stiff fines and...