Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa

Author: Tobe Melora Correal
Publisher: Crossing Press
ISBN: 9780307816092
Release Date: 2012-05-16
Genre: Religion

In the realm of African spiritual pathways, no tradition is so widely embraced and practiced as the West African religion Orisa. Awakened by her own spiritual journey, Tobe Melora Correal, an initiated priestess in the Yoruba-Lukumi branch of Orisa, guides us along this blessed road. FINDING THE SOUL ON THE PATH OF ORISA provides a fresh look at these ancient teachings and emphasizes introspection and inner work over the outward manifestations of Orisa’s practices. Correal debunks misconceptions surrounding the tradition, drawing us into a lushly textured, Earth-centered spiritual system—a compassionate and useful roadmap for revering God.

Benefiting by Design

Author: Chemba Raghavan
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443803939
Release Date: 2009-01-14
Genre: Psychology

The presence of women of color within the practical applications of social science research findings is severely limited, since spaces where and when women of color enter the arenas of research methodology, research question and intervention design and knowledge generation is often that of the other. Benefitting by Design addresses this limitation. It does so by locating the experience and knowledge of women of color as its central theme, with sections of the text referring to emerging trends that attend to the need for greater representation of women of color in research and academic settings. A key theme is the dislodging of currently accepted positions for the experience of women of color as marginalized, and subsumed under normative modes of examination to central positions in areas of social science research and clinical practice. This is in response to the typical assumption of the need to ‘fix’ women of color be it based on their immigration status, sexual orientation, race, culture, class or spiritual practice. Benefitting By Design attends to the salient contexts of the lives of women of color from an emic perspective, by providing models for addressing the limitations that result from exclusion, and strategies for centering the experiential knowledge of women of color in social science research and practice that is designed for their benefit.

New Age in Latin America

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004316485
Release Date: 2016-06-06
Genre: Religion

This book highlights the fact that new syncretisms are being created in Latin America by means of a multicultural encounter with New Age. The analyses of the genesis and the transformations of some of these new hybrid expressions is based on original fieldwork.

Encyclopedia of African Religion

Author: Molefi Kete Asante
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506317861
Release Date: 2008-11-26
Genre: Religion

"Numerous titles focusing on particular beliefs in Africa exist, including Marcel Griaule's Conversations with Ogotemmeli, but this one presents an unparallelled exploration of a multitude of cultures and experiences. It is both a gateway to deeper exploration and a penetrating resource on its own. This is bound to become the definitive scholarly resource on African religions." — Library Journal, Starred Review "Overall, because of its singular focus, reliability, and scope, this encyclopedia will prove invaluable where there is considerable interest in Africa or in different religious traditions." –Library Journal As the first comprehensive work to assemble ideas, concepts, discourses, and extensive essays in this vital area, the Encyclopedia of African Religion explores such topics as deities and divinities, the nature of humanity, the end of life, the conquest of fear, and the quest for attainment of harmony with nature and other humans. Editors Molefi Kete Asante and Ama Mazama include nearly 500 entries that seek to rediscover the original beauty and majesty of African religion. Features · Offers the best representation to date of the African response to the sacred · Helps readers grasp the enormity of Africa's contribution to religious ideas by presenting richly textured concepts of spirituality, ritual, and initiation while simultaneously advancing new theological categories, cosmological narratives, and ways to conceptualize ethical behavior · Provides readers with new metaphors, figures of speech, modes of reasoning, etymologies, analogies, and cosmogonies · Reveals the complexity, texture, and rhythms of the African religious tradition to provide scholars with a baseline for future works The Encyclopedia of African Religion is intended for undergraduate and graduate students in fields such as Religion, Africana Studies, Sociology, and Philosophy.

The Accidental Santera

Author: Irete Lazo
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429947888
Release Date: 2008-10-14
Genre: Fiction

A one-of-a-kind novel that plunges readers into the secrets of Afro-Cuban Santeria—a world of fascinating beauty, pulsating rhythms, and great mystery. Gabrielle Segovia, Ph.D., is struggling to build a career as a Latina scientist, cope with her third miscarriage, and resuscitate her marriage to fellow biology professor Benito Cruz. Becoming a santera is not in her plans. But everything changes when her best friend, the feisty Patricia Muñoz, drags her into a French Quarter voodoo shop during a conference in New Orleans. When Gabrielle gets home to the San Francisco Bay Area, the predictions from her on-a-whim reading begin to come true. That's when she learns she hails from a long line of practitioners of Santeria, the religion created when Yoruba slaves combined their ancient rituals with Catholicism. Out of desperation to become a mother and save both her job and her marriage, Gabrielle turns to Puerto Rican relatives living in Miami she hasn't seen since she was a child. She finds herself warmly embraced by three generations of Segovia santeras and drawn into their world of séances, sacred drums, and ritual animal sacrifice. Unexpectedly marked for initiation by the gods and goddesses of the Yoruba pantheon, Gabrielle must decide whether she can bring herself to answer the call. And, if she chooses, commit to the seemingly contradictory life of a scientist who is also a santera. In this powerful debut novel, Irete Lazo captures a vibrant world still unknown to many and relates a journey that is at once funny, heart-wrenching, and, ultimately, triumphant.

Briefe ber Religion

Author: Friedrich Naumann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783111495699
Release Date: 2018-07-12
Genre: Religion


Klinisch neurologische Untersuchungstechniken

Author: Peter P. Urban
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
ISBN: 9783132021013
Release Date: 2016-04-27
Genre: Medical

Um neurologische Untersuchungstechniken erfolgreich anzuwenden, spielen zwei Dinge eine entscheidende Rolle: regelmäßige Trainings und eine verständliche, systematische Anleitung. Die Praxiserfahrung können wir Ihnen nicht abnehmen, aber ein Nachschlagewerk an die Hand geben, das Sie beim Erlernen und Durchführen klinisch-neurologischer Untersuchungen unterstützt. - Allgemeine und spezielle klinisch-neurologische Untersuchungstechniken werden verständlich und anschaulich dargestellt. - Konkrete Handlungsanweisungen und Praxistipps helfen bei der erfolgreichen Durchführung und Beurteilung der Befunde. - Bei ausgewählten Krankheitsbildern wird symptomorientiert auf Besonderheiten des klinischen Befundes eingegangen. Jederzeit zugreifen: Der Inhalt des Buches steht Ihnen ohne weitere Kosten digital in der Wissensplattform eRef zur Verfügung (Zugangscode im Buch). Mit der kostenlosen eRef App haben Sie zahlreiche Inhalte auch offline immer griffbereit.

Elfenkuss

Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 9783641038670
Release Date: 2010-04-19
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Das Romantik-Highlight des Frühjahrs: Aprilynne Pikes faszinierende Fantasy Durchscheinend blau und weiß sind sie und erschreckend schön, die flügelartigen Blütenblätter, die der 15-jährigen Laurel eines Morgens aus dem Rücken wachsen. Gemeinsam mit ihrem neuen Freund David versucht sie, herauszufinden, was mit ihr geschieht. Doch erst als sie in dem verwunschenen Wald hinter ihrem Elternhaus auf den faszinierenden Tamani trifft, erfährt sie die unglaubliche Wahrheit: Laurel ist eine Elfe, die als kleines Kind zu den Menschen gesandt wurde, um das Tor nach Avalon zu beschützen. Sie weiß, am Ende wird sie sich entscheiden müssen: zwischen ihrem Leben als College-Mädchen und ihrer Bestimmung, vor allem aber zwischen dem attraktiven David und dem Frühlingselfen Tamani, dessen grüne Augen sie nicht mehr loslassen ...

Make Up Your Life

Author: Michelle Phan
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 9783864157523
Release Date: 2015-06-08
Genre: Health & Fitness

Hingerissen von Make-up ist Michelle Phan seit ihrem »ersten Mal«. Damals sah sie eine völlig andere Person im Spiegel und die Selbstsicherheit und die Schönheit, die ihr das Make-up gaben, begeisterten sie. Ihrer Leidenschaft folgend, begann Michelle, Make-up-Tutorials zu filmen und bei YouTube einzustellen. In nur einer Woche hatte sie für ein Video über 40?000 Klicks zusammen! Heute betreibt Michelle neben ihrem YouTube-Kanal eine eigene Make-up-Linie für L‘Oréal und verschiedene Websites. Sie hat eine weltweit wachsende Fangemeinde. In diesem Buch verrät sie nicht nur ihre wichtigsten Beauty- und Stylingtipps, sondern plaudert aus ihrem ganz persönlichen Nähkästchen über ihr Leben, über Beruf und Business, Online-Etikette und vieles mehr. Ein inspirierendes Buch für alle Mädchen und Frauen, die in jeder Hinsicht das Beste aus sich machen möchten.