Some objects predominate , and stone beads were the most abundant : 2
spherical beads , 2 helicoidal beads , and 36 beads in various forms carved from
greenstone in offering 34 ; 4 plant - shaped beads , 10 helicoidal beads (
grouped in 2 ...
Author: Leonardo Lόpez Lujan
Publisher: UNM Press
In doing so he relied on diverse data and several analytical techniques to determine such things as the exact date when the offerings were buried, the gods to whom they were dedicated, the festivals in which the gifts were made, and the meanings of the materials and their spatial distribution."--Jacket.
STONE OFFERING-PLACES. THE peoples of Indonesia place offerings upon
graves or on sacred stones, or on altars specially made, either of stone or wood
for the purpose. It is the aim of this chapter to collect and examine the accounts of
Author: W. J. Perry
Publisher: Manchester University Press
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"And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the
children of Israel: "Six of their names on one stone, and the other six names of the
rest on the other stone, according to their birth. "With the work of an engraver in
Author: Henry W. Soltau
Publisher: Solid Christian Books
His teaching was remarkable, not only for its clearness and depth, but also for its close adherence to Scripture, thus proving how much he lived in communion with God. The great central truths of Salvation through the cross of Christ, and of the Second Coming of the Lord, were ever present to his mind, and pervaded all his teaching. Fearless in his denunciation of what he believed to be error; intensely solemn in his warnings of the power and the consequences of sin; an unflinching standard-bearer of the gospel of God's grace, and yet most tender in ministering the truth of God to stricken ones—he was the means of strengthening the hands of many a feeble one, and of preserving from the snares of the adversary many of God's people.
That which is prepared for the burnt offerings shall be distributed among [all
those who perform service in the temple, ... the priests, and the scribes ...] [The
last two lines are much mutilated, but they seem to have contained an order from
Author: E. A. Wallis Budge
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Fascinating account of great linguistic detective story — discovery of Stone, history of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics; work of Young, Champollion, other scholars; much more. 23 photographs. Bibliography.
In temples for the first two, the only person who is depicted offering or performing
other rituals is the reigning king. ... The stone doorway regularly marks the main
ground for laying offerings in wealthy nonroyal offering places over the tomb ...
Author: Stephen Quirke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers a stimulatingoverview of the study of ancient Egyptian religion by examiningresearch drawn from beyond the customary boundaries of Egyptologyand shedding new light on entrenched assumptions. Discusses the evolution of religion in ancient Egypt – abelief system that endured for 3,000 years Dispels several modern preconceptions about ancient Egyptianreligious practices Reveals how people in ancient Egypt struggled to securewell-being in the present life and the afterlife
One of the houses, the sanctuary proper, contained a stone bench, which
probably served for holding cult-objects and votive offerings, and a stone offering
-table. Great pithoi served to collect the offerings. A small terracotta figure of a
bull (not ...
Author: George Hill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A rich, varied history of conquerors and colonizers which recognizes the centrality of Cyprus to the Mediterranean world.
One large stone was tenoned into the east wall, indicating that the wall was
under construction when the offering was deposited. With the body and the two
offerings sealed under stones, the upper levels of the construction were begun,
the first ...
Author: Terence Grieder
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Among the vast treasures discovered in Peru since its conquest by Pizarro, only a small fraction has been excavated scientifically. The Art and Archaeology of Pashash is an account of the discovery and excavation of one of the richest Pre-Columbian burials ever scientifically excavated in Peru. The tomb and its offerings unearthed at Pashash, in the northern Andes, provide new perspectives on the cultural meaning of Andean funerary treasure. About A.D. 500 the flexed body of an aristocrat was wrapped in cloth and set in a small tomb sealed by a heavy stone. Three separate offerings were put in place during the construction of the funerary temple above the tomb. Near the body were placed about fifty large gold pins with elaborately sculptured heads, the most important set of Peruvian metalwork scientifically recorded in context. Decorated pottery also accompanied the body. Beneath the doorway to the temple chamber above the tomb a second offering was placed, composed of vessels modeled as jaguars, snakes, and dragonlike combinations of the two, with other fine pottery, unfired clay bowls, and stone bowls. The images in this offering represented the theology of a shamanistic religion. A third offering of broken ritual vessels was placed in the earth fill just before the temple floor was built. This collection of several hundred works of art found together and dated by radiocarbon, related to a stratigraphic sequence for the site as a whole, makes possible a unique history of the art of this highland Andean region. Grieder describes the phases of development and the symbolism of the previously little-known Recuay style of pottery and attributes many works to individuals, illuminating the role of artists and their relations with their patrons. Among the author's discoveries is evidence of the use of potters' wheels and lathes to make ceramic and stone vessels and ritual objects, reversing the long-held contention that these tools were unknown in Pre-Columbian America. The Art and Archaeology of Pashash will be valuable to specialists in Andean archaeology as well as to those interested in the art and culture of Pre-Columbian America.
Stone offerings, that is, stones stood on end or piled into cairns, are established
in honor of local genii or mountain gods.98 Rivers and lakes also are venerated,
while springs, as occurs universally, receive oblation in exchange for their use in
Author: Michael York
Publisher: NYU Press
In Pagan Theology, Michael York situates Paganism—one of the fastest-growing spiritual orientations in the West—as a world religion. He provides an introduction to, and expansion of, the concept of Paganism and provides an overview of Paganism's theological perspective and practice. He demonstrates it to be a viable and distinguishable spiritual perspective found around the world today in such forms as Chinese folk religion, Shinto, tribal religions, and neo-Paganism in the West. While adherents to many of these traditions do not use the word “pagan” to describe their beliefs or practices, York contends that there is an identifiable position possessing characteristics and understandings in common for which the label “pagan” is appropriate. After outlining these characteristics, he examines many of the world's major religions to explore religious behaviors in other religions which are not themselves pagan, but which have pagan elements. In the course of examining such behavior, York provides rich and lively descriptions of religions in action, including Buddhism and Hinduism. Pagan Theology claims Paganism’s place as a world religion, situating it as a religion, a behavior, and a theology.
Together these springs and stones represent nearly 60 percent of the shrines in
the Relation de las huacas. ... For example, elaborate offerings were made at
Guaracince (Ch. 2:1), a flat area in the Temple of the Sun, to prevent earthquakes
Author: Brian S. Bauer
Publisher: University of Texas Press
The ceque system of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire, was perhaps the most complex indigenous ritual system in the pre-Columbian Americas. From a center known as the Coricancha (Golden Enclosure) or the Temple of the Sun, a system of 328 huacas (shrines) arranged along 42 ceques (lines) radiated out toward the mountains surrounding the city. This elaborate network, maintained by ayllus (kin groups) that made offerings to the shrines in their area, organized the city both temporally and spiritually. From 1990 to 1995, Brian Bauer directed a major project to document the ceque system of Cusco. In this book, he synthesizes extensive archaeological survey work with archival research into the Inca social groups of the Cusco region, their land holdings, and the positions of the shrines to offer a comprehensive, empirical description of the ceque system. Moving well beyond previous interpretations, Bauer constructs a convincing model of the system's physical form and its relation to the social, political, and territorial organization of Cusco.
I thought it was the most wonderful offering. ... Remember not to litter (and that
includes ribbon-tying), but you could leave natural offerings such as carved
pieces of ... Stone-lore How about offering special stones at your sacred site?
Look out ...
Author: Jacky Newcomb
Publisher: Hachette UK
Angel Blessings takes you on a journey guided by the angels and reveals how to bring their blessings into your life and into your home. In this beautifully illustrated guide, angel expert Jacky Newcomb reveals magical angel projects to try, along with affirmations, visualizations and her amazing true-life angel stories to help you communicate with angels and experience their healing love.Each chapter includes real-life angel encounters, and details affirmations, visualizations, meditations and rituals to help you connect with the angelic realm. There are fun things to make and do to work with angels including making angel scrolls, setting up an angel altar and writing your own angel blessings to keep or send to loved ones. You will learn to connect with angels and create the special ambiance that helps your angels bring messages to you.
It is the one with which I begin all new relationships with a stone or group of
stones. I like it because it is simple ... While doing so, imagine your breath to be
an offering of yourself into relationship with the stone being. Next, inhale, drawing
Author: Robert Simmons
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Often dubbed the "crystals bible," this comprehensive reference guide to the spiritual and healing qualities of 455 sacred stones has become the go-to book for looking up the properties of gems and minerals. Each entry includes vivid color photographs for each stone to aid identification and to showcase its beauty, as well as listing its scientific information, its element and chakra correspondences, and the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of each stone. Illustrated by gorgeously lit, clear color photos to aid quick identification, the book offers an illuminating alphabetical journey through the mineral kingdom, stone by stone. This new edition of The Book of Stones, the best-selling guide to some of Earth's most beautiful natural objects, is revised to include 76 new entries. The book begins with two introductory chapters detailing advice by authors Naisha Ahsian and Robert Simmons on how to work with crystals and stones--including the concept of crystal resonance and the scientific observation that living organisms (such as ourselves) are liquid crystalline structures. Each entry begins with the stone name and photo, plus its elemental and chakra correspondences, as well as keywords that indicate its properties. Next comes a description of the crystal structure, hardness, history, and known locations of each mineral, plus any relevant legend or lore from the past. Each author then offers their own take and personal insights on the subtle energy properties and spiritual applications of the stone. The entries conclude with summaries of the spiritual, emotional, and physical healing qualities of the stone, and an affirmation for evoking its potential benefits. The book's presentation is straightforward enough to make it an excellent introduction for beginners, yet the level of detail and the depth of research make it an invaluable resource for the most experienced stone practitioners.
We will discuss more formal offerings and exchanges for stone later, but for now it
is enough that you honor the earth with a simple thank you. If you have your
stone and have expressed your gratitude, it is time to return home. If the answer
Author: Tom Crockett
A fresh new approach to tapping into our own creativity, using the images and artifacts of our dreams. Getting inspired is one of the toughest parts of being an artist, whether we're a beginner or a seasoned professional. But as Tom Crockett shows us in this new book, finding ideas for our artwork is easier than we think. By simply exploring the images of our sleeping and waking dream states, we can discover a wealth of ideas and inspiration that are more authentic and powerful because they reveal our underlying spiritual self. Recognizing the importance of allowing our spiritual side to infuse our art and the fulfillment this can bring, Tom Crockett has created a program to teach us all, no matter what level of artistic experience we have, how to bring art and spirit into one. The four different types of creative expression Crockett has identified--Finding, Arranging, Altering, and Making--open up artistic options for everyone, even for those of us who cannot yet imagine that we have the ability to create art. Filled with personal anecdotes from the author's creativity workshops and practical, easy-to-implement advice for tapping into our hidden creativity, The Artist Inside teaches us: how to access the dreaming world to heighten creativity that we can create in each piece of artwork a temporary home for the spirit how creating a spiritual path can energize us and increase our intuitive capacity When the process of making art is guided by the inner vision of our sleeping and waking dream states, we connect with something larger than ourselves and rediscover that creativity can be both a spiritual path and an important life tool.
Consecratedto thesedeities, the stones are them honey, blood, other sacrificial
offerings. “fed”by offering and These stonesorotanesare said to hold vital energy
called ashé,and are the locus of the powerofthe orishasordeities associatedwith ...
Author: Lyn Di Iorio Sandín
A collection of essays that explores magical realism as a momentary interruption of realism in US ethnic literature, showing how these moments of magic realism serve to memorialize, address, and redress traumatic ethnic histories.
Similarly, the sacred stone might be a rocky ledge, or a single stone, which,
because of its unique position, became an object of worship. Moreover, a special
stone ... called a masseb'a. Sometimes offerings were placed upon natural
Author: Tor Andrae
Originally published in 1936. This volume discusses the Islamic faith in the perspective of the ancient Arabian monotheism and its similarities with Christianity and Judaism. The similarities not only in dogma, but also in the ritual of Nestorian Christianity are discussed as well as an interpretation of Mohammed’s religious personality.
There are two types of rites: 1) obsequies, and 2) anniversaries. The first eight-
day obsequies after death are simple food and water offerings to a symbolic
stone (Shila rupa) collected from the place of cremation. Ninth and tenth day
rituals are ...
Author: M. K. V. Narayan
Publisher: Fultus Corporation
The book is a review of Hindu mythology, religious practices, iconography, marriage customs and music exploring possible linkages with Indian societal evolution and modern science.