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Hence, the invaders [Europeans] have dictated the religio-politico-socio-economic trend in the whole world, and various terminologies such as savagism, juju, fetishism, animism, magic, paganism, heathenism and ancestral worship have emerged to belittle African spirituality.
Chen because of the link with ancestral worship and reverence, a key cultural expectation of a Peranakan family.
Engaging former kings through the precepts and practices of ancestral worship is of particular significance for a set of reasons.
When I married my husband, I left the Iban traditional beliefs and followed my husband's ancestral worship.
Previously, like many countries in Asia Buddhism among the Chinese was mixed with ancestral worship, and some observances and beliefs that educated people would easily brand it as superstitious.
The most vivid illustration of these dynamics is an examination of the significance of balanced, gender-salient power in traditional and contemporary healing practices based on ancestral worship and spirituality.
Designed to make interpretation even more accessible to all visitors, the 200 objects featured throughout the renovated galleries are organized along five thematic areas of Asian art: The Archaeology of China: Ancestral Worship and Chinese World Order; Buddhism: The Religious Bridge of East Asia; The Literati Culture and Zen Aesthetics; The New National Identity and Urban Culture of Japan; and East Meets West.
The bronze vessel and lid - known as a fangjia - were made for use in ancestral worship or sacrificial ceremonies in Shang Dynasty China.
Zionism, a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship, is the predominant religion in rural areas.
Jean DeBernardi examines the strategies adopted by Chinese Christians in Singapore and Malaysia in participating in non-Christian rituals such as ancestral worship, funeral rites, and exorcistic rituals.
Like Santeria in Cuba or Shango in Trinidad, ancestral worship, spirit possession, drumming and dance, ritual ceremonies, offerings of appeasement or praise, and complicated obeah (loosely, witchcraft) recipes for dealing with the vicissitudes of daily life (ridding one's house of evil, attracting a mate, avenging a neighbour's transgression, finding a source of income, correcting a child's waywardness) are elements central to Comfa.
Ancestral worship is, indeed, the core symbolism of the majority of court rites.
Feelings also incorporates notions of ancestral worship on the cover.
As such, many artifacts come from a spiritual context, in dance or other ceremonial or ancestral worship, or have a practical use, such as a water jug or plate.