28 terms

Anthropology final 2

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rites of passage
marks transition from one identity to another
liminal
they are in between two stages
bon religion
interconnection between men and nature
shamanistic
is a religious person that can speak to spirits
anamistic
part of the landscape is bound into their religion because they were thought to have spirits in them.
synchretic
reconciliation or fusion of differing systems of belief, as in philosophy or religion, especially when success is partial or the result is hetergenous
gender pluralism
the existence within a culture of multiple categories of feminity, masculinity, and blurred genders that are tolerated and legitimate
berdache
a blurred gender category, usually referring to a person who is biological male but who takes on a female gender role.
ritual
patterned behavior that has t do with the supernatural realm
sacrifice
a ritual in which something is offered to the supernaturals
dukka
all life is suffering, it is a sense of unease or a sense of not always being quite fulfilled
samsara
is the cycle of life, death, and rebirth
reincarnation
is dying and then coming bask as something that you weren't in your previous life
karma
what goes around comes around, it is the idea that if you behave with good passion you will have good karma and vise versa
ahimsa
is to live without harm
impermanence
is everything is consistently changing
lungta
is just luck that the mountain gods give to you
mantra
religious syllable or poems used as spiritual conduits, words and vibrations
sky burial
giving the limbs to the birds, they take a body and prepare it and lay it out on a hillside and birds will come and eat the flesh. Giving your body away is your last act of compassion
myth
stories about supernatural forces and beings
khatag scarves
are scarves that people wear to mean different things, like white scarves mean honoring those of higher and lower status and interconnectedness. black scarves represent and end of relationship
mandala
is a large sand painting
selective perception
is seeing only what you want to see, it is a way to deal with bad things
magic
compel supernatural forces and beings to act in certain ways
law of similarity
if you do ritual acts on an object that is like something else you are then acting on the ting that it is like
tribute
is a gift, payment, declaration or other payment of gratitude
templo mayor
there are two temples, the god of water, and the god of war
chinampa
are fields that they build and they would plain corn in, and outline with trees