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A tradition is a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past. (wikipedia)
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- Wikipedia: A tradition is a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past. Common examples include holidays or impractical but socially meaningful clothes, but the idea has also been applied to social norms such as greetings. Traditions can persist and evolve for thousands of years?the word "tradition" itself derives from the Latin tradere literally meaning to transmit, to hand over, to give for safekeeping. While it is commonly assumed that traditions have ancient history, many traditions have been invented on purpose, whether that be political or cultural, over short periods of time. Various academic disciplines also use the word in a variety of ways.
- Aition - An origin myth is a myth that purports to describe the origin of some feature of the natural or social world. One type of origin myth is the cosmogonic myth, which describes the creation of the world.
- Folklore - Folklore is the expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group. These include oral traditions such as tales, proverbs and jokes.
- Perennial philosophy - Perennial philosophy, also referred to as Perennialism and perennial wisdom, is a perspective in modern spirituality that views each of the world's religious traditions as sharing a single, metaphysical truth or origin from which all esoteric and exoteric knowledge and doctrine has grown.
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- Large West African Dahomean Vodoun www
Large site created by an African-American Priestess, African Dahomean Vodoun, to initiate others across the diaspora. Site features both Dahomean Vodoun and Mami Wata traditions of West Africa, with articles on these and other ATRs in Benin, Togo, and Ghana; bibliography; links to related pages. West African Dahomean Vodoun.
- Originally The Ga Homowo Festival by A.B. Quartey-Papafio www
Originally published in the Journal of the African Society, Homowo Festival by A.B. Quartey-Papafio, Vol. 19, in 1919, this essay describes the religious customs of the Ga people of Ghana as they existed independently of Roman Catholic influence. The Ga Homowo Festival by A.B. Quartey-Papafio.
- In Voodoo in Benin, 1996 www
In 1996 the government of Benin declared that Voodoo and other ATRs (practiced by about half of the population) are officially recognized religions on a par with Islam and Christianity, Benin, 1996, and gave ATR its own national holiday, January 10. Voodoo in Benin, 1996.
- By The African Experience of God through the Eyes of an Akan Woman www
By Mercy Amba, African Experience of God through the Eyes of an Akan Woman, an article in Cross Currents, the journal of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life. The African Experience of God through the Eyes of an Akan Woman.
- Ancestor Ancestors as Elders in Africa by Igor Kopytoff www
Ancestor cults loom large in the anthropological image of Africa, Elders in Africa by Igor Kopytoff, but only certain dead with particular structural positions are worshipped as ancestors; this paper presents a study of ancestor and elder veneration among the matrilineal Suku of south-western Congo (Kinshasa). Ancestors as Elders in Africa by Igor Kopytoff.
- An Man and the Gods in Yoruba Art www
An exhibit of Yoruba religious art, and the Gods in Yoruba Art, with brief explanations of the iconography of the deities depicted. Man and the Gods in Yoruba Art.
- An Modern Egyptian Ritual Magick www
An attempt to modernize the ancient Egyptian religious systems for the benefit of the contemporary mystic and occultist. Modern Egyptian Ritual Magick.
- An Circle of the Sacred Spirits www
An educational site about the teachings and worship of Aset (Isis) Ancient Egypt, the Sacred Spirits, and other deities. Circle of the Sacred Spirits.
- Brings Wim van Binsbergen - African Religion www
Brings together many articles which Wim van Binsbergen has written over the years in the fields of the anthropology and intercultural philosophy of African religion. Wim van Binsbergen - African Religion.
- Information Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers - Mission in Africa www
Information about the missionary group working in Tanzania, Fathers & Brothers - Mission in Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Namibia. Members of the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America. Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers - Mission in Africa.
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