Rites and Symbols of Initiation: The Mysteries of Birth and Rebirth, Volume 10
First published 1958; preparation of sacred ground, separation from women; Kurnai initiation mystery; tooth avulsion Yuin, Murring & Waradjuri, initiatory ordeals, symbolic death, tossing of novices (Arunta), throwing fire; bullroarers & circumcision, symbolism of subincision; female initiation Arnhem Land; Kunapipi cult & ritual exchange of wives; medicine men, initiatory death, Arunta, Unmatjera and Western Desert tribes; use of magical substances, quartz crystals, pearl shell, spirit snakes; Asiatic influence apparent; Melanesian mummification; comparisons with Indian & Tibetan yogis; many authors quoted; bibliography.
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INITIATION MYSTERIES IN PRIMITIVE RELIGIONS
THE INITIATORY ORDEALS
FROM TRIBAL RITES TO SECRET CULTS
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