The Forest of Symbols: Aspects of Ndembu Ritual

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Cornell University Press, 1967 - History - 405 pages
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Collection of 10 articles previously published on various aspects of ritual symbolism among the Ndembu of Zambia; p.83-4; brief mention of C.P. Mountford on Aboriginal colour symbolism; Primarly for use in cultural comparison.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Symbols in Ndembu Ritual
19
Ritual Symbolism Morality and Social Structure among
48
A Problem in Primi
59
The Liminal Period in Rites
93
Taxonomy versus Dynamics
112
Muchona the Hornet Interpreter of Religion
131
The Rite of Circumcision
151
Themes in the Symbolism of Ndembu Hunting Ritual
280
Lunda Medicine and the Treatment of Disease
299
Index
395
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About the author (1967)

Victor Turner (1920-1983) was professor of religion and anthropology at the University of Chicago. He authored many books, including The Forest of Symbols: Aspects of Ndembu Ritual, Dramas, Fields, and Metaphors: Symbolic Action in Human Society, and Revelation and Divination in Ndembu Ritual, all published by Cornell.

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