The Forest of Symbols: Aspects of Ndembu Ritual

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Cornell University Press, 1967 - Social Science - 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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Victor Turner is formerly of the University of Virginia.

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