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Author Habel, Norman C.

Title Powers, plumes and piglets : phenomena of Melanesian religion / edited by Norman C. Habel ; supported by a grant from the Charles Strong Memorial Trust
Published Bedford Park, S. Aust. : Australian Association for the Study of Religions, 1979


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Description vi, 234 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents The Gebeanda: a sacred cave ritual / Benjamin S. Gayalu -- The festival of the seventh month / Kerry Prendeville -- Tambu: traditional sacred wealth / Caspar G. ToVaninara --The Malangan cult of New Ireland / Franz Karun -- Conception and birth among the Makru-Mansuku / Patricia J. Crockett -- A female initiation rite of the Neigrie area / Cheryl Camp -- Traditional marriage among the Wassisi / Peter van Hees -- The traditional treatment of illness in the Kiripia area / Mark Kolandi -- Spirits and powers in Melanesia / Esau Tuza -- Death rites and beliefs about the journey of the soul among the Manam / Jim Franks -- Man facing death and after-life in Melanesia / Garry Trompf -- Magic as a process of social discernment / Patrick Gesch -- Sorcery, magic and the Mekeo world view / Michele Stephen -- Appreciating Melanesian Myths / Wendy Flannery -- Bona gene: the pig-kill festival of Numai (Simbu Province) / Jim Knight -- Heroes, journeys and change: themes in pre-colonial religious life in Papua New Guinea / Roderic Lacey
Analysis Melanesia - Religious life and customs - Addresses, essays, lectures
Melanesians - Religion
Notes Includes bibliographical references
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Ethnology -- Melanesia.
Melanesians -- Religion and mythology
Melanesians -- Religion.
Religion -- Melanesia.
Melanesia -- Religion.
Melanesia -- Religious life and customs.
Author Habel, Norman C.
Australian Association for the Study of Religions.
Charles Strong Memorial Trust.
LC no. 81153182
ISBN 0908083076