Children Of The Earth Goddess

Author: Roland Hardenberg
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110532883
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The whole world is changing with incredible speed towards something radically new, yet people across the globe also show resistance to the forces that homogenize our lives. This book deals with a community that has found its niche in the remote Niamgiri mountain range of Odisha (India) and is struggling to preserve its way of life: the Dongria Kond. In recent years, they made the headlines as the real “Avatars” because they successfully fought a multinational company’s plans to mine the mountains. From the perspective of the Dongria Kond, these mountains are the seat of gods, and the whole environment is animated by spiritual forces. This highly complex cosmic order includes humans and non-humans and rests on a divine law (niam). This book captures the viewpoint of the Dongria Kond and provides deep insights into their vision of the world. It offers elaborate accounts of how the Dongria relate to the outside world, conceive of their own society and engage in complex rituals in order to (re-)establish the cosmos. The book confronts the reader with radically different imaginings of familiar human concerns: love, fertility, wealth, status and well-being.
Children of the Earth Goddess
Language: en
Pages: 709
Authors: Roland Hardenberg
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-18 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

The whole world is changing with incredible speed towards something radically new, yet people across the globe also show resistance to the forces that homogenize our lives. This book deals with a community that has found its niche in the remote Niamgiri mountain range of Odisha (India) and is struggling
Childhoods in South Asia:
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Behera, Deepak Kumar (ed)
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Pearson Education India

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Children of the Sun
Language: en
Pages: 341
Authors: Elizabeth Manson Bahr
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-11 - Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

Children of the Sun is an epic retelling of the Conquest of Mexico from the Aztec point of view, and a breath-taking story of courage and loyalty, treachery and deceit. Peopled with a huge cast of characters from the agonised Emperor himself and his headstrong daughter to the enigmatic conquistador
Kielmeyer and the Organic World
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Lydia Azadpour, Daniel Whistler
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-10 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Carl Friedrich Kielmeyer (1765-1844) was the 'father of philosophy of nature' owing to his profound influence on German Idealist and Romantic Naturphilosophie. With the recent growth of interest in Idealist and Romantic philosophy of nature in the UK and abroad, the importance of Kielmeyer's work is being increasingly recognised and
Casting the Circle
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Diane Stein
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-17 - Publisher: Crossing Press

Learn how to create a sacred space and use ritual for empowerment in everyday life, with this classic from Diane Stein.