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Amy Binning

tsunamis or storms. Still more are interred at Auschwitz-Birkenau in a project titled “Planting Seeds of Healing.” These tsha-tshas have all been shaped and distributed by one community of Nyingma Tibetan Buddhists based in Berkeley, California. They have

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Recursivity and the Self-Reflexive Cosmos

Tricksters in Cuban and Brazilian Spirit Mediumship Practices

Diana Espírito Santo

whose spirit works with the expert in achieving his magical ends, be it healing or provoking mishap. Palo witchcraft is feared for its effectiveness, not just because it is premised on work with the ‘materialized’ and morally pliable dead, but because

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Avoiding Poison

Congolese Refugees Seeking Cosmological Continuity in Urban Asylum

Georgina Ramsay

until being resettled in Australia that the obstructive effects of poisoning—the illness of being unable to sleep and eat well—were resolved for Nela and her family. There was no specific act of healing that resolved these effects of poisoning, according

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Sami Schalk

) revolves around the healing of McKenna’s broken ankle and her getting back to gymnastics. However, in a subplot McKenna visits a horse riding center for people with disabilities in an attempt to support Josie’s dream of riding a horse. McKenna discovers

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Experiencing Anticipation. Anthropological Perspectives

Christopher Stephan and Devin Flaherty

. Imaginative Horizons: An Essay in Literary-Philosophical Anthropology . Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press . Csordas , T. 1997 . The Sacred Self: A Cultural Phenomenology of Charismatic Healing . Berkeley, CA : University of California Press

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Jessica McCall

burst from them. A beautiful, healing laughter that washed away the poison of Iago’s words. ‘Oh God, Hero,’ Beatrice said, reaching out and grabbing one of Hero’s hands. ‘I know,’ Hero agreed. ‘Me too.’ Beatrice pulled Hero into a tight hug, suddenly

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Their Journey to Triumphant Activism

14 Young Women Speak Out

Nokukhanya Ngcobo

my father would blame me for the argument.” Of school she says, “I would feel some sort of healing … because I felt love and freedom there” (52). Another moving theme in this collection concerns the effects of death in the family. For some writers the

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Editorial

In Memoriam Rabbi Dr Lionel Blue OBE, 6 February 1930–19 December 2016

Rabbi Jonathan Magonet

things which they can use for the growth of goodness within them, and for the well-being of others. Through gay people God heals some of the divisions of the world. The difficulties and rejections, which gays experience transcend the division of race

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Kuang-Yi Ku

enhancement is called yi xing bu xing (以形補形), which means that an ill person can consume an animal organ or part to nourish or heal the corresponding or similarly shaped human organ or body part. For instance, eating pig liver is good for our liver. The

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Calm Vessels

Cultural Expectations of Pregnant Women in Qatar

Susie Kilshaw, Daniel Miller, Halima Al Tamimi, Faten El-Taher, Mona Mohsen, Nadia Omar, Stella Major, and Kristina Sole

healers) and interviews. Secondary participants provided additional material on Qatari pregnancy, birth and loss. Husbands and family members (particularly sisters and mothers) were interviewed, as were health professionals and religious leaders. The data