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Christian Traditions

Sin Eating:

The term sin-eater refers to a person who, through ritual means, would take on by means of food and drink the sins of a household, often because of a recent death, thus absolving the soul and allowing that person to rest in peace. In anthropology, and the study of folklore, sin-eating is classified as apotropaic ritual[1] and a form of religious magic. Sin-eater

http://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Sin-Eater-Doctors-Reflections-ebook/dp/B008B2XX26

The death rituals in Tana Toraja (Sulawesi)

= christian + animistic inspired

(see also: field guide to flying saints)

als de dode naar buiten werd gedragen, dan werd er nog eens een cirkel mee gedraaid zodat hij zeker de weg naar huis niet meer terug zou vinden
christian_traditions.txt · Last modified: 2014/11/27 21:02 by barbara.raes