world religion 3201 -- unit one

Topics: Indigenous Australians / Pages: 9 (2021 words) / Published: Jan 16th, 2014
Religious Impulse - the universal urge to believe in something beyond ourselves.

Credo - a philosophy or a set of beliefs.

Ethnicity - a person’s origins, race, or culture, but not necessarily his or her religion.

Totems - a projective entity in the form of an animal, natural object, or plant.

Oracy - the ability to express oneself fluently in speech and to understand a spoken language.

Elder - a person venerated for age and wisdom.

Spiritual - concerned with sacred or religious things, related to the human spirit or soul.

Ethics - a system of morals; rules for human conduct.

Animism - the attribution of a living soul to plants, animals, inanimate objects, and natural phenomena.

Vision quest - the process of purifying and fasting in order to be sensitive to a vision or voices that might guide a person; a sacred ceremony.

Shaman - medicine man or spiritual leader.

False Face Society - is a respected Iroquois group whose members are knowledgeable in the natural powers of herbs, and who perform ritual prayers.

Reconciliation - the Canadian government issued the statement of reconciliation in which it formally expressed its profound regret for past actions. It also included an action plan to help with healing for residential school students, to improve health conditions, and to speed up land claims.

Gaiwaio (Good Message) - the Good Message has 2 main themes. The first part contains a prophecy of impending disaster if people do not mend their ways. The second part states that only those who do not repent and change will suffer and perish and go to the House of the Punisher, who is the brother of the Creator. There are over 130 messages.

Tree of the Universe - the morning dance or Wabeno is performed around this tree every spring in southern Ontario.

Sweat Lodge - It renews the soul and helps to regain focus. The sweat lodge cleanses both the physical and spiritual body. Under the direction of a shaman, who is both a

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