Magico-Religious Groups and Ritualistic Activities: A Guide by Tony M. Kail

By Tony M. Kail

a lady lays subconscious at the flooring surrounded by way of charcoaled symbols, burning candles, a bowl of viscous pink liquid, and an array of dried herbs. was once this a therapeutic ritual long gone fallacious or simply basic foul play? more and more, first responders needs to take care of overseas practices and cultures which are usually traumatic of their unfamiliarity. knowing cultural diversifications and nuances could make the variation among much-needed emergency therapy and the aggravation of an already delicate state of affairs.
the 1st ebook of its style, Magico-Religious teams and Ritualistic actions: A advisor for First Responders offers a cultural bridge for emergency body of workers while interacting with numerous magico-religious cultures. greater than only a litany of artifacts, rituals, and emblems, this precious e-book attracts from cultural anthropology and spiritual stories to unearth hidden meanings and position the knowledge in a context appropriate for the 1st responder. It deals an important keys for making improvements to verbal exchange, evaluation, and remedy in culturally delicate situations.
starting with an creation to the significance of trans-cultural conversation, the e-book devotes next chapters to the typical and contrasting parts of a number of magico-religious teams. It considers the practices of Neo-Paganism, Santeria, Bantu faith (Palo Mayombe), Voodoo, and Curanderismo. The booklet separates truth from fable relating to sacred areas and dates, ceremonies, staff constitution, sacred items, cultural taboos, and ideology approximately ailment and therapeutic. it is also an in depth assessment of the typical herbs utilized in therapeutic and formality, in addition to a word list of cultural phrases and an index of symbols.
selling practical cultural competency, this ebook provides public provider organisations and emergency responders the instruments to correctly determine events, open traces of communique, safeguard cultural variety and ideology and, specifically, supply powerful emergency treatment.

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