is dangerous , they believe , because some contain the quick - toanger souls of the departed . ... Tigers , as dominant , fearsome , nocturnal carnivores , are the animals most commonly associated with soul transfer .
Author: Jeffrey A. McNeely
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Social Science
In Soul of the Tiger, conservationists Jeffrey McNeely and Paul Sochaczewski draw on more than two decades of experience in Southeast Asia to examine the relationship between its people and animals. What, they wonder, has this relationship meant in the past? How is it changing, and what relevance might it have for the future? Combining sound scholarship with an engaging style, their fascinating and often humorous accounts reveal the vital connection between rural people and wildlife: between the Bornean farmer and the yellow wagtail, without whose arrival rice goes unplanted; between the wife in Papua New Guinea and her pigs, whose breeding rate determines when she gets a break from housework and when her husband goes to war; between the guards in Java's Ujung Kulon National Park and the rhinoceros, whose urine they collect as a cure for earaches. The authors identify four major ecocultural revolutions that have significantly altered the relationship between people and nature. They suggest that a fifth revolution, characterized by respect and understanding of the traditional knowledge and insight reflected in myth and memory, will enable modern society to develop nature conservation programs with a chance of lasting success.
Certainly , mediums tend to interact with head more often than heart souls of species . ... that manifest lower - portion spirits are associated with the tiger , the prototypical representative of the lower - portion soul concept .
Author: Marina Roseman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
Music and dance play a central role in the "healing arts" of the Senoi Temiar, a group of hunters and horticulturalists dwelling in the rainforest of peninsular Malaysia. As musicologist and anthropologist, Marina Roseman recorded and transcribed Temiar rituals, while as a member of the community she became a participant and even a patient during the course of her two-year stay. She shows how the sounds and gestures of music and dance acquire a potency that can transform thoughts, emotions, and bodies.
Tigers , which posed the greatest threat to small villages , were especially feared . In their native homelands the Hmong had ... Evil spirits could drag the soul into the jungle , where it might be transformed into a maneating tiger .
Author: Norma J. Livo
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Category: Social Science
Describes the culture of the Hmong people, and gathers some of their folk tales
They also reckoned the killer's soul was in danger from the tiger's soul if the man slept too soundly, so he was advised to sleep on an uncomfortable bed. And sometimes, among both Sema and Angami Nagas, when a man who had killed a ...
Author: Patrick Newman
Category: Social Science
Drawing on dramatic accounts by European colonials, and on detailed studies by folklorists and anthropologists, this work explores intriguing age-old Asian beliefs and claims that man-eating tigers and "little tigers," or leopards alike, were in various ways supernatural. It is a serious work based on extensive research, written in a lively style. Fundamental to the book is the evocation of a long-vanished world. When a man-eater struck in colonial times, people typically said it was a demon sent by a deity, or even the deity itself in animal form, punishing transgressors and being guided by its victims' angry spirits. Colonials typically dismissed this as superstitious nonsense but given traditional ideas about the close links between people, tigers and the spirit world, it is quite understandable. Other man-eaters were said to be shapeshifting black magicians. The result is a rich fund of tales from India and the Malay world in particular, and while some people undoubtedly believed them, others took advantage of man-eaters to persecute minorities as the supposed true culprits. The book explores the prejudices behind these witch-hunts, and also considers Asian weretiger and wereleopard lore in a wider context, finding common features with the more familiar werewolves of medieval Europe in particular.
“ If the lower animals have souls , their soul is as indivisible , as indestructible by second causes , as the soul of man : a simple substance can ... ultimate destination of the tiger was not to thirst for blood and live by carnage .
The soul is afraid but the fear is of the tiger . The soul is envious but the envy is of others ' good fortune . One way of explicating this relationship is by saying that it is because I am afraid when a tiger is present , that I ...
Author: Deborah J. Brown
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An important and original reading of Descartes' account of mind-body unity and his theory of mind.
Throughout southeast Asia and the Malay Peninsula , there are many tribal legends regarding the transference of identities and souls between tigers and men . In these areas , it is widely believed that a man - eating tiger captures its ...
Author: Lee Server
Outstanding color photos by some of the finest and most daring photographers introduce the reader to the nature, history, habitats, and various traits of some of the world's most fascinating wild creatures. The complex social rituals, physical characteristics of the subspecies, and details of each animal's daily existence provide an absorbing commentary awesomely illustrated.
The Stellar Sword took the thunder and lightning energy and stabbed into the translucent soul without hesitation. ... The original King of Black Tiger Tribe's soul was no longer complete, and his body was also half destroyed by the ...
Author: Feng Feiyang
I went to Rio to watch the Olympics, but unexpectedly, I met with a plane crash and landed on a deserted island. At the same time, I landed on a desert island with a few beautiful celebrities ...
Ride the Tiger presents an implacable criticism of the idols, structures, theories, and illusions of our dissolute age examined in the light of the inner teachings of indestructible Tradition.
Author: Julius Evola
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Julius Evola’s final major work, which examines the prototype of the human being who can give absolute meaning to his or her life in a world of dissolution • Presents a powerful criticism of the idols, structures, theories, and illusions of our modern age • Reveals how to transform destructive processes into inner liberation The organizations and institutions that, in a traditional civilization and society, would have allowed an individual to realize himself completely, to defend the principal values he recognizes as his own, and to structure his life in a clear and unambiguous way, no longer exist in the contemporary world. Everything that has come to predominate in the modern world is the direct antithesis of the world of Tradition, in which a society is ruled by principles that transcend the merely human and transitory. Ride the Tiger presents an implacable criticism of the idols, structures, theories, and illusions of our dissolute age examined in the light of the inner teachings of indestructible Tradition. Evola identifies the type of human capable of “riding the tiger,” who may transform destructive processes into inner liberation. He offers hope for those who wish to reembrace Traditionalism.