Download file to see previous pages...
He then lights a candle and places it on the floor in the center of the room, and shook his sacred rattle, commanding . The grating sound of the rattle draws all attention and he recites a ritual sometimes to the audience and sometimes whispered in the ear of the deceased. Soon he straddles the corpse and orders the gros-bon-ange to come out. When the gros-bon-ange comes out the priestess cuts tufts of hair from the head of the deceased which are sealed in a clay jar and later placed next to his body and buried with him.
The spirit gros-bon-ange then roams among the family members and enters one of their bodies. This family member goes into a trance and tells everyone good bye one by one. The family member is then released from his trance and the gros-bon-ange then moves away to enter heaven (OGorman, 2008). They believe the body is then just an empty tomb that no longer holds any essence of the person who was there before.
The final ritual at the end of the sequence of events is the breaking of a large clay jar. The jar is beaten into pieces and then buried. The clay jar represents the body because they believe that they body is made of clay and water and it is beaten to represent the cruelty of taking someone away from their life with their community. Finally it is buried and every single fragment is assured to be in the same place for burial.
The Haitian people are encouraged not to have sorrow over the loss of this family member or friend as they believe this soul is soon born into the body of a new baby. Therefore there is reason to celebrate and not morn. However, it is of course difficult to do this and many times they will go to the celebration whaling at one minute and laughing and dancing at another.
Catholicism and vodum are a necessary part of Haitian existence. God and the Saints of the Church and loas the ancestral spirits of Africa on the other. For Haitians, the
...Download file to see next pagesRead More
There are many types of evaluation studies that can be done. This paper will discuss what should be considered when doing an evaluation study as well as identify the stakeholders involved in the study.
The first thing that needs to be considered is whether there is a reason to do the evaluation.
This is a positive and strong enabler, because a female who do not want to undergo circumcision have a legal protection. But this may increase illegal unsafe performance conduct by unqualified people which can be more harmful.
Long term studies conducted to measure the
The world Health Organization (WHO) recommends to breastfeed up to two years with six months exclusive breastfeeding.
Although the benefits of breastfeeding are well defined and highly recommended by medical professionals, considerable proportion of child bearing women
government machinery, especially policemen are trying to enforce the Sharia Laws, perhaps against the wishes of the people and this could adversely affect opinion of the free world of belief that Indonesian government believes in human rights and its just enforcement in this
There are no current laws in the United States that either endorse or discourage the use of English as the only spoken language. Since there are no legal restrictions, the Company may pursue this rule, especially a
owing nexus among humans – between the king and his vassals, between spouses between each other, between parents and their children, siblings among themselves- brothers and sisters, acquaintances among themselves and so on.
Under South Korean tenets, the males have the upper
The sub-constructs of the Purnell model that have been used in relation to health practitioners are perceptions of practitioners, folk practitioners and gender and health care Religious practices.
In 2009, the Malaysian