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Resource Tag ritual

The Spell of the Sensuous

Animal tracks, word magic, the speech of stones, the power of letters, and the taste of the wind all figure prominently in this intellectual tour de force that returns us to our senses and to the sensuous terrain that sustains…

Archives of Conjure

In Afrolatinx religious practices such as Cuban Espiritismo, Puerto Rican Santería, and Brazilian Candomblé, the dead tell stories. Communicating with and through mediums’ bodies, they give advice, make requests, and propose future rituals, creating a living archive that is coproduced…

Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter

Eleusis

The Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the center of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. Looking at the tendency to “see visions,” C. Kerenyi…

The Emerald Forest

American Bill Markham (Powers Boothe) has taken his family to the jungles of Brazil, where he has been hired to design a dam. Unexpectedly, a native tribe abducts his son, Tommy (Charley Boorman). Bill spends an entire decade looking for…

Finding the Gold Within

In Finding the Gold Within, filmmaker Karina Epperlein follows six young men as they enter their first year of college. Each has personal circumstances to overcome as he works to escape the straitjacket of contemporary stereotypes, and each has participated…

The Scapegoat Complex: Shadow and Guilt

An in-depth study of victim psychology based on historical ritual dreams, mythology and case material. Shows that scapegoating is a way of denying one’s own dark side by projecting it onto others. “The term scapegoat is applied to individuals and…

Violence and the Sacred

Violence and the Sacred is René Girard’s landmark study of human evil. Here Girard explores violence as it is represented and occurs throughout history, literature and myth. Girard’s forceful and thought-provoking analyses of Biblical narrative, Greek tragedy and the lynchings and…

Wampum Keeper

The Wampum Keeper is an historical novel set in 1651 in the Niagara region of present-day Ontario and New York State. It chronicles the fortunes of a Chonnonton wampum keeper and his family when an Iroquois League army attacks their…

A Man Called Horse

Depicts individual undergoing a sacrificial ritual to enact a myth, that isthe overcoming of the ego for the service of the tribe. Directed by Elliot Silverstein. Starring Richard Harris. “In 1825, an English aristocrat is captured by Native Americans. He…

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