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  • He was one of the founders of the study of " Psychical Research," and his other writings on anthropology include The Book of Dreams and Ghosts (1897), Magic and Religion (1901) and The Secret of the Totem (1905).

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  • This tribe may legally marry within the totem, but always avoids such unions.

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  • Among the Caribs a like social order prevailed; indeed, their family system is identical with the totem system of North American Indians.

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  • Each spirit, as it quits its nanja or natural haunt to enter the mother, drops a churinga, a slab of stone or wood marked with the child's totem and containing its spirit attributes.

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  • Each spirit, as it quits its nanja or natural haunt to enter the mother, drops a churinga, a slab of stone or wood marked with the child's totem and containing its spirit attributes.

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  • The warrior painted the story of conflicts on his robe only in part, to help him recount the history of his life; the Eskimo etched the prompters of his legend on ivory; the Tlinkit carved them on his totem post; the women fixed them in pottery, basketry, or blankets.

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  • All belonged to the same totem or totemic class, and might be scattered throughout the tribe, though subject to the same marriage laws.

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  • These rites are common in North America, but are worked by members of gilds or societies, not by totem kins.

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  • The cult of the serpent is found in many parts of the Old World; it is also not unknown in America; in Australia, on the other hand, though many species of serpent are found, there does not appear to be any species of cult unless we include the Warramunga cult of the mythical Wollunqua totem animal, whom they seek to placate by rites.

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  • Thus in Australia the initiation ceremonies, concerned as they partly are with marriage, always an affair between the kin-groups, are tribal, whilst the totemic rites are the prime concern of the members of the totem clans.

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  • Most of the magic is worked (Intichiuma in Arunta) by the members of each totem kin or group for the behoof of the totem as an article of food supply.

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  • There is said to be but one exception to the rule that marriage must be contracted outside the totem name.

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  • This immortal House had been somewhat lowly on the immortal totem pole, evidenced by the fact it was a third the height of most of the others.

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  • This was naturally found in the non-human member of the totem-kin - the totem animal; in a sense, therefore, the god died for his people.

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  • 239), between the whole of the kinship group, whether adult or not; and, moreover, nowhere are rites found which are intended to strengthen the union between a man and his totem by means of the blood bond, unless we include the aberrant totemism of the Arunta (Spencer and Gillen, Native Tribes of Central Australia, 167), who eat their totems in order to gain magical powers of increasing the stock of the totem animal.

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  • The carved totem posts of the Haida, standing in front of the heavily framed houses, or at a little distance from them, represent the coats of arms of the respective families of the tribes and generally exhibit designs treated in a bold and original manner, highly conventionalized but always recognizable in their purport by any one familiar with the distinctive marks of the animal forms portrayed.

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  • All or nearly all of these were at one time totem animals among one or another of the Semitic tribes, and were not eaten because primitive men will not eat animals between which and themselves and their gods they believe a peculiar tie of kinship to exist.

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  • Such abstinences as the above, though based on taboo, that is, on a reluctance to eat the totem or sacred animal, are yet ascetic in so far as they involve much self-denial.

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  • In place of the goat or fawn a bear might have been expected, but the choice may have been influenced by the animal totem of the tribe into whose hands the ritual fell.

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  • The son of an Australian male, whose kin or totem name is Crane, takes, in many tribes, his mother's kin-name, Swan or Cockatoo, or whatever it may be, and the same is a common rule in Africa and America among races who rarely remember their great-grandfathers.

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  • Among all these tribes religion now takes another line, the belief in a supernormal race of Titanic beings, with no superior, who were the first dwellers on earth; who possessed powers far exceeding those of the medicine-men of to-day; and who, in one way or another, were connected with, or developed from, the totem animals,vegetables and other objects.

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  • All the Baganda belong to one or other of twenty-nine clans, or " Bika, " which are named after and have as totem familiar beasts, birds, fish or vegetables.

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  • (vi.) In secret societies we find bodies of men grouped together with a single tutelary animal; the individual, in the same way, acquires the nagual or individual totem, sometimes by ceremonies of the nature of the bloodbond.

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  • At the death of a man, his widows passed to his brother of the same totem class.

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  • There is also a " totem " system still in vogue.

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  • In the Christian religion, especially where animal sacrifices, together with the cult of totem or holy animals, have been given up, it is usual to hallow the oil used in ritual anointings with I lyrical fantasia in one Sarah Bernhardt, whi and original of mode unity, persistent purp in a measure the tra he wrote his Sogno Gioconda; in the sue contemporary politic probably through th allusions in some of i {1901), a perfect r and emotion, magnifi most authoritative It first real although not to the Italian theatre.

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  • His great opponent (for the eternal dualism comes in) is Khanukh, who is a wolf, and the ancestor or totem of the wolf-race of men as Yehl is of the raven.

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  • While she'd been one of the original Guardians to escape the immortal world with Damian, she'd also been at the bottom of the totem pole, once the Guardians in the mortal world rallied around their White God.

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  • Bourke, Snake-Dance of the Moquis (1884), p. 180 seq.; see Frazer, Totem.

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  • Robertson Smith considers the sacrifices offered to the wolf-Zeus in Arcadia to have been originally cannibal feasts of a wolf-tribe, who recognized the wolf as their totem.

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  • At that age, he was relatively low on the immortal totem pole, though his obvious wealth indicated he had powerful connections somewhere.

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  • While she'd been one of the original Guardians to escape the immortal world with Damian, she'd also been at the bottom of the totem pole, once the Guardians in the mortal world rallied around their White God.

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  • This immortal House had been somewhat lowly on the immortal totem pole, evidenced by the fact it was a third the height of most of the others.

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  • The connection between a man and his totem is mutually beneficent.

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  • The Priests of most have little hierarchy, unless the totem animal is strongly hierarchical such as the wolf.

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  • In front of the building on the extreme left, a 32 ft high Canadian totem pole can be glimpsed through the trees.

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  • Museum Without Walls stands as both totem and architectural model, creating a contemporary primitivism from cultural refuse.

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  • Pass native fishing villages and forested slopes; set foot on ice-age glaciers, visit gold rush settlements and parks of totem poles.

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  • sleek as a seal, toned and tanned, Giorgio Armani is a walking totem of his own global success.

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  • To the offbeat syncopation Snyder is dancing like an indian around a totem pole.

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  • totem of many tribes.

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  • The Aborigines were divided into clans; each clan had a totem to identify itself by.

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  • Each figure appears with an animal totem at his feet.

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  • The pole displayed the tribal totem at the top.

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  • Among the Gaelic peoples it was a powerful totem of many tribes.

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  • And look what happened to the foxhunting Bill: a political totem that made too many people too angry over absolutely bugger all.

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  • totem pole can be glimpsed through the trees.

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  • totem animal.

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  • totem signs to the Center.

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  • totem poles are a characteristic feature of Pacific coast Indian Art.

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  • totem meals " .

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  • The electron microscope made this possible by playing the role of a " laboratory totem " for a growing tribe of molecular biologists.

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  • Carve your own piece of a stone beach totem pole - learn how to use stone carving tools using special ' soft blocks ' .

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  • We have a park down town and everyone in the school made a totem poles for it and we made clay tiles.

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  • In front of the building on the extreme left, a 32 ft high Canadian totem pole can be glimpsed through the trees.

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  • All belonged to the same totem or totemic class, and might be scattered throughout the tribe, though subject to the same marriage laws.

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  • There is said to be but one exception to the rule that marriage must be contracted outside the totem name.

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  • This tribe may legally marry within the totem, but always avoids such unions.

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  • At the death of a man, his widows passed to his brother of the same totem class.

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  • This was naturally found in the non-human member of the totem-kin - the totem animal; in a sense, therefore, the god died for his people.

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  • The god, the victim and the human group are regarded as of the same kin; the animal (totem) is the earlier form of the god; the deity was originally female, for under matrilineal rules the mother alone is of kin to her children, but, with the rise of descent in the male line, the god was transformed into a male.

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  • 239), between the whole of the kinship group, whether adult or not; and, moreover, nowhere are rites found which are intended to strengthen the union between a man and his totem by means of the blood bond, unless we include the aberrant totemism of the Arunta (Spencer and Gillen, Native Tribes of Central Australia, 167), who eat their totems in order to gain magical powers of increasing the stock of the totem animal.

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  • Marillier further argues that if, on the other hand, there was no bond between god and people but that of the common meal, it does not appear that the god is a totem god; there is no reason why the animal should have been a totem; and in any case this idea of sacrifice can hardly have been anything but a slow growth and consequently not the origin of the practice.

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  • There is also a " totem " system still in vogue.

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  • All the Baganda belong to one or other of twenty-nine clans, or " Bika, " which are named after and have as totem familiar beasts, birds, fish or vegetables.

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  • The warrior painted the story of conflicts on his robe only in part, to help him recount the history of his life; the Eskimo etched the prompters of his legend on ivory; the Tlinkit carved them on his totem post; the women fixed them in pottery, basketry, or blankets.

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  • (See Morgan, Tables of Consanguinity, Smithsonian Contributions, xvii.) The Eskimo have a regular system of animal totem marks and corresponding gentes.

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  • Among the Caribs a like social order prevailed; indeed, their family system is identical with the totem system of North American Indians.

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  • (See Serpent, below.) (v.) One of the most widely found modes of showing respect to animals is known as totemism (see Totem And Totemism), but except in decadent forms there is but little positive worship; in Central Australia, however, the rites of the Wollunqua totem group are directed towards placating this mythical animal, and cannot be termed anything but religious ceremonies.

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  • (vi.) In secret societies we find bodies of men grouped together with a single tutelary animal; the individual, in the same way, acquires the nagual or individual totem, sometimes by ceremonies of the nature of the bloodbond.

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  • The cult of the serpent is found in many parts of the Old World; it is also not unknown in America; in Australia, on the other hand, though many species of serpent are found, there does not appear to be any species of cult unless we include the Warramunga cult of the mythical Wollunqua totem animal, whom they seek to placate by rites.

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  • It is therefore not surprising to find that many peoples on the lower planes of culture respect and even worship animals (see Totem; Animal Worship); though we need not attribute an animistic origin to all the developments, it is clear that the widespread respect paid to animals as the abode of dead ancestors, and much of the cult of dangerous animals, is traceable to this principle.

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  • At a higher stage the spirits of dead kinsmen are no longer unfriendly, nor yet all non-human spirits; as fetishes (see Fetishism), naguals (see Totem), familiars, gods or demi-gods (for which and the general question see Demonology), they enter into relations with man.

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  • He was one of the founders of the study of " Psychical Research," and his other writings on anthropology include The Book of Dreams and Ghosts (1897), Magic and Religion (1901) and The Secret of the Totem (1905).

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  • The carved totem posts of the Haida, standing in front of the heavily framed houses, or at a little distance from them, represent the coats of arms of the respective families of the tribes and generally exhibit designs treated in a bold and original manner, highly conventionalized but always recognizable in their purport by any one familiar with the distinctive marks of the animal forms portrayed.

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  • Bourke, Snake-Dance of the Moquis (1884), p. 180 seq.; see Frazer, Totem.

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  • All or nearly all of these were at one time totem animals among one or another of the Semitic tribes, and were not eaten because primitive men will not eat animals between which and themselves and their gods they believe a peculiar tie of kinship to exist.

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  • Such abstinences as the above, though based on taboo, that is, on a reluctance to eat the totem or sacred animal, are yet ascetic in so far as they involve much self-denial.

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  • Thus in Australia the initiation ceremonies, concerned as they partly are with marriage, always an affair between the kin-groups, are tribal, whilst the totemic rites are the prime concern of the members of the totem clans.

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  • Robertson Smith considers the sacrifices offered to the wolf-Zeus in Arcadia to have been originally cannibal feasts of a wolf-tribe, who recognized the wolf as their totem.

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  • In the Christian religion, especially where animal sacrifices, together with the cult of totem or holy animals, have been given up, it is usual to hallow the oil used in ritual anointings with I lyrical fantasia in one Sarah Bernhardt, whi and original of mode unity, persistent purp in a measure the tra he wrote his Sogno Gioconda; in the sue contemporary politic probably through th allusions in some of i {1901), a perfect r and emotion, magnifi most authoritative It first real although not to the Italian theatre.

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  • In place of the goat or fawn a bear might have been expected, but the choice may have been influenced by the animal totem of the tribe into whose hands the ritual fell.

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  • The son of an Australian male, whose kin or totem name is Crane, takes, in many tribes, his mother's kin-name, Swan or Cockatoo, or whatever it may be, and the same is a common rule in Africa and America among races who rarely remember their great-grandfathers.

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  • Among all these tribes religion now takes another line, the belief in a supernormal race of Titanic beings, with no superior, who were the first dwellers on earth; who possessed powers far exceeding those of the medicine-men of to-day; and who, in one way or another, were connected with, or developed from, the totem animals,vegetables and other objects.

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  • Most of the magic is worked (Intichiuma in Arunta) by the members of each totem kin or group for the behoof of the totem as an article of food supply.

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  • These rites are common in North America, but are worked by members of gilds or societies, not by totem kins.

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  • His great opponent (for the eternal dualism comes in) is Khanukh, who is a wolf, and the ancestor or totem of the wolf-race of men as Yehl is of the raven.

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  • Pass native fishing villages and forested slopes; set foot on ice-age glaciers, visit Gold Rush settlements and parks of totem poles.

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  • Sleek as a seal, toned and tanned, Giorgio Armani is a walking totem of his own global success.

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  • To the offbeat syncopation Snyder is dancing like an indian around a totem pole.

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  • Among the Gaelic peoples it was a powerful totem of many tribes.

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  • The Aborigines were divided into clans; each clan had a totem to identify itself by.

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  • Each figure appears with an animal totem at his feet.

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  • The pole displayed the tribal totem at the top.

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  • And look what happened to the foxhunting Bill: a political totem that made too many people too angry over absolutely bugger all.

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  • The priest may use a bonus dice in all attempts to interact with their totem animal.

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  • Once you have parked, follow the totem signs to the Center.

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  • Totem Poles are a characteristic feature of Pacific coast Indian Art.

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  • We celebrate our worship and our guilt in " totem meals ".

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  • The electron microscope made this possible by playing the role of a " laboratory totem " for a growing tribe of molecular biologists.

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  • Carve your own piece of a stone beach totem pole - learn how to use stone carving tools using special ' soft blocks '.

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  • We have a park down town and everyone in the school made a totem poles for it and we made clay tiles.

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  • By achieving your degree, you will be able to rise up the career totem pole and work in the job that best suits you and your skills.

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  • This degree can help you achieve your goals of rising up the career totem pole.

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  • Day Two - Ketchikan: Dock at this fishing village and check out the waterfront houses built on stilts, the upscale gold stores and the totem poles.

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  • Ketchikan: The city is brimming with Native American culture including totem poles, museums, and more.

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  • To many Native American cultures, the dragonfly is an animal totem which embodies wisdom, enlightenment and the spirit of change.

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  • Shamanic Chinese masks derive from the tradition of totem worship in early Chinese culture.

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  • The cultures associated with exorcising masks lived south of the Yangtze River and incorporated shamanic rituals and totem worship into their culture.

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  • The series premiere garnered 4.9 million viewers, carrying the CW further up the network television totem pole.

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  • The beliefs he came to know and believe have spurred him on to spend over twenty years of his life transforming himself into his totem animal, a tiger.

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  • As a totem animal, the dolphin is a reminder that play is a crucial part of the balance of life.

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  • If you're considering a new tattoo, the delicate yet powerful hummingbird may be the perfect totem for you.

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  • Love: In some cultures of Central America, the hummingbird is a love totem.

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  • The projects include such things as totem bags, a beaded journal, necklaces, pins, mandalas, icons and headbands.

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  • You can make totem poles from paper towel tubes.

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  • Marillier further argues that if, on the other hand, there was no bond between god and people but that of the common meal, it does not appear that the god is a totem god; there is no reason why the animal should have been a totem; and in any case this idea of sacrifice can hardly have been anything but a slow growth and consequently not the origin of the practice.

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