Author: Robert Farris ThompsonPublish On: 2010-05-26
This landmark book shows how five African civilizations—Yoruba, Kongo, Ejagham, Mande and Cross River—have informed and are reflected in the aesthetic, social and metaphysical traditions (music, sculpture, textiles, architecture, ...
Author: Robert Farris Thompson
This landmark book shows how five African civilizations—Yoruba, Kongo, Ejagham, Mande and Cross River—have informed and are reflected in the aesthetic, social and metaphysical traditions (music, sculpture, textiles, architecture, religion, idiogrammatic writing) of black people in the United States, Cuba, Haiti, Trinidad, Mexico, Brazil and other places in the New World.
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House , 1983 ...
Author: Kimberly Wallace-Sanders
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Traces the evolution of the black female body in the American imagination
The beast lunged at them as a flash of white light made them vanish. Yori then
remembered that a flash of black light made her mom vanish when the Devil took
her away—so she wondered what a white flash meant. I launched my Spirit ...
Author: Justin Carawan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A human from Earth and a demon from Demontia- two very different people with the same ultimate God-given destiny - protect Earth from Satans destructive power by using power granted to them by God. They will have to fight dangers both foreign and domestic from their hometown in Scranton, North Carolina to the allied country of China and even into the depths of Hell itself. Along the way, they make incredible allies and take on terrifying tasks. But, as long as they trust in Gods judgment, nothing will be impossible.
The answer is provided by the flash of insight which unexpectedly descends from
the heavens and surfaces from the dark realm of the subconscious. In a flash of
insight, we begin to understand the ironic twist. We come to know that we made ...
Author: Pamela Eakins
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Illustrated with the Tarot of the Spirit deck painted by Joyce Eakins. Centered on the Qabbalistic Tree of Life, this symbolism clearly explores the Minor Arcana as a representation of the four components of life: spirit, emotion, intellect, andbody; while it reveals the Major Arcana to be the keys to our emotional response patterns to the symbolic universe in which we live. Includes seven monthly meditations, individual readings, and layouts.
Farris Thompson's 1983 Flash of the Spirit.14 Art history rather than history, Flash of the Spirit traced the continuity in form between Yoruba, Kongo, Dahomean,
Mande, and Ejagham visual cultures, on the one hand, and their respective
Author: John Parker
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.
The Holy Spirit in a flash of light is all in one the same. God by another name
good, truth, holy, what is in a name! The Spirit, of God is always the same. Never
doubt the way of the word. Listen to the light. Believe every word, for some of this
Author: Leslie Jerry Williams
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
About the author, who makes no claim of greatness, to fortune or fame! Except what I hold dear in the service of my God, the Father, and my Lord, the Son of God, Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. I hold no brotherhood with religion, except to Christ. So I call myself Christian. As I believe in the Spirit of the most High God and the Christ Child, Jesus. The One that says, "Truly I say, My Father and I are one." Proclaim the "Good News" and praise the Holy Spirit that tells His word, just what and when to write. I spent my life as a Master Mariner, a Captain in the United States Merchant Marines. Along the way of life, I guess you could say Jesus called me to be a fisher of men. He gave me a wife, to help spread vision and insight into the Holy Bible, of then and now. What the Scripture points to, in the here and now. To make us aware of the Great Storm of the then and now! To point direction to the Son, Jesus is the way. The Father wants us all to come home. 2 Peter 1:20-21 2 Timothy 3:16 What more need I say. God Bless You
Twice John says that the Spirit remains on Him. This descent of the Spirit is no flash of inspiration for a few moments. The Spirit has taken up His permanent
home in the Son. Thus, Jesus baptizes those who believe, who receive Him, and
Author: Roger Fredrikson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.
Illumination is often likened to a flash of light. Some creative individuals have
spoken of a flash of real light, others, of an event appearing as suddenly as a
beam of light cutting through the darkness when somebody turns on a flashlight.
Author: Gottlieb Guntern
Publisher: University Press of America
The author demonstrates the tremendous impact of the Mongol Empire, the Silk Road, and the medieval Muslim golden age on the origin of the European Renaissance. --Book Jacket.
A Spirit is Born As they were about to move again, a flash of lightning revealed
what seemed like hundreds of tribesmen moving in on them. Was it just their
imagination, or what? Then in front of them came the Wabibi, as several spears
Author: Allen Haas
The night before he left his beloved New York on his latest journey, he dreamt of many strange things. Max awoke in a cold sweat. He knew this was an omen, an omen relating to what? With the purchase of a venerable scroll from double-crossing Arabian bandits nearly complete, Max William York, the adventurous director of a New York consulting firm, will have to use all of his knowledge to escape with the aged parchment-and his life. Max's journey to discover the meaning of the scrolls takes him and his cohorts from the Sahara Desert to the heart of Australia, where an encounter with an aborigine tribe leads to lives taken in self-defense. In retaliation, Max and his party are hunted by a thousand wrathful tribesmen. While Max is fleeing for his life during a fierce storm, he takes refuge in a tree. Through a quirk of Mother Nature and a spectacular lightning storm, Max is reborn an aborigine "spirit" and instantly gains respect from the tribe. No longer hunted, Max and the tribe learn from each other the unrestricted value of visions, faith, life, and death. But will they ever learn the precious secret of the scroll?
Readers interested in Santeria and Vodu will find Flash of the Spirit: African and
Afro- American Art and Philosophy by Robert Farris Thompson (1983) and La
otra ciencia: el vodu domini- cano como religion y medicina populares (The other
Author: Leonore Loeb Adler
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Health & Fitness
Examines traditional and modern healing systems in many different cultures around the world and shows how cultural beliefs and attitudes play a significant role in both development and illness and the process of healing.
The Spirit of African American Yard Work Grey Gundaker, Professor Grey
Gundaker, Judith McWillie ... Be attracted , to the spiritual flash of mirrors or of
beetle wings or of kaolin , in Kongo , and of mirrors , tinfoil , light bulbs , silver
balls , and ...
Author: Grey Gundaker
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Category: Social Science
"Focusing primarily, though not exclusively, on the southeastern United States, the book examines works ranging from James Hampton's well-known Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly (now part of the Smithsonian collection), to several elaborately decorated yards and gardens, to smaller-scale acts of commemoration, protection, and witness. The authors show how the artful arrangement and adornment of everyday objects and plants express both the makers' own experiences and concerns and a number of rich and sustaining cultural traditions. They identify a "lexicon" of material signs that are frequently and consistently used in African American culture and art and then show how such elements have been used in various individual works and what they mean to the practitioners themselves."--BOOK JACKET.
Yes ! though forbidden be every word Wherewith that Spirit the Alps hath.stirr'd ,
Yet even as a buried stream through earth ... Topes in her quivering voice awoke
, As if a harp of battle spoke ; Light , that seem'd born of an eagle's nest , Flash'd ...
Author: Robert Farris ThompsonPublish On: 2010-06-23
In this generously illustrated book, world-renowned Yale art historian Robert Farris Thompson gives us the definitive account of tango, "the fabulous dance of the past hundred years–and the most beautiful, in the opinion of Martha Graham ...
Author: Robert Farris Thompson
Category: Performing Arts
In this generously illustrated book, world-renowned Yale art historian Robert Farris Thompson gives us the definitive account of tango, "the fabulous dance of the past hundred years–and the most beautiful, in the opinion of Martha Graham.” Thompson traces tango’s evolution in the nineteenth century under European, Andalusian-Gaucho, and African influences through its representations by Hollywood and dramatizations in dance halls throughout the world. He shows us tango not only as brilliant choreography but also as text, music, art, and philosophy of life. Passionately argued and unparalleled in its research, its synthesis, and its depth of understanding, Tango: The Art History of Love is a monumental achievement. From the Trade Paperback edition.
So I kept the mysterious sighting to myself. if I told someone I saw a spirit flash
from a graveyard at the speed of light I would be taken to an asylum especially
1961. Today it probably would be know as a hoax or some people would say you
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Can Facts be defined as fiction too theoretical? This has been debated since the beginning of time. I confessed to have been blessed to experienced the most miraculous ordeal in which science could never explain. The fact is I am a living proof of those formidable occurrences and I conclude that only the powers of a God could account for it.
... till they were at length obstructed by a fence ; one of the party dismounted , and
having made an opening , the rest past through into a small orchard . In a
moment afterwards , the barking of a dog , and immediately succeeding , the flash of a ...
The silence that followed the flash-of-lightning inquiry was blindingly pervasive. It
was then followed by the thunderous cacophony ofhundreds ofvoices echoing
what I hadjust asked. An ominous presence of stillness seized the electrified ...
Author: Paul Pacific
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Spirit Within is a treasure map that will illuminate a path for the reader to travel on an inner journey of spiritual self-discovery. It is not our physical self that was created in the image and likeness of God but our Soul or Spirit Within. Learning how to connect with your Spirit Within or True Self is a treasure far beyond any riches you could ever imagine. Get quiet, focus within, and ask yourself. Is this book for me? You will know the answer from a subtle feeling or knowing within you. Whether you choose to read on or not as long as you are heeding the advice or your own Spirit Within, you can never lose your way. True intuition is a brief, consciously aware, connection with God through your Spirit Within. IT is never wrong. True Inspiration is the consciously aware ability to access and maintain this same connection at deeper levels and for longer periods of time. Great Masters of all disciplines demonstrate this connection at the highest of levels. Anyone who performs at a much higher level than their peers, have a deeper or stronger level connection Within compared to those below them. There are many levels and durations of this connection, some are stronger or deeper than others. Occasionally someone will display a once in a lifetime feat or performance never to be duplicated by them again. Everyone has this innate ability within themselves. When someone learns how to access this connection at deeper levels miracles can and DO happen. Each and every one of us can consciously learn how to develop and use this God force because we are eternally connected to IT. As an inspirational and motivational speaker, Paul Pacific relays all-true, dramatic encounters and profound moments, from tears of joy and sadness to circumstances which witnesses stated bordered on the miraculous. From a variety of personal stories, the latest scientific evidence, and a host of other well documented areas, the author explains how and why, we are Spiritual Beings choosing to have a human being experience. Paul also presents simple and practical guidelines on how to personally and consciously connect to your own Spirit Within.
He stopped to look at all that was around him. He thought to himself of all the
things his forefathers had discovered before him, and now he, Jay Sparrow, had
discovered this place. Suddenly he saw a flash of light coming from somewhere
Author: Ernest Conley
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Jay Sparrow wants more from life than just being an Indian. He wants success, and that means going into the white man’s world. Instead, he finds betrayal and defeat. Returning to his native Canada he begins a quest to find the real Jay Sparrow. This is the story of Jay’s adventure into the wilds of Canada to discover himself and, in the process, he finds violence, death, love and the spirits of his people. All in a place few men know existed.
Flash of the Spirit : African and Afro - American Art and Philosophy , see
Rhythmic Textiles , pages 207 - 23 . New York : Random House , 1983 . “ The Flash of the Spirit : Haiti ' s Africanising Vodon Art , " in Haitian Art , by Ute Stebich
Author: Roland L. Freeman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Looks at the wide variety of roles that quilting plays in African American life, including physical, spiritual, cultural, and historical roles
Roster, Philip M. “The Rapper as Shaman for a Band of Dancers of the Spirit; 'U
Can't Touch This'.” The Emergency of Black and the ... Flash of the Spirit: African
and Afro-American Art and Philosophy. New York City: Vintage Books, 1983.
Author: Monica R. Miller
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Social Science
Now a global and transnational phenomenon, hip hop culture continues to affect and be affected by the institutional, cultural, religious, social, economic and political landscape of American society and beyond. Over the past two decades, numerous disciplines have taken up hip hop culture for its intellectual weight and contributions to the cultural life and self-understanding of the United States. More recently, the academic study of religion has given hip hop culture closer and more critical attention, yet this conversation is often limited to discussions of hip hop and traditional understandings of religion and a methodological hyper-focus on lyrical and textual analyses. Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the Terrain provides an important step in advancing and mapping this new field of Religion and Hip Hop Studies. The volume features 14 original contributions representative of this new terrain within three sections representing major thematic issues over the past two decades. The Preface is written by one of the most prolific and founding scholars of this area of study, Michael Eric Dyson, and the inclusion of and collaboration with Bernard 'Bun B' Freeman fosters a perspective internal to Hip Hop and encourages conversation between artists and academics.