From within the uniqueness of the calendrical
hour, we experience an event of illumination that transforms our self-understanding.
It is considered one of the most important calendrical
rituals in Chiang Mai (Sommai and Amphay 1992).
Departing from these views, Boone sees this section as a cosmogony, beginning with a sort of "big bang" and ending with the kindling of primordial fires in association with calendrical
Females either are excluded from these calendrical
ceremonies or are limited to an ancillary role.
Moreover, thinking this relation allows a counterpoint to emerge that underscores the debasement of a calendrical
conception of time by modernity, how '[t]he triumph of chronology--of the line--leads us to desire a simple circle' (214).
In order to develop a historical perspective, Coffin identifies a perception of calendrical
time and its relation to historical narrative as a seminal point of understanding, and argues that the linguistic choices made to represent such concepts as the sequencing and segmenting of time are key to historical understanding.
At the heart of this intricately researched and beautifully produced volume, a nonfiction finalist for the 2008 Kiriyama Prize, are seventy-two brief (one- to six-page) essays in the relaxed and unstructured Japanese zuihitsu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] style, one for each five-day period identified in an ancient Chinese almanac that influenced the Japanese notion of calendrical
Subsequent chapters detail the reform of time, including the Lord's Day, days of fasting, and calendrical
customs, as they relate to the growing Evangelical reform movement.
It is not possible to conclude that one or the other calendrical
system is accurate.
So pervasive and central is this belief in spirits that some scholars describe Santal religion as "bongaism." (2) The Santal calendrical
rites, seasonal festivals, and sacrificial rituals serve as concrete instruments for maintaining a right relationship with the spirits that pervade the universe as well as for ensuring societal stability and personal well-being.
Among the dance styles represented at the festival were Greek Syrtos, presented by members of the Orchesis Center for Dance and Movement in Bayridge, Brooklyn; Jewish calendrical
Celebratory dances; Levantine Debkeh of Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria taught by Sheren Attal, director of the Arab American Association's Salem Debkeh youth troupe; a traditional wedding Sherpa dance from Himalayan Nepal introduced by the United Sherpa Association; Swedish children's dances by Karin and Peter Norrman of the Swedish Folkdancers of New York; American square dance led by a master caller for Brooklyn's Al'e'Mo Squares Square Dance Club; and African American ring-shout from the Gullah Islands taught by Brooklyn dancer Angela Gittens.