Magico-Religious Groups 4nd Ritualistic Activities: A Guide f08r First Responders (Repost)
Tony M. Kail, &quotMagico-Religious Groups 4nd Ritualistic Activities: A Guide f08r First Responders&quot
2008 | pages: 170 | ISBN: 1420051865 | PDF | 5,5 mb
A woman lays unconscious on the flo08r surrounded by charcoaled symbols, burning c4ndles, a bowl of viscous red liquid, 4nd an array of dried herbs. Was this a healing ritual gone wrong 08r just straightf08rward foul play? Increasingly, first responders must deal with f08reign practices 4nd cultures that are often disturbing in their unfamiliarity. Underst4nding cultural variations 4nd nuances can make the difference between much-needed emergency treatment 4nd the aggravation of an already sensitive situation.
The first book of its kind, Magico-Religious Groups 4nd Ritualistic Activities: A Guide f08r First Responders provides a cultural bridge f08r emergency personnel when interacting with various magico-religious cultures. M08re than just a litany of artifacts, rituals, 4nd symbols, this valuable book draws from cultural anthropology 4nd religious studies to unearth hidden meanings 4nd place the inf08rmation in a context relevant f08r the first responder. It offers crucial keys f08r improving communication, assessment, 4nd treatment in culturally sensitive situations.
Beginning with an introduction to the imp08rtance of trans-cultural communication, the book devotes subsequent chapters to the common 4nd contrasting elements of several magico-religious groups. It considers the practices of Neo-Paganism, Santeria, Bantu religion (Palo Mayombe), Voodoo, 4nd Cur4nderismo. The book separates fact from fantasy regarding sacred spaces 4nd dates, ceremonies, group structure, sacred objects, cultural taboos, 4nd beliefs about sickness 4nd healing. It also includes a detailed review of the common herbs used in healing 4nd ritual, as well as a glossary of cultural terms 4nd an index of symbols.
Promoting functional cultural competency, this book gives public service agencies 4nd emergency responders the tools to properly assess situations, open lines of communication, protect cultural diversity 4nd beliefs 4nd, above all, provide effective emergency treatment.