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Thursday, October 30, 2008

"Revitalization Movements

frequently begin after an individual receives direct messages from the spirit world telling him or her to convey divine teachings to the community. Referred to as prophets, such individuals become the conduits for communication between the spirit world and ordinary people. Essentially, the messages point out how people have become demoralized by straying from the right path and abandoning their traditional values and ethics. Although external forces may be causing people's suffering, the people themselves contribute to their troubles. The prophets teach that people must return to traditional ways, stressing the values of hospitality or civility, generosity, cooperativeness, and solidarity with relatives and community members. Leaders of revitalization movements proselytize others, always seeking to enlarge the community of followers and establish a network of believers."

-Cultural Anthropology, Nancy Bonvillain

"Main Entry: preach
1: to deliver a sermon
2
: to urge acceptance or abandonment of an idea or course of action ; specifically : to exhort in an officious or tiresome mannertransitive verb
1
: to set forth in a sermon <preach the gospel>
2
: to advocate earnestly <preached revolution>3: to deliver (as a sermon) publicly4: to bring, put, or affect by preaching <preached the…church out of debt — American Guide Series: Virginia>

preach·er noun"

-Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Online

2 comments:

rick said...

hi. this is rick. i sent you guys a song of mine? have you received it?? it was like two weeks ago...:( remember me? i really like bjork! if anyone out there hasn't listened to her you need to NOW!!! :(I)

Conor said...

ray and i are currently listening to all the submissions (yeah we got yours, thank you for sending it) while he's out in pittsburgh working on this new le rug EP.

the deadline was nov 1st for submissions so we'll be picking and talking to acts shortly after that.

peace!