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This apparent incongruity arises from differences in cosmology and epistemology. Western tradition distinguishes religious thought and action as that whose ultimate authority is supernatural—which is to say, beyond, above, or outside both phenomenal nature and human reason.
In most indigenous worldviews there is no such antithesis. Plants and animals, clouds and mountains carry and embody revelation. Even where native tradition conceives of a realm or world apart from the terrestrial one and not normally visible from it, as in the case of Antithesis toronto Iroquois Sky World or the several underworlds of Pueblo cosmologies, the boundaries between these worlds are permeable.
The ontological distance between land and sky or between land and underworld is short and is traversed in both directions. Instead of encompassing a duality of sacred and profane, indigenous religious traditions seem to conceive only of sacred and more sacred.
Spirit, power, or something akin moves in all things, though not equally. For native communities religion is understood as the relationship between living humans and other persons or things, however they are conceived.
Diversity and common themes Because religions of this kind are so highly localized, it is impossible to determine exactly how many exist in North America now or may have existed in the past.
Distinct languages in North America at the time of the first European contact are often estimated in the vicinity ofwhich linguists have variously grouped into some 30 to 50 families.
Consequently, there is great diversity among these traditions. By contrast, the Koyukon universe is notably decentralized.
Ravenwhom Koyukon narratives credit with the creation of human beings, is only one among many powerful entities in the Koyukon world. He exhibits human weaknesses such as lust and pride, is neither all-knowing nor all-good, and teaches more often by counterexample than by his wisdom. A similarly sharp contrast is found in Navajo and Pueblo ritual.
Most traditional Navajo ceremonies are enacted on behalf of individuals in response to specific needs. Most Pueblo ceremonial work is communal, both in participation and in perceived benefit, and is scheduled according to natural cycles.
Still, the healing benefits of a Navajo sing naturally spread through the families of all those participating, while the communal benefits of Pueblo ceremonial work naturally redound to individuals. Instead, it may be useful to consider the broad characteristics that pertain to the religious lives of many indigenous North American communities.
In the Native American experience, place is important, and religious practices are often localized. The importance of place is revealed in the beliefs of the Menominee, who use local geography to explain the origin of their people, and the Iroquois, whose longhouses are understood as microcosms of the universe.
Moreover, traditional knowledge, passed on orally across the generations, maintains the memory of visible and invisible inhabitants of a place.
Access to some kinds of knowledge, however, is restricted. Actions, words, and thoughts are understood in many traditions to have power in the world. Some knowledge may be considered so powerful and dangerous that a process of instruction and initiation is required for those who will use it.
Participation is more important than belief. Arguments about doctrinal truth are largely absent from most native North American religious traditions.to measure up to this mayor and his community (5 minute read) The municipal elections are behind us and the rush of community spirit that leads up to elections has subsided, so now is a good time for reflection and self-assessment.
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