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Nova Religio (2013) 16 (4): 35–62.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the top of the head and the divine embodiment of personal destiny. Introduced to Lucumí from a branch of Brazilian Candomblé on the initiative of an eminent ritual specialist and scholar, Ori and the sacred object called igba orí are increasingly seen as vehicles for individual and collective...
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Nova Religio (2012) 16 (1): 36–60.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Heather Shirey Strings of beads made of plastic, glass or clay are the most common and visible material representations of the Candomblé orixás (deities) in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. At the most basic level, Candomblé beads are symbolic representations of the orixás . When they are consecrated...
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Nova Religio (2012) 16 (1): 5–12.
Published: 01 August 2012
... devotional arts Yoruba Yoruba American Yoruba religion altars shrines beads orixa beads Candomblé diasporic religion African religion in the Americas Ogun African Religions and Art in the Americas Katherine Smith ABSTRACT: This print symposium of Nova Religio is devoted to African religions and...
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Nova Religio (2012) 15 (4): 13–35.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Steven Engler This article argues that scholarship on Umbanda (a distinctively Brazilian hybrid of Candomblé, Kardecist Spiritism, and popular Catholicism, with romanticized indigenous elements) manifests certain limitations that lead to insufficient emphasis on the religious tradition's internal...