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Aboriginal pentecostalism : a study of changes in religion, North Coast, N.S.W

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Aboriginal pentecostalism : a study of changes in religion, North Coast, N.S.W
Title
Aboriginal pentecostalism
Title remainder
a study of changes in religion, North Coast, N.S.W
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Subject
Summary
Based on field work in 1954 at Tabulam, Woodenbong, Casino, Lismore, and Cabbage Tree Island; covers the Bandjalang tribal area and deals with dialects, former religious beliefs, myths, ceremonies, initiation, totems, sacred places, magic, medicine man; describes field techniques used; effect of missions; the Pentecostal cult - baptism, conversion, marriage, death; services and social gatherings; social effects of cult; morality; theology and dogma
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Calley, Malcolm John Chalmers
Dissertation note
Thesis - M. A. - University of Sydney, 1955
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  • Pentecostalism
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Bandjalang (Australian people)
Label
Aboriginal pentecostalism : a study of changes in religion, North Coast, N.S.W
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Printed out version of MF 206
Contents
Pt 1 Introduction -- Field techniques -- Pt 2: Itnroduction : initiated men; the Old Rule and Christianity -- Initiation : Marugan ceremonies; Food taboos; Their violation -- Totems: present position; Examples; Individual totems; Sex totems -- Degrees of initiation: initiation journeys; Second and third degrees - marriage; Perhaps a fertility rite; Female initiation; Women's part in male initiation -- The Djurebil : their form - six types; The word "dangerous places"; Djurebil and sorcery; "Love magic"; Probable increase in their use for sorcery -- The myths: two main cycles; The Gaungan cycle; Symbolism; A river and rain myth; Ngathungali cycle; A variation; Another variation; This cycle and sections; Wide knowledge of the terms; Probably in the process of introduction -- The clever men: selection; Initiation; The bogarn; Mystic experience; Symbolism; the Gaunganmang; Individual experience; Religion and magic; Social function; Magic and illness; Instances of sorcery; Soul restoration; General description; A further instance; Social control; Divination; Magical revenge; Foreign sorcery -- Conclusion to Part Two -- Pt 3: Introduction: external factors leading to the rise of the Pentecostal cult : rejection of Aboriginal culture by the whites; Secretiveness about Aboriginal culture - differences in values; Contact and religion - the missionaries; The mission values; Three groups in mixed blood communities; The middle group; The Christians; The result of exclusion by the churches; The Catholic Church; One aspect of wider exclusion; Conclusion -- Validity of the cult - the group involved : Pentecostalism cult not a denomination; Reasons for failure to join the cult; Groups complementary; Comparison with Old Rule; Native religion versus Christianity; Conclusion -- Induction into the cult: no interest in infants; Infant baptism by white clergy; Baptism and salvation; Conversion; Group and solitary experience; The taboos; Comparison with Old Rule; Arrangement of baptism; The ceremony; Conclusion -- Activation of the cult on behalf of the community at large: the occasions; Marriage; Comparison with Old Rule; Modern marriage; Death; Comparison with Old Rule; Talking to the corpse; The evening meeting; The Marugan; Sickness; Salvation during sickness; "Backsliding"; Sunday school; Sunday Church; Conclusion --Activation of the cult for the Christians alone: The cottage meeting; The place; The service; The testaments; The "blessing"; The preacher; The leading Christians -- The cult and social groupings: The cult and kin groupings; Geographical groupings; Breakdown of patrilocal marriage; Congregation - comparison with the Old Rule; Travelling; Festival activation; New function of an element of the Old Rule; Strengthening of group faith; The Convention - the U.A.M.; Differences with U.A.M.; Not primarily dogmatic; Pentecostalism on the various stations; Conclusion -- Ritual, morality and theology: terminology; Differences between European and mixed blood values; Theft and incest; Sex offences; No emphasis on sexual morality; Reasons for this; Ritual rather than ethical taboos; Contraception and abortion; Taboos on dancing; Picture shows; Extension and justification of taboos; Ritual not ethical; Ritual - the services; Not an esoteric cult; Theology; Imminence; The devil and his demons; Local additions to dogma; Other additions; Expression through ritual; Ritual chiefly verbal; Conclusion -- The Pentecostal cult and the individual: introductory; Exclusion by whites; Leadership - oratory - music - mysticism; General satisfactions; The strength of the group; Security; No appeal to adolescents; Conclusion -- Pt 4: Conclusions : General; External influences; First hypothesis; Second hypothesis; Culture focus - third hypothesis; Fourth hypothesis; Fifth hypothesis; The future
Control code
M0034207
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
[171] leaves
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Open copying for the research as per the Copyright Act Not for Inter-Library Loan
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
0058130
Label
Aboriginal pentecostalism : a study of changes in religion, North Coast, N.S.W
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Printed out version of MF 206
Contents
Pt 1 Introduction -- Field techniques -- Pt 2: Itnroduction : initiated men; the Old Rule and Christianity -- Initiation : Marugan ceremonies; Food taboos; Their violation -- Totems: present position; Examples; Individual totems; Sex totems -- Degrees of initiation: initiation journeys; Second and third degrees - marriage; Perhaps a fertility rite; Female initiation; Women's part in male initiation -- The Djurebil : their form - six types; The word "dangerous places"; Djurebil and sorcery; "Love magic"; Probable increase in their use for sorcery -- The myths: two main cycles; The Gaungan cycle; Symbolism; A river and rain myth; Ngathungali cycle; A variation; Another variation; This cycle and sections; Wide knowledge of the terms; Probably in the process of introduction -- The clever men: selection; Initiation; The bogarn; Mystic experience; Symbolism; the Gaunganmang; Individual experience; Religion and magic; Social function; Magic and illness; Instances of sorcery; Soul restoration; General description; A further instance; Social control; Divination; Magical revenge; Foreign sorcery -- Conclusion to Part Two -- Pt 3: Introduction: external factors leading to the rise of the Pentecostal cult : rejection of Aboriginal culture by the whites; Secretiveness about Aboriginal culture - differences in values; Contact and religion - the missionaries; The mission values; Three groups in mixed blood communities; The middle group; The Christians; The result of exclusion by the churches; The Catholic Church; One aspect of wider exclusion; Conclusion -- Validity of the cult - the group involved : Pentecostalism cult not a denomination; Reasons for failure to join the cult; Groups complementary; Comparison with Old Rule; Native religion versus Christianity; Conclusion -- Induction into the cult: no interest in infants; Infant baptism by white clergy; Baptism and salvation; Conversion; Group and solitary experience; The taboos; Comparison with Old Rule; Arrangement of baptism; The ceremony; Conclusion -- Activation of the cult on behalf of the community at large: the occasions; Marriage; Comparison with Old Rule; Modern marriage; Death; Comparison with Old Rule; Talking to the corpse; The evening meeting; The Marugan; Sickness; Salvation during sickness; "Backsliding"; Sunday school; Sunday Church; Conclusion --Activation of the cult for the Christians alone: The cottage meeting; The place; The service; The testaments; The "blessing"; The preacher; The leading Christians -- The cult and social groupings: The cult and kin groupings; Geographical groupings; Breakdown of patrilocal marriage; Congregation - comparison with the Old Rule; Travelling; Festival activation; New function of an element of the Old Rule; Strengthening of group faith; The Convention - the U.A.M.; Differences with U.A.M.; Not primarily dogmatic; Pentecostalism on the various stations; Conclusion -- Ritual, morality and theology: terminology; Differences between European and mixed blood values; Theft and incest; Sex offences; No emphasis on sexual morality; Reasons for this; Ritual rather than ethical taboos; Contraception and abortion; Taboos on dancing; Picture shows; Extension and justification of taboos; Ritual not ethical; Ritual - the services; Not an esoteric cult; Theology; Imminence; The devil and his demons; Local additions to dogma; Other additions; Expression through ritual; Ritual chiefly verbal; Conclusion -- The Pentecostal cult and the individual: introductory; Exclusion by whites; Leadership - oratory - music - mysticism; General satisfactions; The strength of the group; Security; No appeal to adolescents; Conclusion -- Pt 4: Conclusions : General; External influences; First hypothesis; Second hypothesis; Culture focus - third hypothesis; Fourth hypothesis; Fifth hypothesis; The future
Control code
M0034207
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
[171] leaves
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Open copying for the research as per the Copyright Act Not for Inter-Library Loan
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
0058130

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