Jacek Pawlik and Darius J. Piwowarczyk [ed.]

‟The Key to Forming Good Habits Is to Make Them Part of Your ‘Rituals’”

Ritual and Celebration in Family and in Broader Societal Contexts

The book contains proceedings of the online conference conducted on May 12-13, 2022 and organized by the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Allenstein), Poland. The conference concerned multiple forms of ritual behavior practiced in various cultural, historical, and societal contexts, including „ghost marriage“ in Taiwan; jeroky ñembo’e of the Paraguayan Guarani; rites surrounding the childbirth on Flores, Indonesia; family-related rituals in Cameroon; Ancient Roman forms of commemoration of departed ancestors; Catholic rituals as a form of „disciplining“ in the colonial context of German Togo, and others.

Table of contents

     Jacek Pawlik

Wedding Rites of Natural Objects as Practiced by the Gond of Central Provinces, India
     Joseph Thaliath

Family Rituals in Traditional Chinese Culture
     Zbigniew Wesołowski

Ghost Marriage Ritual in Taiwan as a Way of Healing Family Relationships
     Piotr Adamek

Birth Rituals of the Manggarai People on Flores Island, Indonesia
     Vinsensius Adi Gunawan

The Prayer of the Forest without Forest. The Ritual of jeroky-ñembo’e as a Way of Revitalization and Conservation of Culture and Beliefs among the Guarani of Paraguay
     Henryk Gąska

Inculcation of “Kultur” through Religious Discourse and Rituals. Missionaries of the Divine Word (SVD) in German Togo, 1892-1914
     Darius J. Piwowarczyk

Former Customs and Traditions Related to Marriage and the Family in Cameroon
     Louis Mbuyeh Ngeh

Polygynous Marriage Among the Gidar of Northern Cameroon
     Jarosław Różański

Roman Ceremonies Honouring Departed Ancestors. An Analysis Based on Selected Sources
     Maria Piechocka-Kłos

Technology and Family Ritual
     Martin Carbajo-Núñez


ISBN 978-3-98572-084-2 (Print)
ISBN 978-3-98572-085-9 (ePDF)