Celebrations with the Sun

Bruno Bottignolo


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Celebrations with the Sun
Celebrations with the Sun: An Overview of Religious Phenomena Among the Badjaos is a pioneering study of the Badjaos of Tawi-Tawi, who are often mistakenly classified as Muslims or animists. It presents the system of thought and belief that lies behind the people's religious praxis - the variations as well as degradations of their religious observances and rituals. Much of Badjao ritual, exemplified by the central Pag-umboh ceremony, revolves around the sun and is therefore set at "the fullness of time" when sunlight first emerges from the eastern horizon and when the sun is at its peak in the heavens - hence the book's title.

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