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Quest for HarmonyThe Moso Traditions of Sexual Union and Family Life.$
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Chuan-kang Shih

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804761994

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804761994.001.0001

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Religions and Rituals among the Moso

Religions and Rituals among the Moso

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(p.241) 10 Religions and Rituals among the Moso
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Quest for Harmony
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804761994.003.0011

This chapter discusses spiritual life among the Moso. It examines the histories and coexistence of the Ddaba religion, the Moso's indigenous faith, and Lamaism, Buddhism diffused from Tibet. It describes the major rituals that are part of life for every Moso person, including initiation ceremonies, funerals, and ancestral worship.

Keywords:   spiritual life, Ddaba religion, rituals, Lamaism, initiation ceremonies, ancestral worship

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