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Boutey Voudou for Lasyrenn by Maggie Bean

In a religious practice that is often stigmatized and misunderstood, Vodou’s art isn’t sought to be understood deeply by popular culture, but rather mystified and used to further a dark magic narrative. After spending the semester learning about the beliefs and practices of Vodou, it’s become evident to me that though the use of art […]



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Till Death Do Us Part: Ghost Marriage in China

Till Death Do Us Part: Ghost Marriage in China            To those of us in the West, the concept of Chinese ‘ghost marriage’ or ‘spirit marriage’ seems strange and intriguing. In the context of ancient Chinese beliefs, however, this practice is a pragmatic solution to a problem caused by spiritual belief. […]



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Popular Religion in China

Popular Religion in China Abstract of Final Project For my final project I chose to explore the evolution of Popular Religion in China, by creating an interactive website. When contemplating the scope of Chinese religion it is important to remember that the Western view of  religion may be vastly disconnected from the Eastern view. Our […]



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Chinese Mythology – Modern Interactive Interpretation of the Classics

From China’s most popular pieces of classical literature, such as The Journey to the West, to simple tales of fox spirits and ghosts, Chinese classical fiction and mythology contains countless fascinating heroes, monsters, and spiritual beings. Many of these characters and beings have many interpretations stemming from wide variety of world views, religions, and time […]



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Ghost Marriage: A Graphic Novella

Death rituals are an important practice in all cultures. How a culture processes the act of death is something that is universal; there is always a ritual or practice surrounding the death of an individual. While what remains after death is subjective and not possible at this time to determine a universal truth, the terms […]



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