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dc.contributor.authorPap, Zsuzsa Ildiko
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T21:19:56Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T21:19:56Z
dc.date.issued2004-05
dc.identifier.otherpap_zsuzsa_i_200405_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/pap_zsuzsa_i_200405_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/21632
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the similarities between scientific and religious notions of wholeness, arguing that quantum physicist David Bohm’s concept of wholeness is reflected, experienced, and reenacted in Oglala Native American cosmology and everyday life, furthering this way responsible action and a better care of people and the surrounding universe. Both views agree first, that in order to understand some of the occurrences of the material world, the existence of a higher, yet invisible and undetectable, order should be posited. Second, both views embrace the idea that the basic “building block” of the universe is energy, and finally, that the world is interconnected through this energy and is therefore wholesome. Such views provide explanations for phenomena traditionally considered unexplainable or paranormal.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectOglala Ritual and Spritiuality
dc.subjectLakota or Sioux Ritual and Spirituality
dc.subjectPlains Indians Religion
dc.subjectshamanism
dc.subjectquantum physics
dc.subjectwholeness
dc.subjectDaid Bohm
dc.subjectimplicate order
dc.subjectexplicate order
dc.titleWholeness
dc.title.alternativethe implicate order and the role of ritual in Oglala culture
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentComparative Literature
dc.description.majorComparative Literature
dc.description.advisorDezso Benedek
dc.description.committeeDezso Benedek
dc.description.committeeBetty Jean Craige
dc.description.committeeRonald Bogue


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