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Appendix B. Official Names Given to Depopulated Palestinian Villages by the Government Names Committee

Noga Kadman Indiana University Press ePub

Table 11. Depopulated Palestinian villages whose official name is the name of the preceding ancient site.

Table 12. Official names given to sites of depopulated Palestinian villages due to sound resemblance to the Arabic name.

Table 13. Depopulated Palestinian villages whose original name was officially recognized by Israel.

Table 14. Depopulated Palestinian villages whose official name was based on a translation of their original name.

Table 15. Non-official names of depopulated Palestinian villages, which appear on official maps.

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Chapter 5: The Soul’s Body and Our Cosmic Identity

Duane Elgin Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Once the journey to God is finished,
the infinite journey in God begins
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—ANNAMARIE SCHIMMEL

A striking new image of humans is emerging: We are far more than biological beings—we are giants living in a universe that is almost entirely invisible to our physical senses, that is emerging as a fresh totality in every moment, and that is sustained by the flow-through of stupendous amounts of energy. Because the totality of our universe is being continuously created anew, we ourselves are being regenerated along with everything else. Cosmologist Brian Swimme explains that the intimate sense of self-awareness we experience bubbling up at each moment “is rooted in the originating activity of the universe. We are all of us arising together at the center of the cosmos.”1 We thought that we were no bigger than our physical bodies; now we find we are beings of cosmic connection and dimension who are part of the continuous re-creation of the entire cosmos.

To explore the nature of our soulful identity, let’s consider insights from psychic research. As I described in Chapter 2, in the early 1970s I was involved in futures research at the think tank SRI International, reporting on changing trends and how they might impact government agencies and corporations. At the same time, in another part of this sprawling think tank, the engineering laboratory was conducting psychic research for NASA. Although I do not consider myself as possessing any special abilities, experiments at SRI gave me unique opportunities to learn about the intuitive capacities we all possess by being a part of this extraordinary universe.

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13 There Is No Prehistory!

Fernando Armstrong-Fumero University Press of Colorado ePub

Such an affirmation can be made unequivocally, without fear of being contradicted. There has been no lack of hypotheses about the existence of prehistoric man in Mexico. Peñon Man, Tequixquiac Man, Chapala Man, and who knows how many other fabulous men have been proposed for intellectual debate. But a scientific naïveté that was forgivable a quarter-century ago is inadmissible and ridiculous today.

Fortunately, the sin was not ours alone. Many researchers insisted until recently that there was a prehistoric American man. The most famous among them, Ameghino,1 dedicated the greater part of his life to demonstrating the presence of that ancient man in the Argentine pampas. ,2 the most learned among the opponents of such a theory, has used the strictest scientific method and consulted all of the investigations undertaken to date to deduce that American man is not prehistoric but contemporary or modern. This hypothesis is supported by the geological context of American man. We will cite some proofs.

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8. Examples of Folklore Projects

Martha Sims Utah State University Press ePub

To give you an idea of how folklorists—both experienced and novice—handle writing about their fieldwork, we've gathered together six projects for you to read and consider. The researcher-authors have put a great deal of time and energy into their work and its presentation. We are excited by the variety we have to show you: these are researchers and writers with varying levels of experience, and they have approached their work with different research methodologies. We think each of these projects presents interesting discoveries about group interaction and expressive culture, and each does so within its own unique structure, reflecting the type of information gathered and the way in which the researcher-author thinks it comes across most clearly and effectively. Through each of these examples, you can see some of the under-lying research strategies and how the researcher's involvement with consultants and their beliefs, values, behaviors, and texts shapes each ethnographic project individually (and sometimes how that research process affects the researchers themselves).

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Chapter 16. Texas Kitsch and Other Collectibles

Edited by Francis Edward Abernethy and Kenneth L. Untiedt University of North Texas Press PDF

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TEXAS KITSCH AND OTHER

COLLECTIBLES by Georgia Caraway of Denton

A lot of people may not understand the importance of the State of

Texas in the overall scheme of the universe—or why someone would choose to present a paper on collecting only Texas items. It is hard to conceive of a book explaining “How to Speak Iowan,” or a battle cry “Remember the Brooklyn Bridge!” Texas, however, has been the topic of thousands of books, and national television programs such as Dallas and Walker, Texas Ranger have spread the word—perhaps somewhat warped—of the uniqueness of this Special Corner of Heaven. Equally as important, visitors to Texas have taken home tens of thousands of collectible items—some real

“kitsch”!—to further spread the word about this state’s farreaching fame.

I began collecting Texana—not kitsch—while I was working on my master’s degree in Texas Studies at the University of North

Texas. Texas Studies was a short-lived program that Jim Lee created during the chauvinistic excitement of the Texas Sesquicentennial. My degree means I devoted a large part of my life to the formal study of things Texan. I know of “no whar but Texas” where you could get a master’s degree based on the history and literature of a state.

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