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Oyvind Dahl | Ancestors

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"The living and the dead, are according to the Malagasy, "members of the same family," there is "continuity of life." A much-quoted proverb expresses the transcendental family union, "Living in the same house, dead in the same tomb" [Velona iray trano, maty iray fasana]. The deceased ones who have become razana [ancestors] are not absent, "they shall still be with us, those who have gone home", and therefore they continue to fulfill their duties."

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Alisa LaGamma | Ancestors

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"Ancestral spirituality is also a dialogue between the living and the ancestors. Like any kind of communication between human and supernatural beings, dialogue with ancestors is an activity of faith. Making objects, constructing shrines, offering sacrifices--everything that goes along with ancestor veneration--is an attempt to stay in touch with the ultimate source of power. Ancestors communicate with their relatives through dreams, visions, or even misfortune and catastrophic events."

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African Proverb | Slipped

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African Proverb

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