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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Significance of Ceremonies Among the Zuni

The emergence myth is said to be the basis of Zuni ceremonialism, which thus explains the social organization of the pre and post-Spanish contact organization of groups. The ceremonies, which have stemmed from this myth, allow the Zuni access to a creator power.They use imitative magic, or the acting out of power by its behavioral form, to access the power. This power can aid in healing, control nature, such as the rain, and the corn. The purpose of ceremonies is to access the power.

Read More: Facts About Zuni Ceremonialism


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