Afterlife - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religion

Billy Collins
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Battaglia, Debbora. On the Bones of the Serpent. Chicago, 1990. A brilliant synopsis of memory as afterlife in the context of Austronesian peoples' elaborate funerary feasting.

Feld, Steven. Sound and Sentiment. Philadelphia, 1982. The landmark study of Oceanic music, an evocation of soundscape among the Kaluli of interior New Guinea as understood by a talented jazz musician. Human afterlife as an intrinsic function of resonance, as expressed in metaphor, dance, birdsong, and the overtoning of musical instruments.

Hides, J. G. Beyond the Kubea. London, 1940. A rare book, difficult to obtain, but a treasure, with insights into the afterlife concepts of previously uncontacted peoples.

Laba, Billai. "The Woman Kumaz, Originator of Death and Musical Instruments." In Plumes from Paradise, edited by Pamela Swadling. Boroke, New Guinea, 1996. Laba tells of his own people, the Gizra, and their legendary origin of human afterlife. Compare with the discussion in Feld, listed above.

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