Sacrifice and Sharing in the Philippine Highlands: Religion and Society among the Buid of Mindoro



Author: Thomas Gibson

This book is about the relationship between the Buid value system and their history of resistance to the lowland world. The Buid of Mindanao value the equality, autonomy and solidarityof all humans, male or female, young or old. The Buid also maintain social relationships with many different kind of spirits through the practice of animal sacricfice and spirit mediumship.These relationships range from hostitlity toward the predatory spirits, who regard humans as their and prey, to profound intimacy to the spirits of the earth, who ensure the fertility, health, and well-being of the human community.

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