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  taboo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Taboos are commonly placed on a clan’s ancestral guardian, called the totem.
The breaking of a taboo usually requires extermination of the offender or some sort of ceremonial purification in order to remove the taint from the community.
Often the mana of a taboo is so great that the offender will suffer punishment, even death, merely through fear of its powers.
www.bartleby.com /65/ta/taboo.html   (224 words)

  Taboo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A taboo is a strong social prohibition (or ban) relating to any area of human activity or social custom declared as sacred and forbidden; breaking of the taboo is usually considered objectionable or abhorrent by society.
When an activity or custom is classified as taboo it is forbidden and interdictions are implemented concerning the topic, such as the ground set apart as a sanctuary for criminals.
No taboo is known to be universal, but some (such as the cannibalism and incest taboos) occur in the majority of societies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taboo   (362 words)

A tabooed person might not eat his food with his hands, but was fed by another person; if he could get no one to feed him, he had to go down on his knees and pick up his food with his mouth, holding his hands behind him.
Thus on the taboo were grafted the golden fruits of law and morality, while the parent stem dwindled slowly into the sour crabs and empty husks of popular superstition on which the swine of modern society are still content to feed.
The general word for taboo is Greek is ayos, which occurs in the sense both of "sacredness" and of "pollution"; and the same is true of the adjective ayios and of the rare adjective....
www.1902-encyclopedia.com /T/TAB/taboo.html   (4016 words)

 Taboo (rapper) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taboo's Native American roots are that of the Shoshone tribe.
Taboo's step-father was born in Morelia, the capital of the state Michoacán, Mexico, whilst his mother, although born in Los Angeles, derives from North or South Dakota.
Taboo's first acting gig will be in the film Dirty[1] with Wyclef Jean, playing the part of Ramirez.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taboo_(rapper)   (268 words)

 Taboo Food and Drink Confessions @ HigherPower.org (Higher Power)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cultural taboos against the consumption of some animals may be due to their species' standing as a common pet.
Within a given society, some meats will be considered taboo simply because they are outside the range of the generally accepted definition of a foodstuff, not necessarily because the meat is considered repulsive in flavor, aroma, texture or appearance.
One other explanation for pork taboos given by some scholars is that some foods are prohibited so that humans will understand that they have limitations, basically as a reminder that they must keep to the discipline of their Creator, and that they should not take lightly their obligation to steward all the Earth's species well.
higherpower.org /encyclopedia/Taboo_food_and_drink   (4227 words)

 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Taboo -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Taboos can include dietary restrictions (halal and kosher diets, religious vegetarianism, cannibalism for example), restrictions on sexual activities and relationships (homosexuality, incest, bestiality, pedophilia), and use of language.
No taboo is known to be universal, but some (such as the taboo against incest) occur in the majority of societies.
The word "taboo" is of Polynesian origin and its first recorded instance of use is by James Cook in 1771.
www.kidsseek.com /encyclopedia-wiki/ta/Taboo   (186 words)

 Stalking the Wild Taboo - About Taboos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Taboo - (Polynesian) to prohibit something from use, approach, or mention because of its sacred and inviolate nature.
Recognition - Word taboos are easily recognized by the aversion or evasion response they evoke when used.
By contrast, Westerners, with their cherished tradition of free speech and open discussion, would be embarrassed to say (for instance), "We will not discuss population because it is under a taboo." Instead, they change the subject.
www.lrainc.com /swtaboo/taboos/abouttab.html   (220 words)

 Boy George's Taboo musical on stage in London's West End theatre - ticket buying and theater guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Taboo certainly doesn't suggest the decadence of the title, rather that it is aimed as a mainstream tourist attraction, like the punks on the King's Road, or as a show for those who want to see their rebellious youth through rose-tinted bi-vocals." The London Evening Standard
Whenever the freaks are allowed their head on stage, Taboo is the kind of blast you associate with the tail end of a rocket...
Taboo is a genuine breakthrough, and, despite its flaws, deserves to succeed.
www.albemarle-london.com /taboo.html   (2581 words)

 Taboo XL DLG
Taking the best features of the previous design and improving upon it with the help of the new airfoils, better materials, stronger and stiffer structural components, Taboo XL takes discus launch flying to a new level and is one of the best discus launch gliders available today.
Taboo XL was admitted by many people to be the highest launching plane at the IHLGF 2002 in Poway.
The construction of the plane is similar to the old Taboo with a few significant changes.
olgol.com /TabooXL   (839 words)

 Discovery Health :: Taboo
Taboo refers to practices that are generally prohibited because of religious or social pressures.
Incest is a behavior that is considered taboo and illegal in nearly all societies.
The incest taboo is thought to protect families and society from the negative effects of inbreeding, once common among European royalty and in some other societies.
health.discovery.com /centers/sex/sexpedia/taboo.html   (374 words)

 NES Player - Special Features
The beginning word 'taboo' itself is defined by Dictionary.com as: "Excluded or forbidden from use, approach, or mention," as an adj.
Taboo, if successful in anything, is luring adolescents into subjects he or she may not be able to handle mentally or emotionally.
This is the one part of Taboo where the player feels connected to the "game." Whether or not that player is "serious" to it or not, the player knows that he or she consciously has given up personal information.
www.nesplayer.com /features/taboo   (3872 words)

 Away with the Hardinian taboo
The Hardinian taboo is that complex `gatekeeper of the mind' which prevents humanity from solving its 'population problem', {1} and which, among other effects, renders demographic entrapment taboo.
Abolishing the taboo is expected to result in the 'benign uproar' of heated argument globally, which could do much to ensure the behaviour changes that are necessary to mitigate Northern lifestyles and Southern fertility, relieve entrapment, and solve the `population problem'.
Overall, we see the Hardinian taboo as stifling urgently-needed innovation and adaptation, and view the recognition of entrapment as the powerful engine of a new radicalism in a world that is in the direst need of it.
www.leeds.ac.uk /demographic.disentrapment/page5.htm   (4490 words)

 Taboo Tickets - Taboo Theater Tickets - Theatre Ticket Brokers
Taboo means its a time to re-examine that bizarre and extraordinary mix of new romanticism, tech-rock, euro-pop and passé punk which defined the eighties musical scene.
Taboo is a new musical that revisits and redefines the decade and delves deep beneath the surface.
Taboo tells the story of the times, with actors playing out the parts of the bill-topping performers who defined a generation, the indefinable phenomenon that was Leigh Bowery, the one-man extravaganza Marilyn and club entrepreneur extraordinaire Philip Sallon.
www.coasttocoasttickets.com /theater/taboo_tickets.shtml   (607 words)

 Amazon.ca: Totem and Taboo: Books: Sigmund Freud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Also, the death taboo is alive in an incomprehensible to me (but "self-evident" to them as Freud would say) avoidance by many to refer to cancer by its name, opting instead the expressions "the bad thing" or "the cursed disease".
Also, the taboo, Freud mentions, whereby the archpriest of Zeus in Rome, was forbidden to ride horses, seems to be alive, in that the heads of states rarely drive cars themselves, but are rather given a ride by their chauffers.
In Freud's view, both totem and taboo are traditions that have to find their origim in the unconscious of that primitive folks and not in the concurrence of fear to the dead, following the tradition of his many other books on the latent manifestations of the unconscious.
www.amazon.ca /Totem-Taboo-Sigmund-Freud/dp/048640434X   (1769 words)

Thus a temple is taboo, and so is he who violates a temple and everyone and everything connected with what is taboo becomes taboo also.
The idea of taboo is not, of course, peculiar to the Polynesians and is found among the ancient Egyptians, Jews and others.
The Forest of Taboos: Morality, Hunting and Identity Among the Huaulu of the Moluccas.
www.occultopedia.com /t/taboo.htm   (833 words)

 The Incest Taboo - The Offspring of Aeolus
The Incest Taboo - The Offspring of Aeolus
It seems, therefore, that the incest taboo was and is aimed at one thing in particular: to preserve the family unit and its proper functioning.
The incest taboo conditions children to control their erotic drive by abstaining from ingratiating themselves with members of the opposite sex within the same family.
samvak.tripod.com /incest.html   (1922 words)

 Chicago Reader Movie Review
Oshima had suffered a minor stroke in the mid-1990s when he was on a speaking tour in the United Kingdom, leaving the right side of his body paralyzed and delaying the start of shooting (he directed from a wheelchair).
Taboo is also like the former film in that it links eros with death, and it's like the latter in that it explores homosexuality within a military context.
The uncertainty in Taboo about sexual orientation and sexual passion -- how they relate to individuality and groupthink, liberation and free movement, confinement and discipline, macho and feminine traits, life and death, health and obsession -- seems cut from the same cloth.
www.chicagoreader.com /movies/archives/2001/0101/010119.html   (1156 words)

 Jon Entine specializes in sports and race, business ethics, socially responsible investing, and green brand marketing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
…Taboo is a good read for anyone interested in the history of fl athletes in the United States and world-wide.” John C. Walter, professor of history in the American Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Washington, in a review in the Seattle Times, writes that “Taboo is both provocative and informed.
Taboo is not so much a sports book as it is a cultural and historical account, warts and all, of how western culture has understood what it means to be human.
Censorship and the invocation of a taboo on issues of human diversity, biological and cultural, are not viable options.
www.jonentine.com /skeptic/entine.htm   (3970 words)

 Taboo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Simply stated, Taboo is written for those intrigued by one of the more remarkable phenomena of our times—the monumental success of the fl athlete in defiance of considerable odds.
But Taboo is as much about the history of humankind as it is about hoop dreams and Olympic glory.
While not embracing the deterministic role of genes, Taboo challenges the orthodoxy that all meaningful differences between populations are cultural, an issue so sensitive that many people have come to believe that self-censorship is a mark of tolerance given the racial suspicions that run through society like an underground river.
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 Taboo (Werewolf foe)
Taboo was giddy with delight at all of his new found gold, and he stood in front of his immense, now-golden idol, marveling at its beauty.
Taboo was drawn to the castle formerly owned by Miles Blackgar, sensing the aura of ancient sorcery within it.
Taboo used his collection of magic items and the power of Topaz to complete the spell, but both of htem were killed soon afterward.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/taboo2.htm   (1454 words)

 Amazon.com: Taboo : Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We're Afraid to Talk About It: Books: Jon Entine,Earl ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
He opens Taboo with the firm conclusion that "to the degree that it is a purely scientific debate, the evidence of fl superiority in athletics is persuasive and decisively confirmed on the playing field.
Taboo does its best to understand both the question and the skeptics." As such, he calls the book "self-referential," grappling with "the issue of whether it should have been written at all, considering America's troubling racial history." A key motivation for the book, Entine says, is to thwart stereotypes.
The taboo won't change because a taboo is the ultimate expression of the kind of behavior we call politically and socially correct; that is, behavior that is judged from the standpoint of whether it is in agreement with the tribal view.
www.amazon.com /Taboo-Athletes-Dominate-Sports-Afraid/dp/1891620398   (3402 words)

 Taboo Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Taboo is played by two teams of at least two players each.
The problem is, once you look at the taboo words you tend to get stuck on them and it's difficult to knock your thought processes onto a different track.
Beware, though-- Celebrity Taboo requires a knowledge of who the celebrities are and is substantially harder than the regular edition.
www.gamereport.com /tgr4/taboo.html   (543 words)

 Taboo Game - AreYouGame.com
You try to get your teammates to guess a word, but there are 5 "Taboo" words you can't say.
Taboo, is a sure shot if you're looking for a party game.
A combination of Password and the $25,000 Pyramid with a catch; you can't say the things that are normally associated with the given word.
www.areyougame.com /interact/item.asp?itemno=HB04015   (596 words)

 Cyber Chameleon News Extra - Taboo
Taboo is the name of a musical George has co-written, and is based on the New Romantic era of the early 80's.
"Taboo," which premiered at London's The Venue theatre in January, is a snap-shot of a time when flamboyant cross-dressers reigned supreme on the London club scene and Culture Club topped pop charts around the world.
Visitors to last week's appearance by George and the Taboo cast at G.A.Y were treated to a bag of goodies, which included a sampler CD of the Taboo soundtrack.
www.geocities.com /tdqueen_2000/taboonews.htm   (2509 words)

 WWE: Subscriptions > Webcast On Demand > Taboo Tuesday
It was a family affair at the first ever Taboo Tuesday as RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff took on his nephew Eugene.
The fans voted the match to be a Hair vs. Hair Match, and in the end Bischoff had to shave his trademark jet-fl hair.
Triple H put the World Heavyweight Championship on the line at Taboo Tuesday, and the fans voted for Shawn Michaels to be the challenger.
www.wwe.com /subscriptions/webcast/tabootuesday   (592 words)

 Taboo Home
Check out the fabulous funky parties Taboo is throwing this May 2007.
Taboo is a multi-level, multi purpose venue situated in the heart of Sandton, Johannesburg.
Taboo is fresh and visionary; the boundaries of function and leisure possibilities are less settled.
www.taboo.co.za   (67 words)

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