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Day 13

9, 00 – Reception and documentation delivery

9, 30 – Official Opening Session

Prof. Doutor Eugénio Pina de Almeida – President of Tomar Polytechnic Institute
Prof. Doutor João Coroado – Director of Tomar Technologic Superior College
Prof. Corvelo de Sousa – Mayor of Tomar City Hall
Profª Doutora Alexandra Figueiredo – Territory, Archaeology and Heritage Department
Mestre Ana Rosa Cruz – Responsible of Prehistory Centre from Tomar Polytechnic Institute

9, 45 – From sensitive to behavioural praxis

“From a science intended to be autonomous to the intelligence indispensability perception” - Professor Doutor António Leite Videira (Physic)

11, 00 – Coffee break

"The I and the mental processes " - Professora Doutora Edna Jordão (Psychologist) 

"Religion, heal and death: anthropologic perspectives from various ethnographies" - Professora Doutora Clara Saraiva (Death and Religion Anthropologist)

13, 30 - Lunch

15, 00 – Debate Session: The Man between Science and Religion (open to all participants, researchers and guest lecturers)

Day 14



Room 1

Room 2

Room 2

9.00 – 10.00

Conscious Breathing – The Essential Elixir (Tânia Castilho)

Histories of a Cult – Our Lady of Remedies, in Lamego

(Aida Carvalho)

Orthodox Church - Christianity makes all sense, especially in actuality (Arcebispo Theodoro)

10.15 – 11.15

The Time out of the Time – How to expand time and live without Stress

(Tânia Castilho)

Symbols and rituals at Templar and Christ Orders: From Myth to History (Fernando Larcher)

Hypnosis and Human Behaviour

11.30 – 12.45

Female / Male Internal Balance – Basic equation for Harmony

(Tânia Castilho)

Swastika in Archaeology: origin and interpretation of a symbol    (Fernando Coimbra)

 Brazilian Cults and Ethnographic Practices (Geysa Santos)

Free Lunch

14.30 – 15.30

Archaeological Research with Shamanism

(Maria M. Barros)

Symbolic behavior origins: techne and ritualized death (Sara Cura)

Rites of May, Pagan Reminiscence in contemporary societies

(HP Isobel Andrade and HP Thorg da Lusitânia)

15.45 – 16.45

The Great Cosmic influences for 2011 and 2012: a view at traditional knowledge perspective from Astrology and Numerology

(Luis Resina)

The presence of roman ideals in epigraphy and numismatic from Seilium territory (Tomar)

(Salete da Ponte)

17.00 – 17.45

Hidden Orders of love: the deepness of systemic work

(Paulo Correia)

Expression of neolithic cosmology and ontology in landscapes, architectures and manipulation of objects and bodies: new insights on the archaeological evidence of Latest Prehistory.

(António Carlos Valera)

17.45 – 18.30

Religions: why the need of intermediaries to God?

(Paulo Correia)

An understanding of death – An Archaeographic Approach

(Tiago Tomé)

Workshops Abstract

1.     Conscious Breathing – The Essential Elixir – Tânia Castilho

Breathing is essential to Life, but our fears, traumas, anxieties and worries make us completely forget of breath. This workshop is a practical testimony and a living process of how Breath can change your life.

2.      The Time out of the Time – How to expand time and live without Stress – Tânia Castilho

The Time goes by increasingly faster; everyone feels it, everyone struggles with the lack of time for doing everything. This is a new perspective, practical and easy to learn to live with more Time and without Stress based on non-linear Time. Come try yourself…

3.      Female/Male Internal Balance – Basic Equation for Harmony – Tânia Castilho

Every one of us descends from a Female and Male union and this vital dynamic also occurs inside us, independent of our sex or sexual preference. Most part of, if not all of our daily unbalances have a Female/Male internal origin. Come to know how and what you can do to have harmonious relations with the others and yourself.

4.      Rites of May, Pagan Reminiscence in Contemporary Societies – Pagan Cultural Association – HP Isobel Andrade, High Priest Thorg da Lusitânia e Ana Madeira, Pagan Officiant

Paganism is the oldest religion of Humankind. In the various cycles of existence, life on Hearth has changed and goes on, as well as communities’ way of life. During the various Humankind and Society existences the belief in divine always accompanied the Man, changeable, adjusting to times and its Empires.

Along Christianism domain the word pagan acquired a pejorative meaning. But, as such a word also makes a clear distinction relatively to monotheistic religions, on XX century, philosophers and writers of high mentality claimed it proudfully as a symbol of pertaining.

5.      Archaeological Research with Shamanism - Maria Margarida Barros

This workshop is for everyone who wishes to know Shamanic practices in XXI century and particularly how they are applied to Archaeological Research. Workshop methodology is theoretical-practical, with an active methodology, the social drama. The social drama develops human skills, as, spontaneity, creativity and altruism, fundamental characteristics also in work relationships.

There will be the possibility to identify essential questions from Archaeological Research and find innovating solutions, on this domain.

No Shamanic or Archaeological knowledge required.

6.      Religions: Why the need of intermediaries to God? – Paulo Correia

The Sold amputation: religions always played the role of intermediary between humans and divine. What are we calling God? Do we need intermediaries?

7.      Hidden Orders of love: The deepness of systemic work – Paulo Correia

The deepness of systemic work with the perception of asymmetric occurrences on family structure. This intuitive work allows understanding the existence of a hidden reality structurally determining our lives.

8.      Orthodox Church - Christianity makes all sense, especially in actuality - Arcebispo Theodoro

The Portuguese Orthodox Catholic Church presents a brief Orthodox Christian Church history. Beyond a brief look through the world Orthodox Church placement, a national territory evolutionary look is presented, where we can find two perspectives: one almost unknown from general public – its’ Lusitanian territory presence antiquity and longevity – and its recent history.

In a second part several contemporary life aspects will be approached, pointing toward the need of maintain and justify the Christian character in nowadays.

9.      Brazilian Cults and Ethnographic Practices - Geysa Santos

10.    Symbols and rituals at Templar and Christ Orders: From Myth to History - Fernando Larcher

11.      The presence of roman ideals in epigraphy and numismatic from Seilium territory (Tomar) Maria de La Salete da Ponte

The Latin characters and symbols engraved on the multiple material documents found on territory of Seilium (Tomar), reflectors of roman ideals, ensure, effectively, a detailed knowledge and extended of structure and social characteristics of Seilium community.

They are as well real excerpts from the modus vivendi of seilium community, at a very concrete and effective perspective of urban engineering and architecture, useful, practical and functional.

12.      Expression of neolithic cosmology and ontology in landscapes, architectures and manipulation of objects and bodies: new insights on the archaeological evidence of Latest Prehistory. – António Carlos Valera

In recent years, the Portuguese Prehistory, namely at the south, has been subjected to a real empirical revolution, with the emergence of innumerable new contexts of great scientifically and heritage importance.

This new contexts, incorporated in some new research projects looking for renew the traditional functionalist and materialist speech about Neolithic and Calcolithic, allow to start handling aspects related to cosmological visions and ontological matters of these communities and the way as it determines their landscape organization, their “building” construction, their objects manipulation, their funerary practices…

The present communication looks for to present some ongoing “case study” and target questions to the future research agenda.

13.      An understanding of death – An Archaeographic Approach - Tiago Tomé

Recent years have revealed an increasing integration of the data from Biological Anthropology analysis within Portuguese prehistoric funerary contexts. These two disciplinary fields progressive integration has upgrading the available information about Portuguese prehistorically funerary rituals and gestures, making a contribution to clarify certain aspects, obliging in some cases a change of paradigms that were until recently consensual in the archaeological community (as the assumed secondary nature of the collective burial contexts in Recent Prehistory).

It is developed a joint reading, to draw the Portuguese prehistoric funerary rituals main guidelines, especially between VIIº and IIIº millennium BC.

14. Histories of a Cult – Our Lady of Remedies, in Lamego - Aida Carvalho

In the beginning of XVI century would have been at the Lamego our Lady of Remedies present location, a smaller church dedicated to Saint Stephen Cult. The ruinous state of the Temple led to reshuffle works and the new chapel was dedicating to Marian devotion, Our Lady of Remedies. Is not our aim in this space to analyze all this complex reconstruction and expansion of the sacred space but mainly provide the necessary elements to understand the change of devotion.  Este ilustríssimo Prelado (Bishop of Noronha) foy o que collocou esta milagrosa Imagem naquella Igreja, depois de reedificar, & a senhora com as suas maravilhas & grandes milagres, fez que já hoje se não nomeie aquella casa com o título do Protomartyr Estevão, senão pela Casa da Senhora dos Remédios.[1] In order to understand and explain the Our Lady of Remedies cult genesis we need to work on the erection of the Our Lady of Remedies Brotherhood. This institution dating back from the end of Middle Age embodies the roots of Our Lady Worship. Its creation results from more than one kind of "seasonal viral contamination" seems to be the result of an emulation continuous devotion context and modern conceptions of reformers result of Council of Trent decisions, promptly disclosed in Portugal, promoting Marian devotion. The brotherhood became dependent of a social organization and a culture or cultures, hierarchically stratified and referred to social groups in power and influence. And, was, certainly, this set of social religious relations and political party who organized its relation with the cult that, in fact, was given and, at the same time, gave structure in correlativity but, somehow, subjugating, girding and penetrating it.

Key-words: Devotion, Cult, Brotherhood

[1] SANTA MARIA, Frei Agostinho – Santuário Mariano, e História das Imagens milagrosas DE  NOSSA SENHORA, e das milagrosamente apparecidas, que se venerão em os Bispados da Guarda, Lamego. Leyria, & Portalegre, suffaganeos do Arcebispado de Lisboa, Priorado do Crato, & Prelasia de Thomar.  Lisboa: na Officina de António Pedrozo Galram. 1771, Tomo III, Livro II. Titulo XXII, p. 226.

15. Symbolic behavior origins: techne and ritualized death – Sara Cura

16. SWASTIKA IN ARCHAEOLOGY: origin and interpretation of a symbol – Fernando Coimbra

The swastika symbol appears in several archaeological findings, being one of the ancient in Humanity, dating back from at least the VII millennium BC. Has a varied typology, inclusive being used frequently in christianism.

The author begins the present communication by making some remarks on swastika origin and typology. Afterwards will be presented some interpretative hypothesis, once this symbol significance may be different according the times and places, according the text where it is.

Simultaneously using the Cognitive Processual Archaeology and Post-Processual Archaeology assumptions, the swastika, by some authors, solar attribution is discussed.

17. Hypnosis and Human – Pedro Brás

" Is our aim in this workshop to answer the questions: How does Hypnosis afects human behaviour? How are emotions, believes and values important to human behaviour? How does deseases and mental conflicts are developed?  Which are the treating processes to emotional conflits? A new insight on the human mind opens doors to effective terapeutycal processes, using Hypnosis as a tool to accomplish an emotional balance and behavioural reprogramming. "



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