Tigani believed that the zar could furnish psychiatrists in the Sudan with invaluable tools to diagnose and treat psychiatric illnesses through the analysis of the zar archetypes.
This, he contended, would be a more reliable alternative than dream interpretation in the psychiatric management of some cases.
Over the past few years there have been many reports of computers being hacked via a webcam.
It is unclear whether the observer was part of a meteorite-hunting team, or a Sudanese resident videoing the scene, but it is very fortunate he captured this footage. It is currently the hit the Earth at the right time and right location as predicted by scientists using the Mount Lemmon telescope in Arizona as part of the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey for near-Earth objects.
However, as Nancy reported on October 13th, indirect support for an atmospheric fireball came from a webcam on a beach in Egypt.
Nonetheless, he left behind an important manuscript on the zar, called The Zar Archetypes (Mashaiykh Al-Zar) in the Sudan.
Much of Tiganis views on the zar are contained in this document and in scattered observations in various other articles he wrote on ethno-psychiatry.
We may not have a dazzling fireball re-entry video of 2008 TC3, but this striking image provides the first ground-based evidence of the direct hit, and may help refine the search for any meteorites from the disintegrated asteroid…
Although details are sketchy, it would appear that a person on the ground observed the skies of Sudan shortly after 2008 TC3 exploded in the upper atmosphere. Shaddad of the University of Karthoum communicated this single frame, and the picture is being showcased as the November 8th NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Tigani Al-Mahi (1911-1970) studied the zar cult in the Sudan, and produced deep and illuminating pioneer works.
Unfortunately, he did not publish all the details of his studies.
Just imagine for a minute that you are a student in my class. The students are going to have to revise practically everything they've ever learnt about English.
You are 1 in 60 in a class of Sudanese teenage boys and it's very likely that you've entered the classroom with a tormented history. It's also going to encourage them to think outrospectively.
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