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blessing way

blessing way
 n.— «During pregnancy, one cares for the child by eating right and, to appease the supernaturals, by avoiding prohibited behavior such as tying knots. In addition, one participates in proper rituals, including the Blessing Way, to assure an easy delivery, promote healing, and hasten the return to harmony.» —“Cultural Interpretations and Intracultural Variability in Navajo Beliefs about Breastfeeding” by Anne L. Wright, Mark Bauer, Clarina Clark, Frank Morgan, Kenneth Begishe American Ethnologist Nov., 1993. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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