Africa : The handshake is not considered African

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  1. dustyelbow

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    Interesting point. The link does not work for me though.

    And I'm not well versed in the subject, but by the looks of the link's title, the handshake is not Guyanese.
    Or does it break down how no cultures in Africa traditionally honor the handshake?

    I personally give pounds to those with whom I'm well or casually acquainted.
    My stern handshakes as such are offered to those whom I question.

    For me, many of the answers are in the handshake.
     
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    peace .......

    the "handshake" is of Masonic origin.......this is how they used to find out what degree you are..press down on the 1st you are an entered apprentice the 2nd knuckle you are a "fellow craft"....the 3rd you are a Master Mason !

    for Afrikans (if u will) it was our tradition to bow, or prostrate yourself to your neighbor to show no ill will towards them!

    To show that we are all equal......................

    In the western world if u don't give a firm handshake they label you as weak and uneducated.......Not knowing the hand contains enornous energy and MUCH INFO can be passed thru the hand if u are in a "balanced state of mind"!

    I humbly leave you in peace
     
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    uh oh ... :shame:

    Thank You Brother Clyde C Coger Jr

    Oh gosh ... just when i put a handshake at the top of our pages ... :cry:

    Looking forward to more discussion on this ... 'cause i don't want to accept my work is no good ... :cry:

    dang dang dang ... :)

    Thank You!

    It's no surprise that this information is already present at destee.com ... :research:

    Love You!

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    Not so quick, lol, the link didn't work and there were only 2 posts in the Thread ... Check this out:


    Ghana Cultural Etiquette
    1. Always greet people from right to left, always with your right hand. Remember that your palms are always properly aligned for greeting people when going right-to-left. Always follow this order, regardless of the age or gender or status of the people you are greeting. This will seem very awkward when you enter a room where everyone is lined up on the left wall because you will have to walk past everyone to start greeting from the furthest person.
    http://easytrackghana.com/cultural-overview-ghana_cultural-etiquette.php

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    I really dont have much to say about this but this info is very believable. We have adopted a lot of things from European culture which is unhealthy. Example wearing shoes or simply covering your feet all the time. You need feel the earth(Not tiled ground made of cement) from time to connect with nature. It heals and give us higher vibration. The seed needs the earth to grow so do we. We started out as seeds anyway.
     
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    Several sources reviewed maintain this constant and common narrative about the origin of the "handshake" ...


    The Handshake

    ... The handshake shows no sign of fading out of fashion, which is a remarkable feat for a gesture well past its 3,800th birthday. Being pre-written history makes tracing its origins a rather tricky matter, but hieroglyphics give a helping hand, so to speak, in pointing us in the right direction; the Egyptian hieroglyphic of the extended hand represents the verb, ‘to give’...

    http://www.assyriatimes.com/assyrian/knowledge/the-handshake/63


    By Andrea D?Cruz, Cherwell On-line
    5/13/2005 1:38:12 AM


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