African Divination Systems: Ways of Knowing (African Systems by Philip M. Peek

By Philip M. Peek

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This distinct choice of essays via an excellent foreign team of Africanists demonstrates the principal position that divination maintains to play all through Africa in holding cultural structures and in guiding human motion. African Divination platforms bargains insights for present discussions in comparative epistemology, cross-cultural psychology, cognition reports, semiotics, ethnoscience, spiritual stories, and anthropology.

"This quantity of finely crafted case stories can also be the automobile for a huge basic idea of divination.... it is a publication overflowing with rules that would powerfully stimulate additional research." ― Journal of formality Studies

"The essays during this assortment supply a truly worthy evaluation of either the range of African divination platforms and of contemporary ways to their study." ― Choice

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Evans­Pritchard 1956:63–105). " (1973:66) Buxton further notes that "the word jok is now used to describe any illness thought to have spread or to have been picked up from a neighboring tribe" (67).

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Many dreams are supposed to be caused or sent by the Amatongo [ancestors], but not all.  Diviners are said to have "soft" heads.  Hence to have "eaten impepo" means to be a trustworthy diviner.  "Treated with blood," that is, of sacrifices. 14].  Or, he is possessed by your people.  When he leaves off medicines, he is better and takes a little food. , the power to divine.  They retire to rest doubtful whether they shall find him still living at daybreak. , that it is affected in that way which is followed by the power to divine.

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