African Magic: Traditional Ideas that Heal a Continent

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Viking, 2001 - Africa - 215 pages
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Africa's traditional beliefs--including ancestor worship, divination and witchcraft--continue to dominate its spiritual influences. Readers in search of better understanding of the continent will be enriched by this book's timely exploration of sub-Saharan Africa's natural philosophy. "African Magic explains why so many Africans understand the relationship between people and unfortunate events not through the western concept of chance in the case of accidents, or germ theory in the case of illness, but through belief in witchcraft.

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Well, there is a fight for the souls going on - no question. As St.Pauls writes: Watch out that you don't fall prey/victim to new legalities, bonds and unwholesome ties, that will put your new freedom, liberty and peace at risk. Read full review


Traditional Beliefs of Africa
Prophets and Prophecies
On the Trials of Being a Witch

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