Contesting sacred space: a pilgrimage study of the Mwali cult of Southern Africa

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Africa World Press, 2006 - Religion - 240 pages
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A study of pilgrimage to the Njelele shrine - a major centre of the Mwali cult, South Africa's cult of the High God. The study mainly delineates the importance of sacred spaces as central places for nodally organised cults, raising questions of intermediaries between the High God and the various congregations lying in the vast cult domain; the relationship between oracular cult centres and low-level shrines and affiliated congregations; the nature and volume of traffic of pilgrims between cardinal shrines; and the symbolic exchange implied in pilgrimage tradition.

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