African Section

There are more similarities than differences in all traditional African religions.
Often, the primary Deity is worshiped through consultation or communion with lesser
deities and ancestral spirits. The deities and spirits are honored through libation and
sacrifice.
The will of God is sought by the believer through consultation of oracular deities,
or divination. In many traditional African religions, there is a belief in a cyclical
nature of reality. The living stand between their ancestors and the unborn.
Traditional African religions embrace natural phenomena - ebb and tide, waxing and
waning moon, rain and drought and the rhythmic pattern of local agriculture.



At the Back of the Black Mans Mind - Or Notes on the  Kingly Office in West Africa    R. E. DENNETT      [1906]

Fetichism in West Africa by Robert Hamill Nassau - 1904

Hausa Folklore by Maalam Shaihu and Translated by R. Sutherland and Rattray       (1913)

THE AZANDE - Witchcraft and Oracles in Africa






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