Witchcraft and Sorcery in Rhodesia

Routledge, 2018 M08 16 - 328 páginas
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Originally published in 1967, this book is a study of witchcraft and sorcery among the Shona, Ndebele and Kalanga peoples of Zimbabwe. It analyses in their social context verbatim evidence and confessions from a comprehensive series of judicial records. It provides the first systematic demonstration of the importance and the exstent to which such sources can be used to make a detailed analysis of the character and range of beliefs and motives. The main emphasis is on witchcraft and sorcery beliefs, the nature of accusations, confessions and divination, btoh traditional and as practised by members of the Pentecostal Church.

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Evidence and Confessions of Wizardry
The Nature of Wizardry Beliefs with particular reference
Witchcraft and religion
Witchcraft and misfortune
The making of a Shona witch
Cannibalism and the use of human flesh
Protection against wizardry
Divination in general
The supernatural indication of a wizard
Divination in the Pentecostal Churches
The Consequences of the Allegation of Wizardry
Magical vengeance against a wizard
The cure of the wizards victim
The cure of the witch
The Witchcraft Suppression Act Chapter

Wizardry allegations where no diviner was present

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