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Title:A few cases of 'spirit possession'
Author:Pelt, P. van
Periodical:Tanzania Notes and Records
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:African religions
spirit possession
Abstract:In this article a few cases are given which show the belief in the activity of spirits and some ways in which people reacted to this activity. It is also shown how this belief may be used to take revenge or to expel an unwanted person from the village community. In the different cases outlined suggestion, auto-suggestion, psychological pressure and even hysterics play their part. Note.