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Title:Etiology and Divination among the Sisala of Northern Ghana
Author:Mendonsa, Eugene L.
Year:1978
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa
Volume:9
Issue:1
Pages:33-50
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:divination
Sisala
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1581082
Abstract:After a description of the Sisala environment and society, the author examines their etiology and divination in the following sections: the form of divination - the divinatory process - the emic model of the divinatory process - a cognitive theory of divination. Conclusion: divination continues to exist and play a functional role in the society because failures are rarely perceived, and when they are, they do not threaten the institution of divination since the belief system contains a logic which blocks and channels thought. Fig., notes.
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