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Title:Divination among the Bena Lulua
Authors:McLean, David A.
Solomon, Ted J.
Year:1971
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa
Volume:4
Issue:1
Pages:25-44
Language:English
Geographic term:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:divination
Lulua
Religion and Witchcraft
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1594700
Abstract:The authors describe the aspects of divination among the Lulua of Kasai Province (Zaire): the functions and methods of divination; the call and initiation of the Diviner; the role of women in divination. The conclusion is that divination is both cohesive and disruptive; cohesive because it provides tranquillity for individuals (the clients), disruptive because it creates tensions between individuals (the clients and the persons suspected).
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