Zulu Thought-patterns and Symbolism

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C. Hurst & Co. Publishers, 1976 - 402 sider
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This enthnographic study describes and analyzes the ritual cycle celebrated by Zulu kinship groups at birth, maturity, marriage, sickness and death as understood and interpreted by the Zulus themselves.
  

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Acknowledgements
11
Introduction
17
Divinities
32
The Shades
78
The Shades Brood over Men
127
DivinersServants of the Shades
136
Classification and Numbers of Diviners
185
Communion with the Shades
197
Illegitimate Use of Anger
266
Notes
295
Resisting Evil
304
Medicines
345
Inversions and Funerary Reversals
363
Conclusion
383
Bibliography
390
Index
397

Anger and Fertility as Expressions of Power
246
Legitimate Use of Anger
258

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