A New Interpretation of African Healing
Edith Turner, William Blodgett, and With William Blodgett, Singleton Kahona, and Fideli Benwa
256 pages | 6 x 9 | 27 illus.
Paper 1992 | ISBN 978-0-8122-1366-9 | $26.50s | £17.50 | Add to cart
Ebook 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0398-1 | $26.50s | £17.50 | About | Add to cart
A volume in the Contemporary Ethnography series
Experiencing Ritual is Edith Turner's account of how she sighted a spirit form while participating in the Ihamba ritual of the Ndembu. Through her analysis, she presents a view not common in anthropological writings—the view of millions of Africans—that ritual is the harnessing of spiritual power.