By Philip M. Peek
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This designated selection of essays through a great overseas crew of Africanists demonstrates the principal function that divination maintains to play all through Africa in protecting cultural platforms and in guiding human motion. African Divination platforms deals insights for present discussions in comparative epistemology, cross-cultural psychology, cognition experiences, semiotics, ethnoscience, spiritual experiences, and anthropology.
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Meerut, India: Folklore Institute. : PrenticeHall. Douglas, 10328. London: Tavistock. Paris: Mouton. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. 2(2):28698. " Journal of Anthropological Research 31(2):11648. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. Rome: Catholic Book Agency. 13(3):44454. " Africa 55(1):286303. " Anthropos 74(56):81763. London: Tavistock. " Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 66 (1):4262. " Africa 24:36469.
Journal de la Sociéte des Africanistes 7:115. Meerut, India: Folklore Institute. : PrenticeHall. Douglas, 10328. London: Tavistock. Paris: Mouton. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. 2(2):28698. " Journal of Anthropological Research 31(2):11648. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. Rome: Catholic Book Agency. 13(3):44454. " Africa 55(1):286303. " Anthropos 74(56):81763. London: Tavistock. " Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 66 (1):4262.
Ku'mpondo zankomo, "It is the horns of a bullock;" a saying to express the earliest dawn, when the horns of the cattle are just becoming visible. , from the place of concealment. . Because of its primacy, divination is counted among the most ancient traditions of African cultures, as it is of other cultures. These accounts contain remarkable similarities to the associations with divination encountered in African cultures, such as liminality and androgyny, which are discussed later in this volume by Peek.