This chapter provides a brief overview of the concept of the fetish. Join us as we return to our old location for our one and only party there this year October 8 Wasteland Berlin, Germany www. Very rarely and only in extreme emergencies, however, does he make an appeal to Him, for according to his belief God is so far off, so inaccessible, so indifferent to human wants, that a petition to Him would be almost vain. Jamaica and Hayti , and to the Southern States as Voodoo worship. Absolutely no street or casual wear! More recent investigation reveals clearly the universal belief in a Great God , the Creator and Father of mankind , held by the negroes of Africa; Comber Gram.
Travels in West Africa, by Mary H. Kingsley
Fetishism, viewed from the outside, appears strange and complex, but is simple in its underlying idea , very logically thought out, and very reasonable to the minds of its adherents. The African negro in appealing to the fetish is prompted by fear alone. For example, there is this beautiful story now extant among the Cabindas. There are grades of spirits in the spirit-world. They have no organization, and are honoured only in their own districts, unless they be called specially to minister in another place. He is credited with a controlling influence over the elements, winds and waters obey the waving of his charm, i. The fetish-worshipper makes a clear distinction between the reverence with which he regards a certain material object and the worship he renders to the spirit for the time being inhabiting it.
Travels in West Africa, by Mary H. Kingsley : CHAPTER XII. FETISH.
The difficulty that seems to occur most easily to people is the difficulty of the language. I know some ethnologists will think this last case should be classed under another head, but I think the Doctor is right. This cult is what we call witchcraft. Nassau says the life or essence of the food only is eaten by the spirit, the form of the vegetable or flesh being left to be removed when its life is gone out. Winwood Reade Savage Africa, p. Coast regions has certainly a regular relationship to the value of the favour required of the spirits. The Doctor told me he once knew a man whose plantations were devastated by an elephant.
How would I respond to that? Although this does not affect every Asian person, students say Eurocentric beauty standards are pervasive within the Penn community. By fetish or ju-ju is meant the religion of the natives of West Africa. Old English fetys in Chaucer. My email address is webmaster at newadvent. Joseph is a new assistant professor. Kingsley's first trip to Africa was relatively short.