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By Marion Kilson

ISBN-10: 0761859977

ISBN-13: 9780761859970

Dancing with the Gods: Essays in Ga Ritual explores cosmological ideas and formality activities of the Ga humans of southeastern Ghana via case reports of calendrical agricultural rites, social prestige transition rites, and redressive rites. in response to fieldwork within the Sixties, the essays current descriptive analyses of verbal and non-verbal ritual motion. whereas verbal ritual activities specify rules pertinent to a specific ceremony, non-verbal ritual activities exhibit extra normal thoughts. Kilson’s analyses exhibit how an identical motifs of non-verbal ritual motion recur in sacred and secular Ga rites. at any time when and at any place such motifs ensue, they communicate an analogous uncomplicated underlying Ga ideas, thereby making a unified conceptual community of trust that's the starting place of the Ga ritual procedure. The essays during this assortment formerly seemed in Anthropos, magazine of African Studies, Journal of faith in Africa, Parabola, and Sextant.

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