Religion, Ritual and African Tradition: African Foundations

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This book addresses general aspects of the elusive realm of African religious experiences, using selected examples of evidence of how Africans have acted in their encounter with the unknown world from ancient times. Religious concepts and symbolisms such as identifying the "supreme being" the supernatural, spirits and spiritualism, ancestral veneration, ritual and ritual objects and obligations, kinship and community relationships, spirit possession, libation, divination, festivals and festivities, birth, initiation, marriage and death rites, notions of witchcraft and witches, are discussed. The central issue is that in African religious thought and practice, the known and the unknown worlds are not separated; also, science and religion are not in separation - the two worlds must always flow and float together in harmony. Religion and spirituality, as real life with a strong community role, personification of the collective desire and the dual power of a combination of spiritual and physical in healing and God as personal are discussed in a global perspective, acknowledging the African religious experience and associated concepts such as behavior and symbolisms, as continuities that reflect the past and represent basic elements of the rich and authentic aspects of the African religious heritage. The book takes the liberty to present the material in the ethnographic present although such practices may belong to the past.

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E. Kofi Agorsah obtained his doctoral degree in Archaeology in 1983 from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a full professor of Black Studies and International Studies at Portland State University (PSU), Oregon and chair of Black Studies Depatment. He received the BA Honors degree in Archaeology and Ancient History in 1971 and the MA, African Archaeology, from the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana in 1976. He was formerly keeper of the Ghana Museums and Monuments' Board (1973-78) and served as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana (1983-1987). In Jamaica Kofi pioneered the Archaeology program at the University of the West Indies, becoming the first Edward Moulton-Barrett Lecturer in Archaeology from 1987 to 1992. He was also a Director and Vice President of the International Association For Caribbean Archaeology (IACA) for several years. Dr. Agorsah, also a US Senior Fulbright Scholar, is the leading authority on the Archaeology of Maroon heritage and a leading expert in Caribbean Archaeology and African cultural heritage in the African Diaspora. He served as a specialist on the Board of the African Burial Ground Project (ABG) of the City of New York. Included in the many scholarly awards received are: The College of Liberal Arts (CLAS) PSU award for Outstanding Teacher of the year (2002); the prestigious PSU Branford Price Millar award for Faculty Excellence (2002) and the College of Liberal Arts John Elliot Award for Outstanding Teacher (2004), National Geographic Society and Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research for research in Ghana, West Africa, Jamaica, West Indies and Suriname, South America. Dr. Agorsah has many book, chapter and journal publications on Caribbean, African and African Diaspora Archaeology and cultures.

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