Pagan Religions in Five Minutes - Suzanne Owen

Pagan Religions in Five Minutes - Suzanne Owen

55. Can Witchdoctors and Africana Spiritual Traditions be Regarded as Pagan?

Pagan Religions in Five Minutes - Suzanne Owen

Mary Hearns-Ayodele

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Both “witchdoctor” and “pagan” were terms created by those in dominant religious cultures against demonised “others”. In the African context, a witchdoctor solves problems related to witchcraft, defined as undesirable in the communities they serve. In Africana Spiritual Traditions, each person defines terms for themselves depending on personal practice.

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Hearns-Ayodele, Mary . 55. Can Witchdoctors and Africana Spiritual Traditions be Regarded as Pagan?. Pagan Religions in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2024. ISBN 9781800505254. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=45522. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.45522. Oct 2024

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