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2011 | 44 | 71-84
Article title

Owładnięcie (akom) znakiem powołania oraz narzędziem wypełniania posługi tradycyjnego kapłana Aszantów

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Title variants
EN
Possession (Akom) as Sign of Calling and Method of Services of Traditional Ashanti Priests
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The Ashanti people of Ghana call the phenomenon of spiritual possession akom. This fulfils the role of sign of calling and authentication of the function of specialist in rituals. The possession of a person by the spirit of his/her ancestor or a deity is at the foundations of his/her fulfilment of the cultic mission of medium, bringing others closer to the will of supernatural beings. It is therefore perceived as a positive and expected phenomenon. It must be correctly recognised and exploited, however. Akom makes divinative and healing practices possible. Possession is perceived by the Ashantis as individual as well as collective, prophylactic and therapeutic cultic activity. It becomes an occasion for integration of the community and renewal of the social order through unification, song and dance. The ecstasy of the traditional priest, which most often takes place during rituals, reflects and fulfils the dependence, connection and communication of the person with supernatural beings.
Year
Volume
44
Pages
71-84
Physical description
Dates
online
2012-01-10
Contributors
author
  • Zakład Misjologii i Teologii Ekumenicznej Wydziału Teologicznego, Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
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Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.ojs-issn-2084-4077-year-2011-volume-44-article-2451
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