Recommended

Ethnographic Sorcery West, Harry G. University Of Chicago Press (May 1, 2007)

“According to the people of the Mueda plateau in northern Mozambique, sorcerers remake the world by asserting the authority of their own imaginative visions of it… West’s efforts to elaborate an ethnographic vision of their world was itself a form of sorcery. In Ethnographic Sorcery, West explores the fascinating issues provoked by this equation.”

I feel West’s understanding of the world views of the Muedans parallels our own inclinations and more so, those of a religious perspective.  The “magic” that spirituality and religions make claims about can be examined through this story and West’s research.

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