West African Psychology: A Comparative Study of Psychology and Religious Thought

West African Psychology: A Comparative Study of Psychology and Religious Thought

by Edward Geoffrey Simons Parrinder
ISBN-10:
0227170539
ISBN-13:
9780227170533
Pub. Date:
09/12/2002
Publisher:
Lutterworth Press, The
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West African Psychology: A Comparative Study of Psychology and Religious Thought

This comparative study of African religion and psychology deals with the idea of the soul and the spiritual powers of man and animals in West African belief. Based on personal research supported by anthropological study, it covers most of the coast and hinterland from the Ivory Coast to Eastern Nigeria. It records beliefs in a future life; reincarnation; metamorphosis; ghosts; hysterical possession; soul-eating by witches; and the interpretation of dreams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780227170533
Publisher: Lutterworth Press, The
Publication date: 09/12/2002
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 0.54(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introductory; The African Philosophy of Life; The Body and its Powers; The Personality-Soul; The Spirit; Guardian Genius or Over-Soul; Spirits of the Departed; Ghostly Apparitions; After-Life and Judgment; Reincarnation; Metamorphosis; Animal and Plant Souls; Injury to the Soul; Possession; Dreams; The Influence of Egypt and Islam; The Development of Religion; Index of Proper Names; Index of Subjects.

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