Theory and Practice of Secrecy: Focus on Okonko and Ogboni in Africa

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There is a practical connection between conceptions of the sacred mysteries associated with ancestral societies and the imperative of secrecy with regard to those same mysteries and rites. The mysteries and rites are precisely that which is preserved and jealously guarded by silence from the ordinary but revealed to those properly initiated. Thus, secrecy is perhaps most associated with ancestral societies like Okonko and Ogboni in Africa. Okonko and Ogboni have esoteric rites, rituals, and ceremonies and access to certain ...

Theory and Practice of Secrecy: Focus on Okonko and Ogboni in Africa 2012, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken

ISBN-13: 9783659109140

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