Friday, July 15, 2005

Friday Quote: Janheinz Jahn

"In the light of African philosophy, the loas are forces, and in "possession" man takes these forces into himself, intensifies his own nature, intensifies the force which he himself is. He experiences himself as universal force, strengthens his being, his vital force, through communication with superhuman forces, and experiences his ties (religio) with these forces."
--Janheinz Jahn, from his chapter "Voodoo," in Muntu: The New African Culture (1961)

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