Ban of the Bori: Demons and Demon-Dancing in West and North by A. J. N. (Arthur John Newman) Tremearne

By A. J. N. (Arthur John Newman) Tremearne

Absolutely illustrated. Chapters contain: The starting place of the Hausa Colonies in North Africa; Totemism and King-killing; own Enhancement and get dressed; Habitations and family lifestyles; beginning and Puberty; demise and the After-Life; Magic. The Saints and the Magicians; Magic within the House—Love Charms; Magic within the House—Self-Preservation; Magic within the Fields—^Agriculture, and so forth; Magic within the Fields—Hunting, and so on; Superstitions and Omens; Bori - The Black Spirits; Bori - The Temples and the Sect, and extra.

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To These eunuchs were therefore exceedingly valuable, and they often formed part of a very special present from one big chief to another. ' " If made upon later in show where life. " In other places, they may be made at any age during youth. The children bom in North Africa in are not scarified, even though both of the parents are natives of the same district. In addition to the tribal marks pure and simple, there are several scarification charms,* and very often a lizard is seen, particularly upon the forearm, though think that this it may appear elsewhere.

He would not eat him, but directly he had killed him, he would rip open his body and then retire to his former position. The four men would then examine the entrails as before, and if there was any black it was known that the priestly king had been guilty, but if not, then it was seen that the charge was a false one, and the accuser would be put to death. priests : In either case, the entrails were taken to the medicine- house in a small gourd, and left there for seven daj^s. lion would come and roar, and the new would hear and come out and take the lion to the medicine-hut, and the animal would examine the entrails If he saw that they were of no use for protection, he would teU the new chief so, and then they would be thrown away, and ever3d:hing belonging to the late chief would be burnt so as to thoroughly remove the evil influence but if he said that they were good, the skull would be split open with a sharp hatchet, and the brains If by then there were extracted, the skull being burned.

The boy is operated upon between the ages of five and nine years. , he parades the streets near his home for an hour or so. ) and the operation is performed by a barber who comes to the house, the instrument being a razor or pair of scissors of the ordinary pattern, but never used for any other purpose. ^nd the boy is then very sharp blades towards their junction. one cut PERSONAL ENHANCEMENT AND DRESS lifted on to a bed and is nursed for seven days —the absolutely necessary 6i —or more, if wound operator dressing the each morning and evening.

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