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This article summarises a section of a thesis (
The Realm of the Supernatural among the South-Eastern Bantu
) accepted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Oxford, June 1936.
e.g. Wallis, pp. 46-7; Malinowski, (a) & (b). Full bibliographical references are given at the end of the article.
4 Malinowski, (A) pp. 46-51, (b) pp. 67-9.
Hunter, P. 24.
(a) pp 285
8Vide e.g. Cook, Junod, Wedgwood. Miss Hunter is better, but has not fully appreciated this point.
For the cultural background of the South-Eastern Bantu
N.B. They were widows before the ceremony: the ceremony formally indicates them to the
social status of widows.
Evans-Pritchard, E.E. (b).
The emphasis is on cult of the ancestors, not cult of the dead.
Hastings (a). p. 411,
Hastings (b), pp. 411 seq., Wedgwood.
The village may be moved.
This point might be pursued with profit after making allowance for technical ability. Thus Robertson relates the difference in Greek and Egyptian architecture to religious beliefs.
I am not considering the beliefs that the ancestors send trouble, or help, their descendants, and punish erring members of the family.
Hoernlé (a). Dr. Fortes tells me that the Tallensi of the Gold Coast quite often give this sort of reason for their ancestral cult.
The former would in my opinion be the usual course. Quarrels or mere increase in size would lead to the hiving off of lineages.
e.g. Denis Bradley. I attended seances myself in Johannesburg in 1932.
op. cit. pasim.
The Andamanese live in local groups each of which consists of a number of families.
Vol. 2 pp. 693
Bryant, A.T. (b)
Goldenweiser, A. Chapter on the Iroquois.
Schapera, I (c). Information from Mrs. Hoernlé.
Radcliffe-Brown (b) pp. 124 seq.
the author's "Zulu Women in Hoeculture Ritual,"
Journal, Johannesburg, September, 1935.
Evans-Pritchard says much the same of the Zande
c.f. Junod's comparison of the Thonga, Ila and Akamba.
And are not Mussolini and Hitler almost gods?
Callaway pp. 4-5, foot note.