Witchcraft Oracles and Magic Among the Azande
  • Witchcraft Oracles and Magic Among the Azande

     

    E.E. Evans-Pritchard.

     

    Oxford: 1965. Octavo. Hardcover in a dust jacket. 1965 reprint. Near fine.

     

    "It would appear from [Azande] behavior that the present and future overlap in some way so that the present partakes of the future as it were.  Hence a man’s future health and happiness depend on future conditions that are already in existence and can be exposed by the oracles and altered.  The future depends on the disposition of mystical forces that can be tackled here and now.  Moreover, when the oracles announce that a man will fall sick . . . his ‘condition’ is therefore already bad, his future is already part of him."

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