Diviners and Prophets among the Xhosa (1593-1856): A Study in Xhosa Cultural History (Anthropology)

by Mongameli Mabona

Publisher: Lit Verlag

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Ethnic or tribal religions,
  • Ethnography,
  • Social & cultural anthropology,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • History,
  • History: World,
  • Republic of South Africa,
  • Africa - General,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Africa - South - South Africa
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages464
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8947455M
ISBN 103825867005
ISBN 109783825867003

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Mabona, uses the main title of this book as a convenient platform to launch an investigation into the roots of Xhosa culture and history. Many of the findings. Get this from a library.

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The Xhosa people (/ ˈ k ɔː s ə, ˈ k oʊ s ə /; Xhosa pronunciation: [kǁʰɔ́ːsa] ()) are a Bantu ethnic group from Southern Africa mainly found in the Eastern and Western Cape, South Africa, and in the last two centuries throughout the southern and central-southern parts of the is a small but significant Xhosa-speaking community in Zimbabwe, and their language, isiXhosa.

Hirst () documents numerous informants among the Xhosa who were called to be diviners through dreams. For example one of his informants narrated a dream in which he stayed with water spirits.

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Diviners and Prophets Among the Xhosa () - A Study in Xhosa Cultural History (Paperback) / Author: Mongameli Mabona ; ; Biological anthropology, Human biology & related topics, Biology, life sciences, Science & Mathematics, Books. Igneus Rose: Diviners and Prophets Diviners and Prophets 1.

“For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.” —Zechariah 2.

Hirst () documents numerous informants among the Xhosa who were called to be diviners through dreams. For example one of his informants narrated a dream in which he stayed with water spirits.

Prophets were also known to interpret events that were happening in the present, providing insights into God’s reasons for creating certain conditions.

Diviners and prophets were classed together. In Isaiahfor instance, diviners are ranked with judges, warriors and prophets as pillars of the state. HIRST, M.M. Root, dream and myth: the use of the oneirogenic plant silene Ccpensis among the Xhosa of South Africa.

Journal of Psychoactive Plants and Compounds. New Series Vol, 4, (pp,). Rulers and Prophets Condemned 6 Therefore night will come over you without visions, and darkness without divination. The sun will set on these prophets, and the daylight will turn black over them.

7 Then the seers will be ashamed and the diviners disgraced. They will all cover their mouths because there is no answer from God. 8 As for me, however, I am filled with power by the Spirit of. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” 8 Yes, this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you.

Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have. 9 They are prophesying lies to you in my name. I have not sent them,” declares the Lord. And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in.

So shalt thou put the evil away from the. The Xhosa people are divided into several tribes with related yet distinct heritages. The main tribes are the amaGcaleka, amaRharhabe, imiDange, imiDushane, and addition, there are other tribes found near or among the Xhosa people such as abaThembu, amaBhaca, abakoBhosha and amaQwathi that are distinct and separate tribes which have adopted the isiXhosa language and the Xhosa.

Traditional healers of Southern Africa are practitioners of traditional African medicine in Southern fulfill different social and political roles in the community, including divination, healing physical, emotional and spiritual illnesses, directing birth or death rituals, finding lost cattle, protecting warriors, counteracting witchcraft, and narrating the history, cosmology, and.

Prophecy - Prophecy - Types of prophecy: Types of prophecy can be classified on the basis of inspiration, behaviour, and office. Divinatory prophets include seers, oracle givers, soothsayers, and diviners, all of whom predict the future or tell the divine will in oracular statements by means of instruments, dreams, telepathy, clairvoyance, or visions received in the frenzied state of ecstasy.

We must make a differentiation between diviners and prophets. Eliphas Levi states the following: ‘Diviner (Adivino in Spanish) comes from the word divinaris, divinus, wich signifies to perform the divinity’.But the abbot Alfonso Luis Constant forgot the letter A that precedes the word divine.

The Grammar says the following: A, preposition that indicates separation, remoteness, distance. Sing On, Ntsikana: The Story of Christian Music among the Xhosa People of South Africa.

Document Type. Article. Abstract. The Xhosa, an African people united by language and history, occupied a large portion of what is now eastern South Africa prior to the arrival of Europeans.

After the arrival of Christianity through the. Prophets among them declared that salvation lay in killing all their cattle, their most prized possession, and destroying all their food stocks.

If they did this, the prophets said, on a certain day everything would be returned to them by supernatural agency and in much greater abundance--huge new herds, copious supplies of grain, and the white.