Oyler, D. S.. The Shilluk's belief in the good medicine men

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Title: The Shilluk's belief in the good medicine men

Published in: Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 3

Published By: Sudan notes and records -- Vol. 3 Khartoum: [s.n.], 1920. 110-116 p.

By line: D. S. Oyler

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Shilluk (FJ23)

Subjects: Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Theory of disease (753); Magical and mental therapy (755); Sorcery (754); Magic (789); Medical therapy (757);

Abstract: This article describes the functions of shamans among the Shilluk. It discusses beliefs regarding their document of power, the physical characteristics of medicine men and their children, and the degree to which shamans are specialized among themselves. In addition to brief descriptions of therapeutic practices other magical functions of the shamans are described.

Document Number: 13

Document ID: fj23-013

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: ca. 1918

Evaluation: Missionary-5

Analyst: Betty Potash ; 1960

Coverage Date: 1900-1920

Coverage Place: Sudan

LCSH: Shilluk (African people)


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