Callaway, Henry, 1817-1890. The religious system of the Amazulu: izinyanga zokubula; or, divination, as existing among the Amazulu, in their own words, with a translation into English, and notes

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Unkulunkulu; Or, The Tradition Of Creation As Existing Among The Amazulu And Other Tribes Of South Africa.

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Appendix.

Additional Notes.

Page 4, Note 11.

Page 65, Note 27.

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To The Editor.

Utikxo.

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The Lord Of Heaven.

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Note.

Part Ii. Amatongo; Or, Ancestor Worship.

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Ukwaba Equivalent To Create.

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The People Do Not Worship All Amatongo Indifferently.

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The Amatongo Are Felt In The Shoulders.

Laying The Itongo, Or Spirit.

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The Amatongo Reveal Medicines, &c., In Dreams.

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A Man's Itongo Resembles Him In Character.

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A Doctor Of Medicine Deceived By The Itongo.

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How The Amatongo Are Worshipped.

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The Mode Of Slaughtering A Bullock.

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Laying The Spirit Of Divination.

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How To Distinguish Snakes Which Are Amatongo From Common Snakes.

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Men Turn Into Many Kinds Of Animals.

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The Order In Which The Amatongo Are Worshipped.

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Tale Of An Imamba.

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Removing From One Country To Another.

Royal Attendants.

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Izalukazana.

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Crying At The Iioles From Which Medicines Have Been Dug.

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Sneezing.

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Vows To Sacrifice To The Amatongo.

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Dreams, &c.

The Amatongo Make Revelations By Dreams.

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Ecstasy And Dreams.

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Uguaise's Dream.

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Subjective Apparitions.

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Inkosazana. 96

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Part Iii. Izinyanga Zokubula; Or, Diviners.

The Initiation Of A Diviner.

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The Way In Which A Person Begins To Be A Diviner.

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The Doctor Of Divination, The Isanusi, Ibuda, Or Umungoma.

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The Diviner Mistaken.

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The Account Of Ukanzi.

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Consulting The Diviner.

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To Bar The Way Against The Amatongo And Against Disease Supposed To Be Occasioned By Them.

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Umwahleni, The Diviner.

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Divining With Sticks And Bones.

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Magical Practices. 81

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Other Modes Of Divining.

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Chiefs Divine.

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The Chief's Vessel.

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Divining By Familiar Spirits.

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Another Account.

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Heaven-doctors, &c.

Heaven-herds. 21 Rain-doctors.

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The Sky, Sun, Moon, And Stars.

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The Sun, Moon, And Stars.

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The Male And Female Heavens.

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The Smiting Of The Heaven.

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Treating The Heaven.

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Heaven-medicines.

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The Insingizi And Ing Q Ung Q Ulu.

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Magical Songs.

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Part Iv. Abatakati; Or, Medical Magic, And Witchcraft.

The Strength Of Medicines.

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It Is Difficult To Drink Out Of The Cup Of A Chief.

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The Magic Of Ufaku.

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Intelezi.

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Intelezi For Soldiers.

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The Bird-doctor.

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The religious system of the Amazulu: izinyanga zokubula; or, divination, as existing among the Amazulu, in their own words, with a translation into English, and notes

Published By: Original publisher London: Trübner and Co.. 1870 [i.e., 1884]. iv, 448 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication The Rev. Canon Callaway

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Zulu (FX20)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Interviewing in research (124); Comparative evidence (171); Vocabulary (192); Linguistic identification (197); Literary texts (539); Community heads (622); Sickness (750); Cult of the dead (769); Religious beliefs (770); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Revelation and divination (787); Magic (789); Magicians and diviners (791); Missions (797); Ideas about nature and people (820);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a remarkable source, revealing the complex and sophisticated religious beliefs of the Zulu. The author, or rather translator, was a missionary doctor among the Zulu from 1854-1868 (see 13:Callaway). The book consists of Zulu texts accompanied by English translation and annotation covering such topics as UNKULUNKULU, or the tradition of creation; the AMATONGO, or ancestor worship; the significance of dreams and visions; and IZINYANGA ZOKUBULA, or diviners.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 12

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fx20-012

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English and Zulu

Note: Includes bibliographical references Literary Texts (539) was used to index the Zulu texts, Shamans and Psychotherapists (756) and/or Magicians and Diviners (791) were used to index INYANGA ZOKUBULA.

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1854-1868

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Physician, Missionary-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Marlene Martin ; 1979

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1854-1868

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Zulu (African people)

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