Rain making in Africa

The Ancient Sciences ... Part1

 

 

It is an amazing thing that an individual can invoke the god of rain and request him to send down the rain and he obeys and rain start falling. Rain making is an ancient science that the pagan utilize to moisten their farms in times of drought. There are special people who have the inspiration or power to perform the art of rain making. The methods of making rain differ from place to place and according to the severity of the drought. However in recent years those who have the power to make rain no longer use the power for the right purpose. Some of the rain makers are using the power to intimidate people by sending down the rain when they have occasion to celebrate unless the celebrant gives money as a form of bribery.

Naturally water which comes in form of rain is a free gift from God. The seasons of the year has been so created by nature thus providing time for planting and time to harvest. The time of planting is associated with rain while the time for harvest is associated with dryness. However dryness can be observed even in the rainy season. Dryness is caused by two reasons. According to peasant beliefs drought are caused by either change of season whereby the rain comes to a temporary break while another form of drought is belief to be caused by the sins committed by the people of the place. Therefore in principle drought is not natural but a sign of remorse by God to his people.

The role of the rain makers is therefore the role of a chief priest who can beacon the god and plead with him to pardon his people. Rain makers have different methods. Some of their technique are scientific at times while at other times is purely religious. The scientific method uses a type of stone often referred to as the crystal stone on one hand while on the other way the rain maker would enter the bush and pluck leaves, stems and even roots of plants, shrubs and grasses. The combination of these things is burn in fire and as soon as the smoke reached the heaven the rain starts pouring... Is that not amazing science? But this is true to the core. In the use of the crystal stone, the performer washes the stone and as soon as the stone starts glazing the sky starts changing and soon rain starts. But the later is dangerous at some period of season because it often attracts heavy thunderstorm.

When drought occurs as a result of sins, it is easier to handle that when it is natural. In a place where prostitution take place it is a common yearly occurrence that drought exists at the time when water is most needed. I have witness this happen in two year consecutively. The solution to this was that the prostitutes were forced out to sweep the main roads as a plea to god of rain. In addition the chief priest offered prayers and within the next two days after the ritual ceremony heavy rain fell with thunderstorms that wrecked some buildings. What a strong natural force. Anyone in doubt of rain making can please refer to the article below to find out from the German sponsored studies on rain making in Nigeria.

 

Rituals and ceremonies accompanying rainmaking among the Guruntum ...

 

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Sarah Fox 6 years ago

Give more detail!


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Classycut 6 years ago Author

I would be happy to expatiate on the subject of Rain making if you can let me know the area you are referring to. Is it the tradition that women come out sweeping as a form of cleasing ritual or...??? Let me know the area to give details upon.


kokori 5 years ago

Rain falls when the vapour in the air is cooled to a saturation point and accumulated,and become heavy, that they can no longer hold on as cloud.They start falling.This is just one way.

This action can ofcourse be influenced by man.By throwing silver iodide or dry ice to the cloud to enable it reach the required saturation point and start falling as rain.That is rain making


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andrebreynolds 5 years ago

Fascinating hub!


MIKELAS 4 years ago

THIS IS QUITE INTERESTING, THE ACT OF RAINMAKING IS FACTUAL. IF I CAN CONTROL MY HOT IMMEDIATE ENVIROMENT BY ONING MY FAN, WHY IS IT IMPOSSIBLY TO MANIPULATE THE WHETHER? THERE IS NOTHING SPIRITUAL ABOUT IT AS SUCH. THIS NOT ON ONLY COMMON IN AFRICA BUT ALSO IN CHINA. MY ONLY QUESTION IS WHAT ARE THE NAMES OF THE SHRUBS AND LEAVES USED IN RAINMAKING?


Classycut 4 years ago

Method of Rain making is of two kinds. Some people use marble stone while others use herb which is presumably safer. At times rain making brings about heavy thunther storm and that is why it could be considered somehow spiritual although in the whole everything is natural


xrow 4 years ago

There's nothing normal about using leaves, herbs and shrubs to invoke the rain. God (for those who believe he exists) never endowed man with the ability to control the elements, but rather to protect himself based on clear understanding of how these forces operate. God's, and of course man's, enemies the demons, have made such things appear harmless whereas they are actually destroying our r/ship with God. Check history and see whether uncanniness has not always been attached to such abnormal phenomena.


chi 4 years ago

what is the scientific and traditional way of making rain

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