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African Juju, Mysticism and The Supernatural

  1. fierycj profile image75
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    There's a lot of stuff that goes down in Africa, most especially Nigeria that no one outside hears about. Stuff you wont see on CNN. In my opinion,the awareness of the supernatural in the western world is decreased by an increase in technology. But in Africa where technology is minimal, you will find people clinging to the intangible...to the supernatural, even to gods. We often hear of juju. And yes, it is still very much a part of the African culture. A guy can put a hex on you from miles away. He could call you up in a mirror,stab the mirror & watch you die. I often wonder how great a country Nigeria would be if we applied half of our diabolical ingenuity into other rewarding aspects of nation building. Everyone in Nigeria,and I mean EVERYONE has in some way been touched by Mysticism. Just ask! Great things happen, indeed. I cant speak of all of them, but I would like to open up a discussion on this topic; you know, hear what people think about it.

    1. Kelsey Tallis profile image66
      Kelsey Tallisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Bolded: In the US we call things like that "urban myths."

      I've read a couple of odd news stories about hexes in various African cultures over the last few years but can't remember any details. Santeria in South America/Carribbean has African origins and had a lot of followers in New Orleans last I heard (not sure how this may have been affected by Hurricane Katrina though). I first learned about it in an Arican Art History class in college where we discussed "orisha" and the Yoruba culture. I believe it's also related to voodoo. I found the subject itself fascinating, actually. However, any belief system taken to extremes causes cultural upheaval.

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      sandra rinckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well then why don't they magically grow food?

      1. Aragon5000 profile image56
        Aragon5000posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Does this make sense to you?
        Anyway Nigeria does not need magic, voodoo to grow food. They grown it naturally because the soil there is very fertile

  2. fierycj profile image75
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    Well then, why dont they magically grow food.
    Just point ain't it. I said if only they would use they supernatural prowess for something positive. They would be a great nation. Nigeria is already the largest black nation on Earth. But come to think of it. I've heard tales of people who even do that. Grow food magically. Eat their food and you die. Their food is meant for just them and their kindred or something. What the West calls Urban Legend or Myth is the reality a lot of Africans live by everyday. Who knows, when I get to Hollywood I can finally movies about all the mumbo jumbo that goes on around here.