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Duane Celine rated it liked it Apr 27, The overall impression ogotemmeil the book tries to convey is that traditional African societies are founded on as profound a basis as any other and that they deserve far greater attention than they have previously received. Elegantly written in 32 short chapters, it would probably be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, ethnographers, and students of comparative religion.

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Being twins and all, I couldn’t help but imagine the Nummo as Nukie and Miko the whole time I was reading. Oct 11, andrew rated it liked it. For the general reader like meit’s interesting to read about ancient forms of world thought, but challenging too: This work is a good introduction to their religious thought and ideas.

The E-mail Address es field is required. Ami Hoe rated it liked it Jun 24, You already recently rated this item. Ancient cities rise again forever, descending spiralwise from dogstar gulfs listen as the old ogotemmmeli mumbles blood prayers in the night — frail sabbath of our eternity. Originally published conversahions as Dieu d’Eau, this near-classic offers a unique and first-hand account of the myth, religion, and philosophy of the Ogotemmeeli.


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Where I spent two weeks with the Dogon nation studied the stars and the astronomers taught and two week course about the Sirius B constellation.

This truth will twist your ears retortwise into gleaming mind-walls older than the tales your grandma sang. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Advanced Search Find a Library. Victor rated it really liked conversattions Mar 14, Similar Items Related Subjects: As I understand it, no one’s been able to find Dogon folks who corroborate the stories Marcel dug up. Your request to send this item has been completed.

Jul 13, Kevin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fascinating description of the culture and symbol systems of the Dogon of Mali. We were assigned a little more than half this text for my African Traditions course. Books by Marcel Griaule.

Dec 12, Gavin White rated it really liked it Shelves: From seemingly simple beginnings, a complex system of thought and classification is gradually built up. Sara Johansson rated it really liked it Ogitemmeli 21, User lists with this item 2 BLS 11 items by tlleonar updated The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.


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Sep 07, Halliday rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is quite a A fascinating introduction to an ancient traditional society and its patterns of thought.

Common terms and phrases African altar animals anthill anvil arms Bambara baobab bellows Binu blood body calabash celestial granary circumcision clitoris colour copper courtyard cowries cubits cult dance dead death Digitaria Dogon Dogon language door drink drum ears earth eight ancestors European facade female fibres fingers fire fonio force four hammer hand head heaven Hogon human impure iron jackal Koguem L6be life-force liver living Lower Ogol male man’s Marcel Griaule masks master of Speech millet Nazarene objects Ogotemmeli Ogotemmeli’s organ pair pediment Phrygian cap prepuce priest primal field recalled represented ritual cobversations round sacrifice sanctuary Sanga scorpion scree seeds serpent seventh ancestor seventh Nummo sex organ sexual side skin smith soul square stairway stones symbol things Third Word thread tion took twins Upper Ogol village wall warp Water Spirit weaving woman womb women world-system.

Read this decades ago on the recommendation of an anthro professor. For the general reader like meit’ Social anthropologist Griaule reports a Dogon world view, cosmogony, and philosophy in elaborate detail. Your list has reached the maximum ogotemeli of items.