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oa Journal of Psychology in Africa - Le Siege des Dieux: un Aspect de la construction de L identite Mythique Dans le Candomble Bresilien

 

Abstract

Working on the field of the Brazilian traditional candomble, the authors analyze the consecration rites of an assemblage of objects, which constitute the ""seat"" of personal divinities. As they are considered as the residence of each one of the priest's orishas, the ""seats"" concretely reproduce the mythical configuration which determines his life and personality. Born upon initiation, living and dying with the priest, these objects may be seen as tangible testimony of the mechanisms of mutual construction of the initiated and his community. From the point of view of the psychology of culture, the ""seat of the gods"" may be looked at as one of the ritual apparatus which allow the integration of the multiple aspects of personality, in a peculiarly dynamic synthesis.

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1988-01-01
2016-12-08
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