Amazing: Traditional African Religion Agrees with Natural Phenomenon

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Traditional African religion recognized the environmental and natural activities because of the cosmology and beliefs are complicatedly tangled with the natural activities in the environment. All aspects of weather, thunder, lightning, rain, day, moon, sun, stars, and so on may become agreeable to control through the cosmology of African people.

Ancestral spirit consultation/ Photo credit: Wikipedia

There are many similarities in African tradition and cultures. Considering the traditional African religion, the supreme God is worshiped via adequate consultation and communion with lesser deities and ancestral spirits.,

The spirits are recognized and worshiped through libation and sacrifice of animals, cooked food, raw food, first fruits, vegetables, precious stones, precious metals and in some cases flowers with good fragrance.

The people seek the face and will of God before taking some vital decisions through consultations and libation before the oracle. In most of the traditional African religious believe, there is a system that connect the people’s believe and practices together, that is the believe that the living stands in between their ancestral spirits and the unborn. Traditional African religion embraced phenomena like shining and fading moon, Subside and flow, rain and dry season and the periodic pattern of agriculture and many more.

Traditional African religion recognized the environmental and natural activities because of the cosmology and beliefs are complicatedly tangled with the natural activities in the environment. All aspects of weather, thunder, lightning, rain, day, moon, sun, stars, and so on may become agreeable to control through the cosmology of African people. The traditional African religioun agrees with the fact that natural activities are directly responsible for providing people with things to eat, drink and wear.

For example, in West Africa, yearly the people gather very big yam gotten from yam harvest and presents it as a sacrifice to the ancestors to receive blessing for a good farming year ahead. This is done during a new yam festival at the Eastern part of Nigeria.

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