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Abstract

Divination is an ancient indigenous knowledge system (Hountondji, 1997; Akinwumi et al., 2007). Its cultural-institutional provenance cannot be stated with historical exactitude. It arose, philosophically and anthropologically speaking, as a result of the quest to understand, interpret and give meaningful expressions to both natural and supernatural phenomenon. Since the dawn of humanity, the human mind has always been inquisitive and interested in questions such as: Who created humanity? What controls destiny? Where do we go after death? Are there rules guiding life? Divination, therefore, evolved as a proto-scientific and metaphisico-epistemological intellectual enterprise to assist humanity in the interrogation of existential reality.

Keywords

Sacred Space Indigenous Knowledge System Supernatural Force Spiritual Force African Religion 
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