Sar

Sar – A“possession cult” discussed by Ioan Lewis that particularly attracts women in East Africa, giving them a religious role unavailable in locally dominant forms of Islam.

SOURCE:

Historical Dictionary of Shamanism by Graham Harvey and Robert J. Wallis 2007

BOOKS FOR YOU TO READ IN OUR LIBRARY:

Related Articles

Islam

Islam – Some varieties of Islam have been labeled shamanic or shamanistic. Ioan Lewis discusses possession cults called Sar or Zar in North and East…

Soul Projection

Soul Projection Ioan Lewis formulated this term, equivalent to “journeying,” to describe an aspect of the work of shamans in combating possession by powerful other-than-human…

Vodou

Vodou – Also Vodu, Vodun, Vudu, and similar. Various related forms of animist ancestor veneration and possession cult that originated in West and Central Africa…