Between the years of 1898 and 1926, Edward Westermarck spent a total of seven years in Morocco, visiting towns and tribes in different parts of the country, meeting local people and learning about their language and culture; his findings are noted in this two-volume set, first published in 1926. Alongside extensive reference material, including Westermarck’s system of transliteration and a comprehensive list of the tribes and districts mentioned in the text, the chapters discuss such areas as the influences on and relationship between religion and magic in Morocco, the origins of beliefs and practices, curses and witchcraft. This is the first volume of two dealing with the same subject, and will fascinate any student or researcher of anthropology with an interest in the history of ritual, culture and religion in Morocco.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. The Baraka (Holiness or Blessed Virtue): Its Prevalence 2. The Baraka (Holiness or Blessed Virtue): Its Manifestations and Effects 3. The Baraka (Holiness or Blessed Virtue): Its Sensitiveness 4. The Jnūn (Jinn): Their Nature and Doings 5. The Jnūn: Prophylactic measures against them and remedies for troubles caused by them – The Jnūn in the service of men and saints 6. The Origin of Beliefs and Practices Relating to the Jnūn 7. Individual Spirits 8. The Evil Eye 9. Curses and Oaths 10. The ‘ĀR and the ‘AHD 9. Witchcraft – Homoepathic Influences – The Transference of Evil