August 11th, 2009

More Dagara spirituality.

"...it is customary for pregnant women to go through a hearing ritual.  The purpose of the hearing ritual is to listen to the incoming baby; to find out who it is; why its coming at this time; what its purpose is; what it likes and dislikes; and what the living can do to prepare space for this person.  The child's name is then given, based on that information..."  Sobonfu Some.Collapse )