Magic and Fetishism: Now Available!



This is a very dense little work which is almost entirely comprised of notes and segments on African and Asian tribal groups and their use of physical objects in a ritual context, often as little charms or "fetishes" as they were termed then. Importantly, the modern (and sexual) use of this term does not here apply.

Some of the stories are outright humorous; most of them are fairly academic- it is nice to note that this work managed to exclude some of the supremacism often found in contemporary works and seeks to simply list the usages involved; these range from good luck charms, to totemic sorts of rites, to those involving war, success, and protection from disease.

69 pages.