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An in-depth look at at occult practices in Ghana.
3 Responses to “Demons of Ghana”
This video is very interesting. That they would call the Abosom demons is very disingenuous. I know several of the people in this video and was told that the video-grapher came to the village under false pretense. Had they known he would later describe them as demons, I doubt they would have allowed him to video the sacred/secret rituals. In one instance, he was told to stop his camera, and he did not, a sign of blatant disrespect.
To me the intensity with which the “Christian” ministers attempt to release the deity from the person, they appear just as possessed. What is it different? How is it different? How is it, that they can replace the blood sacrifice of a European looking man named Jesus, and call what the others do as Demon possession. I have a real problem with that analogy. In Ghana, they separate the “bad medicine” from the good medicine. In no way, are they invoking evil spirits, but rather using the Abosom to gain further access to nature. The Abosom represent nature, water, air, fire, trees, mountains, rivers, etc. not DEMONS!
Christian missionaries have done a great damage to the traditional customs. I do know that in human affairs, one human being will try to overpower and control another, through fear, rejection and abandonment. If you are Christian, surely you would see conversion as a viable option. But historically, this conversion equals a subtle invasion and overthrow of the established culture, tradition and lifestyle of the indigenous people world wide. The Africans are simply replacing the same passion for connection to God, that is inherent in the African, with a passionate “In the Name of Jesus”. Using some of the same techniques their ancestors used in Ghana. What is it? How is it different??
In some instances, they have placed the so-called witches in prison, some of these women are elderly, living in the worst conditions you can imagine. If they want to televise the corruption among the Ghanaians as it relates to religious practices, they can document the many, many, churches there, taking money from the masses and helping themselves to luxury. Nothing new here.
Unfortunately, there is corruption in the Spiritual Systems of the Akan people of Ghana, but this video is not even touching that part of it. The focus on Demons is so out of pocket!!! As you can see, this movie is very disturbing to me.
I do not defend corruption of any kind, and while African people and all people need to become more self-reliant and less dependent on outside forces to “fix” it for them, this video leaves out the powerful work that has been done for the people through the auspices of the Abosom, Gods of Ghana. But what can you expect from a European outsider who thinks that Jesus came to save the whole world and especially these primitive, backward, demon-possessed people. SMDH!!!
While I feel that the commentator was trying to give a non-biased, comparative study of the function of both ( so called) Christianity and endigenous religion of Ghana, I do not agree with the blatant disrespect his crew exhibited when warned about not filming the sacred rites of passage. This showed poor character and denigration of the primary spiritual path of Ghana and indeed of mankind. I suggest he make a thorough study of traditional African spirituality FROM THOSE WHO PRACTICE IT and there after show some reverence; after all respect for the spiritual and religious beliefs of others is one of the major pillars of African culture(spirituality). Humbly submitted.
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