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Facing Mount Kenya; the Tribal Life of Gikuyu Chapter Summary & Analysis - Magical and Medical Practices and Conclusion Summary

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Magical and Medical Practices and Conclusion Summary and Analysis

In "Magical and Medical Practices", Kenyatta explains there are eleven types of magic. Charm and protective magic is used to protect against certain dangers. This is simply security against animals and other harmful entities. The magician makes a magical powder, places it into a horn, recites magical chants, and the hunter or individual is given instruction on how to use the charm. Love magic is split into two kinds. The first obtains the love of many for an individual and is considered dangerous, in that the individual must be able to support those who will love him. The man is taken to a hyena hole, and a ritual is performed where the magician chants and makes cuts on the joints of the man's body, then has him drink magic potion. More popular love magic is...

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