Rituals & Ceremonies Of Possession & Trance | The Akán’s Traditional Beliefs | Ivory Coast

Ceremony of the closing of the mouth. Aniassue╠ü, Co╠éte d’Ivoire

 

Writer and Photographer  Jordi Esteva is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From his  ongoing project ‘The Country of Souls‘.  To see Jordi’s body of work  click on any photograph.

 

Initiate Akua during the Ceremony of the Aperture of the Mouth. Aniassue╠ü, Co╠éte d’Ivoire

 

Lustral Water for washing the sacred chairs of the king ancestors. Kekerenie. Co╠éte d’Ivoire

 

Komian Adjoua Eponom possessed by Mami Wata the Spirit of the Water. Aniassue╠ü, Co╠éte d’Ivoire

 

Komian Adjoua Eponom possessed by the Spirit of the Black Snake. Sacred Wood of Aniassue╠ü, Co╠éte d’Ivoire

 

Ceremony of the Aperture of the Mouth. Aniassue╠ü, Co╠éte d’Ivoire

 

Komian possessed by a powerfull spirit. Grand Bassam. Co╠éte d’Ivoire

 

Initiate possessed by a muslim spirit. Sacred Wood of Aniassue╠ü, Co╠éte d’Ivoire

 

Making offerings to the Spirits. Kekerenie. Co╠éte d’Ivoire

 

See also:

Travel To The Land of Souls

Book By Jordi Esteva

 

 

 

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