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Purity

David Chidester

in Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273078
eISBN:
9780520951570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273078.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter describes Zulu ritual purity. This tradition invokes a rite that applies “white” medicines to purify oneself (ukuphothula) from the effects of “black” medicines, associated with ... More


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