The prophet then rubbed the foreheads of all present including the healers, ‘to make their spiritual light shine brightly’. He did the same to their chests ‘so that their hearts were at rest’. The Akatatibi (founder’s wife) was also present at this service and the women tried to touch her holy person, hoping that she would lay her hand on them and bless and heal them.

  • Source: Debrunner, Hans W. Witchcraft in Ghana: a study on the belief in destructive witches and its effect on the Akan tribes. Accra: Presbyterian Book Depot Ltd., 1961.
  • Culture: Akan
  • Location: Africa