When we consulted the oracle the bundles of medicine were placed in front of it, and when I wanted to examine them I was implored not to touch them in any circumstances. I have seldom seen Azande more emphatic.

  • Source: Evans-Pritchard, E. E. Witchcraft, oracles and magic among the Azande. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1937.
  • Culture: Azande
  • Location: Africa