Mashavi spirits can be used for enterprise in African Religion. Discuss

Mashavi spirits

The concept of mashavi spirits in African traditional religious ontology has been a controversial and misunderstood concept. This is because Africans believe in, recognize and accept the fact that spirits exist, who may use material objects as temporary residences and manifestations of their presence and actions through natural objects and phenomena as postulated by Idowu (1973:173) Alien spirits are spirits of people who died far away from home. So, the spirits find hosts to possess. The origin of the term shavi derives from kushava (hunting) which is a traditional practice…