Chapter 27. From the Nile to the Niger: The Evolution of African Spiritual Concepts

  1. Lewis R. Gordon and
  2. Jane Anna Gordon
  1. Charles Finch III

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996645.ch27

A Companion to African-American Studies

A Companion to African-American Studies

How to Cite

Finch, C. (2007) From the Nile to the Niger: The Evolution of African Spiritual Concepts, in A Companion to African-American Studies (eds L. R. Gordon and J. A. Gordon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996645.ch27

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631235163

Online ISBN: 9780470996645

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Keywords:

  • evolution of african spiritual concepts;
  • primordial manifestations;
  • divine triads of egypt;
  • osirian cycle;
  • neteru of egypt

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Neteru: The Divine Powers of the Ancient Nile valley

  • The Primordial Manifestations of the Creator and the Created

  • The Divine Triads of Egypt

  • The Osirian Cycle

  • Other Important Neteru of Egypt

  • The Period of Transition

  • The Dogon: A West African Link to the Ancient Nile valley

  • The African Powers: Present and Past

  • Conclusion