Witchery in the novel Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

Witchery in the novel Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko.

The concept of witchery in Ceremony Culturally, Native Americans held nature with the utmost respect. Apparently, both religious and witchcraft views among Native Americans held similar perceptions about sacred value of nature (Rice 115). For this reason, most symbols and ideas that were used in witchery were borrowed from nature. According to Rice (116), although witchery practices in differing regions of Native American exhibited some distinct differences, they held similar perceptions about the environment. The Native American believed in conservation of nature since it provided them with the necessary materials for magic and witchcraft. Their witchcraft could be more perceived as medicinal rituals that sough to establish the root causes of presented illnesses (Rice 119). On this note, witches utilized several methods and tools such as crystal rocks, herbs, feathers as well as chanting sacred hymns while performing these rituals.

Witchery in the novel Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

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