[Cults in Jamaica]

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Seaga, Edward, Cults in Jamaica Side 1, Olive Lewin Last Holt-Music Side 2

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In this recording features a lecture by Mr. Seaga. In the lecture he discusses Cumina and Pocomania cults and the Revival Zion group. He explains the basic purpose and functions of these Jamaican religious groups. This audio also includes Olive Lewin discussing revivals and death in Jamaica.

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00:00:03 Audio begins with Mr. Shaga thanking Dr. Mitchell and opens up with questions.

00:05:33 Discussion on the Cumina and Pocomania cults and the Revival Zion group in Jamaica.

00:11:47 Talks about the functions for which the cults and religious groups meet.

00:19:34 Talks about the basic purpose of a function in Pocomania is to take a spiritual journey and how it is designed to lead one to a particular place.

00:40:12 Talks about legal restrictions to the practice of religion.

01:03:05 Henry Mitchell concludes the session.

01:04:14 Olive Lewin discusses hymns and choruses, and her relationship with religious occasion and attendance at revivals in Jamaica.

01:14:00 Singing.

01:21:33 Talks about a death ceremony and lament.

01:32:28 Audio ends.


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