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Symbolism And Symbolic Significance Of Native White Chalk ‘Nzu’ As A Mechanism For Improving Human Conditions And Dignity In Igbo Traditional Religion

Madukasi, Francis Chuks
University, Department of Religion & Society. Igbariam Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria
Online First: July 02, 2019
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Chuks, M. F. (2019). Symbolism And Symbolic Significance Of Native White Chalk ‘Nzu’ As A Mechanism For Improving Human Conditions And Dignity In Igbo Traditional Religion. Research and Analysis Journal, 2(6), Page No. 63-74. Retrieved from http://everant.in/rajournals.com/index.php/raj/article/view/41

Abstract

The proper underpinning of “Nzu†as a traditional symbol of holiness and purity of the indigenous people of Igbo’s will go a long way in the full integration of the Igbo people’s life and their immediate cultural ecology with messages it disseminate. It must be noted also that despite the significance of this integration, it must be informed that the white chalk “Nzu†to many adherents of African Traditional Religion is seen as a symbol of purity is evidently not limited in its transmission of reality thereby making it to serve as an outward and inward purity and holiness that are required of the worshipper towards improving human spiritual conditions and dignity. This paper investigates how “Nzu†basically play significant roles in mediating and facilitating religious communication in Igbo Traditional Religion, giving rise to thought, interpretation, and symbolic meanings. In Igbo cosmology, “Nzu†encapsulate so many things which are very distinctive thereby representing so many things and ideologies.

Published July 2, 2019
Keywords
  • Cosmology, Evoke, Ideology, Symbols & Symbology.
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Chuks, M. F. (2019). Symbolism And Symbolic Significance Of Native White Chalk ‘Nzu’ As A Mechanism For Improving Human Conditions And Dignity In Igbo Traditional Religion. Research and Analysis Journal, 2(6), Page No. 63-74. Retrieved from http://everant.in/rajournals.com/index.php/raj/article/view/41

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Published July 2, 2019
Keywords
  • Cosmology, Evoke, Ideology, Symbols & Symbology.
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Chuks, M. F. (2019). Symbolism And Symbolic Significance Of Native White Chalk ‘Nzu’ As A Mechanism For Improving Human Conditions And Dignity In Igbo Traditional Religion. Research and Analysis Journal, 2(6), Page No. 63-74. Retrieved from http://everant.in/rajournals.com/index.php/raj/article/view/41
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Published July 2, 2019
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  • Cosmology, Evoke, Ideology, Symbols & Symbology.
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Chuks, M. F. (2019). Symbolism And Symbolic Significance Of Native White Chalk ‘Nzu’ As A Mechanism For Improving Human Conditions And Dignity In Igbo Traditional Religion. Research and Analysis Journal, 2(6), Page No. 63-74. Retrieved from http://everant.in/rajournals.com/index.php/raj/article/view/41

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Published July 2, 2019
Keywords
  • Cosmology, Evoke, Ideology, Symbols & Symbology.
How to Cite
Chuks, M. F. (2019). Symbolism And Symbolic Significance Of Native White Chalk ‘Nzu’ As A Mechanism For Improving Human Conditions And Dignity In Igbo Traditional Religion. Research and Analysis Journal, 2(6), Page No. 63-74. Retrieved from http://everant.in/rajournals.com/index.php/raj/article/view/41

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  • Published July 2, 2019
    Keywords
    • Cosmology, Evoke, Ideology, Symbols & Symbology.
    How to Cite
    Chuks, M. F. (2019). Symbolism And Symbolic Significance Of Native White Chalk ‘Nzu’ As A Mechanism For Improving Human Conditions And Dignity In Igbo Traditional Religion. Research and Analysis Journal, 2(6), Page No. 63-74. Retrieved from http://everant.in/rajournals.com/index.php/raj/article/view/41