Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: January 26, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412964623 | Print ISBN: 9781412936361 | Online ISBN: 9781412964623| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Kbonsura A. Wilson
Transformation in the African religious world is spiritual, symbolic, and figurative. Instances of transformation are vividly described in African sacred and secular literature, such as the Book of the Coming Forth by Day, The Famished Road , and Palm-Wine Drinkard . The Dung Beetle (Khepera) of Kernet was the symbol of Transformation in a classical period of African history. The ancient Kemetic text illustrates transformation as it applies to the spiritual world. Ancient akh ...