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Divination Art

Clip: Season 4 | 2m 38s

African tribal religions include diviners who are believed to communicate with the gods in the spirit world. Diviners discover and then relate what the gods want, and harness the gods’ powers to help followers overcome illness and other crises. Carvings and sculptures used to capture the spirits’ attention were gathered in summer 2000 at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Aired: 10/26/00

Rating: NR

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