Melanesian Witchcraft


    AT a meeting of the Royal Anthropological Institute on Tuesday, May 23, Dr. B. Malin-owski read a paper on Melanesian witchcraft. The natives of the Coral Archipelagoes surrounding New oGuinea, where Dr. Malinowski carried out his researches, have no idea of natural death or disease. If undisturbed by sorcery, a man would, they believe, live in perpetual good health to an old age, in fact there is no reason why he should ever die.

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    Melanesian Witchcraft. Nature 109, 827 (1922).

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