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Guest Lecture: The Clash of Ontologies - From Human Beings and Jinn. Moroccon Experienences


CERES Palais, room "Ruhrpott" (4.13)

Jinn - invisible creatures - are especially present within the folk Islam of the Moroccans. They a far away from being held as only mental projections but understand to influence - by their acting and as ontologically existing beings - the human everyday life in many ways. The diverse forms of how Moroccans handle with Jinn mirror not only societal and global grand developments but also competing ontological orders. The lecture focusses on the sufi group of the Hmadcha in Tangier, which has been analysed by Prof. Dr. Dieter Haller (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) in field work for many years.