Healing Evil Possession, " Mingis "
A variety of spirit possession cults are practiced in many regions of the world.
In such cultures, people believe that many spirits live in the world. In contrast to good spirits, the evil spirits carry sickness by possessing their victims.
In an attempt to appease such evil spirits, healers conduct expensive ceremonies that involve dancing that peaks till ectasy. In Somalia such cults include Mingis, Saar, Waddabo and so on.
Mingis is an Amharic word. It is reported that possessesd individual often speak in Oromo , a language spoken in Ethiopia.
Dr Mohamed Osman, Physicoian & Artist