Manifesting Intent using Adinkra Symbols
August 2011

This paper has been long in the making. It is the third and probably the last in a series of papers dealing with Kente and Adinkra symbols. It is also the one with the most spiritual information.

This does not mean that my personal research into spiritual applications of Akan symbols will cease. For a while now, it has been my desire to learn and to discover (in some cases) more about how the ancient traditions of the Akan have been preserved in their culture, language and symbols.


CONTENTS

Introduction----------------------------------------------------------------------------------    3
Overview of how it works----------------------------------------------------------------     4
Element, number/symmetry, colour, force and tone................................     5-7
Application: Long and short approaches......................................................   8
Discussion – Important points to note..........................................................    9
References..........................................................................................................    10
Appendix A – J. B. Danquah on Adinkra...................................................     11
Appendix B - Akan Libation (prayer for protection)................................     12-13

Manifesting-Intent-with-Adinkra-symbols.pdf



Adinkra Collage
(Adinkra collage created from book Cloth As Metaphor)