Journal of Indigenous and Shamanic Studies

ISSN Print: 2708-3330

ISSN Online: 2708-3349



  •  As a Man Thinketh By James Allen

      Paul Issifu

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     The Holy Spirit of Iboga and a Contemporary Perspective on Africa’s Spiritual Renaissance: Focus on Gabonese Bwiti Tradition

      Audrey Nguema Bekale and Imhotep Paul Alagidede

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     Institute for Indigenous Intelligence: Alternative and Complementary Paradigms in Research and Development

      Imhotep Paul Alagidede

    Viewed: 484 times,  Downloads: 261 times

     The Bobiri Forest Reserve and Butterfly Sanctuary – A home of colour and beauty

      Christian Opoku-Kwarteng and Evans Nii Ayi Tagoe

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     Dan Kar’bi

      Damilola Abimbola Oladokun

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     Funeral Antagonism among the Akan: a focus on the death of a male

      Emmanuel Antwi Fordjour, Osei Yaw Akoto and Maxwell Mpotsiah

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  • About the journal

    The Journal of Indigenous and Shamanic Studies (JISS) is an interdisciplinary publication of the Institute for Indigenous Intelligence dedicated to the generation and dissemination of rigorous scholarly research on ancient and modern societies. The journal emphasizes alternative paradigms, and encourages scholarship that accounts for the variety of experiences accommodated by planet earth.

    JISS is a no nonsense periodical with great and powerful editorial protocols, intuitive readership and firm scholarship and galactic reach. The journal provides avenues for connecting the dots between the known and unknown, seen and unseen, inner and outer, and the above and below dimensions.

    For readers and contributors who are interested in mind mending ideas and conscious knowledge, this is the periodical for transmission. For scholars armed with knowledge that transcends conventional reality, this is the vehicle for expression. For intelligent beings operating from the sacred neutral point, whatever the topic or subject or discipline, this is the journal for manifestation.

    Published under the auspices of Porthologos Press, JISS addresses itself to the plant people, the stone tribes, the creepy crawlers, the winged ones, the finned and shelled clans, and the two legged family.

    As the voice of native culture, art and mystery, JISS creates a unique blend for raising frequencies and vibrations, transcending the time-space duality, and uniting the manifest with the unmanifest.


    The journal covers alchemy, shamanism, super science, metaArt, storytelling, magic, folk lore and more.


    1. Provide a platform for the study, and examination of indigenous societies and knowledge embodied in ancestral lore.

    2. Serve as a vehicle for the dissemination of cutting edge knowledge on all subjects in all dimensions, galaxies, universes and time streams.

    3. A growth portal for enlivening the interaction between the modern and the old, the past and the future in the eternal now.

  • Editorial board


    Imhotep Paul Alagidede, University of the Witwatersrand and Nile Valley Multiversity.
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    Muazu Ibrahim, Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies and AREF Consult.


    Maurice Omane-Adjepong, University of the Witwatersrand, Garden City University College and AREF Consult.

    Michael Effah Asamoah, University of Lancaster, Ghana, University of the Witwatersrand and AREF Consult.
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    Abdul-Aziz Iddrisu, University of the Witwatersrand, Kumasi Technical University and AREF Consult.

    Emmanuel Quarshie, University of the Witwatersrand, International Organisation of Migration and AREF Consult.

  • For authors

    Manuscript submission

    The Grand Editor welcomes submissions of unsolicited manuscripts and requests for special issues and features on matters of indigenous and shamanic significance. If you find any of the themes worth exploring and you have a manuscript for consideration, contact the grand editor at or Readers, authors and organisations with interest in the objectives of the journal and the work of the Institute for Indigenous Intelligence should contact the Grand Editor and the Editorial team.

    Submission guidelines

    The journal publishes as many issues as possible in a year. Authors and contributors should ensure that:

    • The submission has not been previously published in the same shape and form, and that is not being considered for publication in the same shape and form by another journal.
    • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, PDF or RTF document file format.
    • The text is single-spaced, 12-point font, with all illustrations, figures, and tables placed within the text at the appropriate points.
    • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements of previously published manuscripts.

    Editorial policy

    All submissions to the journal are read and reviewed by the editorial team and subject matter experts. JISS encourages submission of full length articles, field reports, real time experiences, book reviews, and conference proceedings among others. The review is not blind. It is possible for authors to know the reviewers of their articles either before and/or after publication. Strong editorial standards are adopted throughout and articles are only accepted for production and publication when all checks have been made to ensure that the material being published is well written and presented.


    If any material in the manuscript is from a copyrighted publication, a letter of permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material should be included. If a photo, illustration, or figure does not belong to the author or is not in the public domain, it must be accompanied by a permission letter to reproduce it from the copyright holder. In general, JISS subscribes to the idea of sharing resources and does not put restriction on access to its creations.

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