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Ataa Oko

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Master coffin maker Ataa Oko’s drawings illustrate this connection more overtly, showing the many spirits
that inhabit Ga cosmology, as well as the rituals used to communicate with them.

As in other Ghanaian cosmologies and philosophies, the lands of the spirits, or of the unseen, are as important as those of the seen.

Water, libation, the lagoons, rivers and seas, are often the great carrier or passage between these realms, housing as they do the spirits of these elements, the ignorance of whose importance can cause us great harm.