The use of post-hypnotic suggestions for Aids prevention in Tanzania. A study on the Possible relations between female initiation rites and modern forms of communication: from the rites of passage to the modern pictographic techniques

Journal title IPNOSI
Author/s Ruggero Dargenio, Cristina Nicolini
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/2
Language Italian Pages 19 P. 39-57 File size 497 KB
DOI 10.3280/IPN2017-002003
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The authors investigate the rites of passage belonging to the Tanzanian tradi-tion, especially the female initiation rite of Unyago, relating them with different forms of modern communication used by international NGOs and local government projects for the prevention of HIV/AIDS. The first objective is to understand the effectiveness of traditional cultural instruments to convey an educational mes-sage to the young Tanzanian women through modality that are able to induce a real trance. The second objective is to highlight, in the forms of contemporary communication, aimed to support the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country, elements that remind, as true post-hypnotic signals, the suggestions received during the Unyago rite of passage.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, rites of passage/initiation, pictographic techniques, trance, post-hypnotic suggestions, Tanzania.

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Ruggero Dargenio, Cristina Nicolini, Uso di suggestioni post-ipnotiche nella prevenzione dell’AIDS in Tanzania. Studio sulle possibilità di relazione tra i riti di iniziazione delle bambine e le moderne forme di comunicazione: dal rito di passaggio alle moderne tecniche pittografiche in "IPNOSI" 2/2017, pp 39-57, DOI: 10.3280/IPN2017-002003