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Various factors contribute to religion practices and preferences These factors can be demographic economical social or even lack thereof It can be found that traditional West African religion has undergone much subtraction and addition in its making of a religion It can also be found that it went through this process as it assembled in Latin and North America Traditional West African religion was an essential part of life to every person from West Africa Religion was a way of life In other words life revolved around religion It tied into every aspect of their lives West African religion permeates every aspect of human existence Small pp20 Nothing was coincidental West African people believed that nothing is left up to chance everything happens for a reason So if a child becomes sick West African people want to know why that child out of all the children living is sick Religion is a way to find that reason When a traditional West African religion is taken apart by order of their Gods etc the Creator is first which is another name for God Second in line are the Demi-Gods which control the affairs of human beings and things that humans come in contact with Third on the list are the ancestors that have the ability to intervene in human life Each God plays an important part within traditional West African Religion either in the past or present The living also had special parts in traditional West African religion The priests kept the lines of communication open between the spirit world and human beings The doctors or witch doctors acted as physicians that not only healed your illness but also told you where it came from They brought healing both physically and psychologically The wizards and witches had powers for social purposes that could be used for bad or good The individuals called diviners had the job of being sin detectives Lastly the conjurer that was
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