Pan Africanism : The handshake is not considered African

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    Interesting point. The link does not work for me though.

    And I'm not well versed in the subject, but by the looks of the link's title, the handshake is not Guyanese.
    Or does it break down how no cultures in Africa traditionally honor the handshake?

    I personally give pounds to those with whom I'm well or casually acquainted.
    My stern handshakes as such are offered to those whom I question.

    For me, many of the answers are in the handshake.
     
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    peace .......

    the "handshake" is of Masonic origin.......this is how they used to find out what degree you are..press down on the 1st you are an entered apprentice the 2nd knuckle you are a "fellow craft"....the 3rd you are a Master Mason !

    for Afrikans (if u will) it was our tradition to bow, or prostrate yourself to your neighbor to show no ill will towards them!

    To show that we are all equal......................

    In the western world if u don't give a firm handshake they label you as weak and uneducated.......Not knowing the hand contains enornous energy and MUCH INFO can be passed thru the hand if u are in a "balanced state of mind"!

    I humbly leave you in peace
     
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