In most parts of sub-Saharan Africa, figures, such as this Baule figure, are used to capture and embody symbols or representations of spirit beings. Accompanied by regular ceremonies, offerings, or performances, the power objects can be used as tools that invoke the aid of the spirits in establishing well-being and balance. At times, it is the spirits themselves who cause misfortunes as a means of alerting humans to their existence and demanding ritual attentions. In this manner, the arts of healing can determine, realign, or sometimes even change the path of life. Regardless of the form in which the healing events occur, it is in the interest of both humans and spirit beings to interact with each other for their mutual benefit, for it is only through their interdependence that the order of both worlds is secured.