Santer?a: La Religi?n

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Aproximadamente cinco millones de Hispano Americanos practican la Santería en la actualidad. En esta obra Migene González-Wippler nos presenta los resultados de profundas investigaciones y sus experiencias personales sobre esta mágica religión. Aquí se describen los altares de los orishas (Dioses), los santeros (Sacerdotes), las conchas divinas utilizadas para consultar a los dioses (Diloggún), las pócimas a base de hierbas con propiedades mágicas y curativas (Ewe), así como las ceremonias practicadas —incluyendo...

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Overview

Aproximadamente cinco millones de Hispano Americanos practican la Santería en la actualidad. En esta obra Migene González-Wippler nos presenta los resultados de profundas investigaciones y sus experiencias personales sobre esta mágica religión. Aquí se describen los altares de los orishas (Dioses), los santeros (Sacerdotes), las conchas divinas utilizadas para consultar a los dioses (Diloggún), las pócimas a base de hierbas con propiedades mágicas y curativas (Ewe), así como las ceremonias practicadas —incluyendo el sacrificio de animales—. El impactante material fotográfico junto con las entrevistas únicas realizadas con líderes santeros, nos muestran aspectos de esta religión rara vez expuestos ante el público. Este libro proporciona el conocimiento general sobre esta antigua religión aparentemente desaparecida de la sociedad moderna.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567182682
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,400,412
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Migene Gonzalez-Wippler was born in Puerto Rico and has degrees in psychology and anthropology from the University of Puerto Rico and from Colombia University. She has worked as a science editor for the Interscience Division of John Wiley, the American Institute of Physics, and the American Museum of Natural History, and as an English editor for the United Nations in Vienna, where she lived for many years. She is a cultural anthropologist and lectures frequently at universities and other educational institutions.
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Table of Contents

Prologo ix
Prefacio a la segunda edicion xiii
Prefacio xvii
Introduccion 1
La tradicion Orisha 7
Que es Santeria? 11
Los Orishas: dioses de Santeria 23
Eggun: espiritus de los muertos 69
El santero: sacerdote de Santeria 77
El babalawo: sumo sacerdote de Santeria 87
Iyanifa: madre de los secretos 101
Obi: el coco de adivinacion 111
El Diloggun: los caracoles adivinos 117
Ewe: hierbas magicas 123
Ebbo: la ofrenda 133
Ceremonias de sacrificio 139
Las iniciaciones 151
Asiento: hacer el santo 159
Bataa: los tambores 173
Posesion del espiritu 179
Sortilegios y magia 191
El poder del Orisha 207
Palo: hechiceria y Santeria 219
Candomble: la Religion en Brasil 229
Itutu: la muerte de un santero 237
La Iglesia y Santeria 243
Santeria y el Espiritismo 251
Santeria y la comunidad 259
Santeria: su dinamica y raices multiples 265
Maria: un comienzo espiritual 273
Glosario 287
Bibliografia 301
Indice 305
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