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Santeria Healing: A Journey into the Afro-Cuban World of Divinities, Spirits, and Sorcery
     

Santeria Healing: A Journey into the Afro-Cuban World of Divinities, Spirits, and Sorcery

by Johan Wedel
 

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ISBN-10: 081303051X

ISBN-13: 9780813030517

Pub. Date: 07/24/2006

Publisher: University Press of Florida

Wedel's account will appeal to scholars and others interested in Santería, Cuba, and religious healing. Santería--with roots in Africa and the slave trade and rituals including divination, animal sacrifice, and possession trance--would seem an anachronism in the modern world. Still, Wedel argues, it offers treatment and ideas about illness that are

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Wedel's account will appeal to scholars and others interested in Santería, Cuba, and religious healing. Santería--with roots in Africa and the slave trade and rituals including divination, animal sacrifice, and possession trance--would seem an anachronism in the modern world. Still, Wedel argues, it offers treatment and ideas about illness that are flourishing and even spreading in the face of Western medicine. He shows that Santería healing is best understood as a transformation of the self, allowing the patient to experience the world in a new way. He grounds his analysis of Santería in lively and sometimes frightening narratives in which people reveal in their own words the experience of illness, sorcery, and healing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813030517
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
07/24/2006
Series:
Contemporary Cuba Series
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
1,288,036
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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