Voodoo in Haiti

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A master work of observation and description about the lives and rituals of the Haitian mambos and adepts, and of the history and origins of their religion.

A master work of observation and description about the lives and rituals of the Haitian mambos and adepts, and of the history of their religion.

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Overview

A master work of observation and description about the lives and rituals of the Haitian mambos and adepts, and of the history and origins of their religion.

A master work of observation and description about the lives and rituals of the Haitian mambos and adepts, and of the history of their religion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805208948
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1989
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 643,804
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Foreword 15
1 The History of Voodoo
Origins and History of the Voodoo Cults 25
2 The Social Framework of Voodoo
I. The Social Framework of Voodoo 58
II. Voodoo Clergy and Cult-groups 61
III. The Sanctuaries 77
3 The Supernatural World
I. Gods and Spirits in Haitian Voodoo 82
II. The Power of the Loa 95
III. The Voodoo Pantheon 100
IV. Possession 120
V. Epiphany of the Gods 141
VI. Dreams 143
VII. The Cult of Twins 146
VIII. Animist Beliefs 153
4 Ritual
I. Ritual 157
II. The Ritual Salutations 158
III. The Flag Parade 160
IV. Invocation Formulae 161
V. The Libations 162
VI. Orientation Rites 162
VII. Material Representations of Divinity 163
VIII. The Sacrifice 168
IX. Offerings 176
X. Music and Dance 177
XI. Initiation Rites in Haitian Voodoo 192
XII. Mystical Marriage in Voodoo 212
XIII. The Conjuring up of Loa 219
XIV. The Feast of Yams 224
XV. Voodoo Christmas in Haiti 226
XVI. The Cult of the Dead 243
5 Magic and Sorcery
I. Magic and Sorcery 266
II. The Societies of Sorcerers 292
III. White Magic 305
IV. Ordeals 319
V. Divination 320
6 Voodoo and Christianity
Voodoo and Christianity 323
Conclusion 359
Notes 367
Glossary 373
Bibliography 379
Index 391
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    A masterpiece by the foremost scholar of S. American Indians. Author combines in-depth historical research with modern anthropology to depict the tragic history of the Incas.

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