Nan Domi: An Initiate's Journey into Haitian Vodou

Nan Domi: An Initiate's Journey into Haitian Vodou


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872865747
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Pages: 279
Sales rank: 504,811
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Mimerose Beaubron was born in Ouanaminthe, in northwest Haiti. A social and cultural anthropologist, she is also the co-founder and principal singer of the world music band, Boukmans Ekperyans. In 2002 she, along with the group, was nominated as a Peace and Goodwill ambassador by the United Nations.

Madison Smartt Bell is an American writer, known for his trilogy of novels about Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution, published 1995-2004.Finalist for the National Book Award and recipient of a PEN/Faulkner award, Bell was raised in Nashville, has lived in New York and London before settling in Baltimore, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Note to readers 10

Preface Madison Smartt Bell 11

Prologue 31

Chapter 1 The Teaching of Perception with Aunt Tansia 47

Chapter 2 Placement of the Head 61

Chapter 3 Lira or a State of Lucid Dreaming? 71

Chapter 4 The Double and the Dream Body 83

Chapter 5 The Purification 105

Chapter 6 Manipulating the Double 111

Chapter 7 Walking in the Swarm of Stars 115

Chapter 8 Fixed in Mystical Knowledge 119

Chapter 9 The Eye of the Water 127

Chapter 10 Establishing a Means of Communication 139

Chapter 11 Manipulating One's Gift 151

Chapter 12 The Importance of Je 157

Chapter 13 I Remember 167

Chapter 14 You Must Be Perspicacious in Order to See or There Are Conditions for Seeing 215

Chapter 15 Having Cold Eyes or the Fear of the Unknown 229

Chapter 16 Laziness or Indecision 235

Chapter 17 Watch Your Step or Constant Attention 241

Chapter 18 Witness of the Nannan-rèv 253

Chapter 19 The Farewell Ceremony 261

Epilogue 267

Lexicon 271

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