Haitian Vodou An Introduction to Haiti's Indigenous Spiritual Tradition

ISBN-10: 0738730696

ISBN-13: 9780738730691

Edition: 2012

Authors: Mambo Chita Tann

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Deeply rooted in Haiti’s culture and held sacred by millions, Haitian Vodou is a joyous and profound ancestral practice descended from the Vodu priesthood of West Africa. This little-understood belief system is among the truest religions of the Americas—yet its essence has remained a mystery to outsiders.Written by a practitioner of the highest initiatory rank, Haitian Vodou is the only book that offers a respectful, first-hand overview of the centuriesold indigenous tradition. From Haiti’s culture and history to the sacred beliefs, ceremonies, rituals, and practices grounded in ancestral communion, readers will get a rare look inside Haitian Vodou. Also explored: its relationship to other African diasporic traditions in the West; common misconceptions; Vodou magic and initiations; how millions survived slavery, betrayal, and revolution; and the twentyone nations of the Lwa, the spirits of Haitian Vodou.
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Book details

List price: $18.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Publication date: 2/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Map of Haiti
Introduction
About Indigenous Spiritual Traditions and Cultural Appropriation
What Is Haitian Vodou?
Zo Li Mache: How Haiti�and Haitian Vodou�Came to Be
Apr� Bondye: Basic Principles and Ethics of Haitian Vodou
Haitian Vodou Confusions and Controversies
Lezanj: Meet the Twenty-One Nations of the Lwa
The Rada Lwa
The Petro (Petwo) Lwa
The Gede Lwa
Other Lwa
Seremoni: Haitian Vodou Ceremonies and Rites of Passage
Sevi Lwa: Serving the Lwa
Wanga: Haitian Vodou Magic
Sosyete: The Vodou Family, Initiation, and Practice
First Steps in Haitian Vodou
Appendices
Glossary
Timeline of Haitian History
Priy� Katolik ("Catholic Prayers" in English and French)
Lwa Correspondences
Further Reading and Resources
Index
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