Voodoo in Haiti

ISBN-10: 0805208941

ISBN-13: 9780805208948

Edition: N/A

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This is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the 20th century. Alfred Metraux has written a rich and lasting study of the lives and rituals of the Haitian Mambos and of the history and origins of their religion. It is an accurate and engaging account of one of the most fascinating and misunderstood cultures in the world.
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Book details

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/29/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
Foreword
The History of Voodoo
Origins and History of the Voodoo Cults
The Social Framework of Voodoo
The Social Framework of Voodoo
Voodoo Clergy and Cult-groups
The Sanctuaries
The Supernatural World
Gods and Spirits in Haitian Voodoo
The Power of the Loa
The Voodoo Pantheon
Possession
Epiphany of the Gods
Dreams
The Cult of Twins
Animist Beliefs
Ritual
Ritual
The Ritual Salutations
The Flag Parade
Invocation Formulae
The Libations
Orientation Rites
Material Representations of Divinity
The Sacrifice
Offerings
Music and Dance
Initiation Rites in Haitian Voodoo
Mystical Marriage in Voodoo
The Conjuring up of Loa
The Feast of Yams
Voodoo Christmas in Haiti
The Cult of the Dead
Magic and Sorcery
Magic and Sorcery
The Societies of Sorcerers
White Magic
Ordeals
Divination
Voodoo and Christianity
Voodoo and Christianity
Conclusion
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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