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Secrets of Voodoo

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Secrets of Voodoo traces the development of this complex religion (in Haiti and the Americas) from its sources in the brilliant civilizations of ancient Africa. This book presents a straightforward account of the gods or loas and their function, the symbols and signs, rituals, the ceremonial calendar of Voodoo, and the procedures for performing magical rites are given.

“Voodoo,” derived from words meaning “introspection” and “mystery,” is a system of belief about the formation of the world and human destiny with clear correspondences in other world religions. Rigaud makes these connections and discloses the esoteric meaning underlying Voodoo’s outward manifestations, which are often misinterpreted. Translated from the French by Robert B. Cross. Drawings and photographs by Odette Mennesson-Rigaud.

Milo Rigaud was born in Port au Prince, Haiti, in 1903, where he spent the greater part of his life studying the Voodoo tradition. In Haiti he studied law, and in France ethnology, psychology, and theology. The involvement of Voodoo in the political struggle of Haitian blacks for independence was one of his main concerns.

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Milo Rigaud was born in Port au Prince, Haiti, in 1903, where he spent the greater part of his life studying the Voodoo tradition. In Haiti he studied law, and in France ethnology, psychology, and theology. The involvement of Voodoo in the political struggle of Haitian blacks for independence was one of his main concerns.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872861718
Translator:
Cross, Robert B.
Author:
Mennesson-Rigaud, Odette
Author:
Rigaud, Milo
Author:
Cross, Robert
Author:
Cross, Robert B.
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Voodooism
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Voodooism -- Haiti.
Subject:
Folklore -- Haiti.
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Metaphysics-Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 0.6 in 9.5 oz

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Latin America » Haiti
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Metaphysics » African and Latino
Metaphysics » General
Metaphysics » Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Metaphysics » Voodoo
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » World Religions » Voodoo and Santeria

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"Synopsis" by , Milo Rigaud was born in Port au Prince, Haiti, in 1903, where he spent the greater part of his life studying the Voodoo tradition. In Haiti he studied law, and in France ethnology, psychology, and theology. The involvement of Voodoo in the political struggle of Haitian blacks for independence was one of his main concerns.
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