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Voodoo in Haiti

Vodou then as I take it is a series of metaphors interpreted by an oppressed people that includes both oral histories and experiential ritual in order to give their metaux meaning. This is a great survey of Haitian Voodoo. Idle Talk under the Bean Arbor. I won’t lay into this too much. Paperbackpages. Isn’t that missing the point to start with?

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Oct 30, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: Mystic Isles of the South Seas. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Many of us derive our metrzux about Voodoo from horror films or derogatory comments made by those who actually know nothing about it.

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Voodoo in Haiti by Alfred Métraux

Aug 10, Emilade rated it liked it Shelves: Korean Myths and Folk Legends. The Civilization of China. October 21, Imprint: Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century. Apr 25, Robin Hansen rated it really liked it. Excellent and nuanced work on Voodoo. For that purpose it was a baiti read and a great find giving me everything that I needed. Sep 06, Rafael Suleiman rated it really liked it.

If you read this also read the serphant and the Rainbow. Oct 20, Heather rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Seabrook, has given the most complete account of the black legend of voodoo.

Jess rated it liked it Dec 10, Return to Book Page. Aug 28, Leah Polcar rated it it was amazing Shelves: Trivia About Voodoo in Haiti. Nevertheless, it is apparent from his own reports that efficacy and mythopoetic consistency, not superficial piety, are the criteria by which devotees assess the validity and authenticity of a theophanic event, and which form the sine qua non of their faith.

Un indagine antropologica, psicologica, storica e religiosa affascinante. This made a deep impression on the anthropologist, and it motivated him to join the UN in mid, when he began working as Chief of the Section on Research in the Department of Social Affairs in New York.


Refresh and try again. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! For him, Vodou isn’t a religion because only Christianity could be taken seriously enough to be a religion.

Exceptionally detailed and rather interesting. Nov 05, Apfred Glover rated it it was amazing. You’ve successfully reported this review. Three Years in Tibet. I wonder, however, if some of it is a bit outdated. The fact is that I believe true insight comes only when one believes in the subject matter. All religions, Christianity included, hinge on belief; they are to be experienced and interpreted individually.

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I felt it got easier to follow and a little better towards the end. The slave-owner’s philosophy was work the Voodoo traditions have their roots in Dahomean beliefs Kingdom of Dahomey, modern day Beninas well as other civilizations in the area. Inthe Surrealist and ethnographer Michel Leiris participated in the survey, writing a highly interesting article on Voodooist chromolithographs.