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Serving the Spirits: The Religion of Haitian Vodou

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A healing and balanced faith, Haitian Vodou is a member of the African Traditional Religions that came into the Western Hemisphere via the Transatlantic slave trade. Despite a much misunderstood image, Vodou gives its practitioners the tools to understand the world around them. By participating in an annual calendar of observances, rituals and services, servitors can ...more
Paperback, 306 pages
Published September 11th 2011 by Serving the Spirits: The Religion of Vodou
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Kurt
May 28, 2012 Kurt rated it liked it
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I know little about the religion of Vodou and was curious to learn from an insider. The author is initiated in Vodou as a Mambo and has a congregation (or "sosyete" in Pennsylvania. She is very enthusiastic about her beliefs and religion. There are some things she explains quite well and others that she doesn't.

The book starts off with some basic history of Haiti and it's important to understand the basics to understand Vodou. She does a good job with this. Then the book's organization was somew
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Sooz Whigham
Jun 26, 2016 Sooz Whigham rated it it was amazing
It is intended as a primer but I found it helpful to have read other primers already. Not all expressions are explained or defined. Nonetheless it is by far the most thorough and compelling exploration of Vodou for the uninitiated that I have read so far. Could not put it down.
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