Title, Voodoo in Haiti Volume of Schocken Books. Author, Alfred Métraux. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, Schocken Books, Original from, University of . Results 1 – 30 of 77 Voodoo in Haiti by Alfred Metraux and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Read “Voodoo in Haiti” by Alfred Métraux with Rakuten Kobo. Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished.

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Aug 28, Leah Polcar rated it it was amazing Shelves: Korean Folk Tales Part 1 Illustrated. Many of us derive our ideas about Voodoo from horror films or derogatory comments made by those who actually know nothing about it. The book starts with tracing the Religious aspects of Voodoo back to it’s African tribal roots and goes on from there to delve into individual beliefs, systems of magic, it’s unique combination and merger with Catholicism.

Lindsey Merritt rated it liked it Jul 26, I won’t be able to finish it. It’s not an instruction manual; it’s an ahiti of metfaux and practices the author encountered inwith supplemental history of key figures and linguistic Don’t get me wrong, it’s highly problematic.

It is a,fred accurate and engaging account of one of the most fascinating and misunderstood cultures in the world. The Serpent and the Rainbow.

Sprinkled with enough spooky stories alongside genuine examination to satisfy the various reasons I would read an account on Voodoo. Generally enjoyed the book, good read if you are looking for clear information about Vodou and Haiti.

Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston. Seen from close, Voodoo has not got the morbid and hallucinatory character which books have given it. Jun 13, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: The Tarot Folklore History Series. I felt it got easier to follow and a little better towards the end. It kn an accurate and engaging account of one of the most fascin Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century.

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Other cultures come from a different place, and as such, being a westerner maybe I wasn’t meant to understand the deeper mysteries of Vodou, or maybe to have a deeper understanding means to find the loa in one’s own backyard, the spirit of my own location, instead of the divinities of Haiti. For him, Vodou isn’t a religion because only Christianity could be taken seriously enough to be a religion.

Jess rated it liked it Dec 10, No trivia or quizzes i. Feb 13, Januari rated it it was amazing. Nothing more than a conglomeration of beliefs and rites of African origin, which, having been closely mixed with Catholic practice, has come to be the religion of the greater part of the peasants and the urban proletariat of the black republic of Haiti.

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Oct 30, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: Prehistoric Art and Culture. The Devils of Loudun.

Open Preview See a Problem? Specific locational origins aside, I ask one to consider what religion–be it eastern or western, pagan or monotheistic, animist or anthropomorphic–doesn’t fit this exact description? Mystic Isles of the South Seas [Annotated].

The only person I know who has read it also did not finish it due to bordom and she’s a book Oh my God. 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 metraud to give their lives meaning. Well worth reading if you want to get to the roots of the religion.

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Ballard Bldg Blog Borges: The Great Weaver From Kashmir. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! It’s not an instruction manual; it’s an outline of beliefs and practices the author encountered inwith supplemental history of key figures and linguistic origins. Nov 08, Michael rated it liked it Shelves: Three Years in Tibet. Grazie alle tate nere il voodoo infatti era entrato a far parte della cultura borghese e delle classi dirigenti.

The average lifespan, Metraux tells us, of a slave upon first arriving on the new island was ten years. Weird Ways of Witchcraft. The Civilization of China.

Very insightful look into the religion without sensationalizing it.