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    Karen McCarthy Brown's "Mama Lola" challenges stereotypes of Vodou by offering an intimate portrait of African-based religion in everyday life. She explores the importance of women's religious practices along with related themes of family and of social change. Weaving several of her own voices - analytic, descriptive and personal - with the voices of...
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    Pointing out the elements of Catholicism that coexist with the drums, trances, and animal sacrifice, Kristos catalogues the chief loa (lesser gods), describes a typical ceremony, touches on the highly feared and secretive Sect Rouge believed to practice human sacrifice, and ends up with a quick visit to New Orleans, the centre of American voodoo....
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    We like this Jamaican/British novel a lot! Marshall Sargeant is born with the century in Paradise, on the island of Jamaica. As a young man, he is entrusted with a mystical quest, to overcome a curse that has been put on his family and he must do this by returning to Africa, whence they were brought as slaves. In his strange and sometimes magical...
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    A bit like the Rough Guide to Reggae - except for Voodoo. Recommended! Out of Africa came the cult of spirits who could enter human beings and cross the boundary between life and death. Carried across the Atlantic to the New World, voodoo gave the slaves in the West Indies a new sense of identity and hope. But around it clustered sinister tales of...
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    Rare 'voodoo' book. Secondhand paperback in ok condition
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    Novel based on the story of Marie Levaux, famous New Orleans Voodoo queen. Secondhand UK paperback
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    The word 'voodoo' elicits reactions from fear to fascination; thoughts of pins stuck in dolls, hexes, and strange rites immediately come to mind. But few people know the true origin of voodooism or anything about its practice in America, particularly in New Orleans. This examination of voodoo rites and beliefs is sure to fascinate every reader.
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    Original secondhand hardback with dustjacket in plastic cover in G- condition. Rare English translation
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    Secrets of Voodoo traces the development in Haiti and the Americas of this complex religion from its sources in Africa. the book represents a straightforward account of the gods (loas), and their function, symbols, rituals. Milo Rigaud was born in Port au Prince, Haiti and spent the greater part of his life studying Voodoo tradition. An essential...
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    Out-of-print book club edition secondhand hardback book w/dustjacket (and stickers)
    1964 edition hardback book with no dustjacket. A reprint of the first English-language edition of 1934. It covers many subjects such as clothing, ornaments, dress, skin decoration, courtship, prostitution, conjugal practices, sexual taboos, children, infidelity, hygiene, circumcision, pregnancy, and much more. Illustrated with over 100 photographs...
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    A classic study of Vodou/Voodoo in Haiti. By one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century, Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description of the lives and rituals of the Haitian mambos and adepts, and of the history and origins of their religion. It is an accurate and engaging account of one of...
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    Originally published in the early thirties, Loederer presents an account of his adventures in Haiti and captures the sights, sounds and sensations of this mysterious Caribbean republic. This memoir about Haiti, its history, legends, superstitions, native rites and customs, also includes illustrations of the author's famous, yet controversial, Art Deco...
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    Witch? Sorceress? Daughter of Satan? Murderer? Thief? Saint? Which label best fits Marie Laveau? Queen of the Voodoos, she is considered to have been the most important voodooienne ever to have reigned on this continent. Robert Tallant, attempted to make use of all available facts and information in re-creating the life of this famous woman. Marie Laveau,...
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