Secrets of Voodoo Paperback – Jan 1 2001
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This book is not for the beginners and it does not candy coat Voodoo, it gives you a ruff down of what Voodoo's practices, rites, passages, magic, and sacrifices are all about. This book is an overview of the religion, as it is impossible for a Mystery of such vast Knowledge, beauty and Wisdom to be justly explained in 217 or so pages. It is not meant for all, but for those who truly respects and want to honor the Lwas, this is a good start. Although an ordained Houngan or Mambo would be your best bet.
If you're interested in this subject, "Vodou Visions" by Glassman is a better choice for beginners, or "Jambalaya" by Luisah Teish to explore women's spirituality, particularly Voudou- and African-related. Both of those books are vastly easier to read, and more current.
However, for thorough research into Vodun/Voudoo/Voodoo, this book provides extensive information, and some unrelated but insightful notes to lead you deeper into the context of African-based traditions.
His interpretations, while academic and hard to follow at times, give a unique glimpse at how an "earth religion" can be a deep and rich spiritual well, concealing gems of hidden wisdom, profound thought, and beautiful insight.
Maybe not for the neophyte but certainly worth reading. Five stars!
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secrets of voodoo is a very good book for anyone interested in the Voodoo religion. lots of information.https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51-8QrCiUCL._SS300_.jpgPublished 7 months ago by Barbara Shinton
"Secrets of Voodoo" - despite the sensationalistic title, this is an EXCELLENT book Secrets of Voodoo gives a comprehensive overview of the origins, history, theology,... Read morePublished on Feb. 4 1999
well like i said i spent a lot of time on this book and i thought i could 've done better on it if i wasn't in such a hurry to finish itPublished on Feb. 2 1999
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