For over three hundred years, outsiders have tried to explain the mysteries of Haitian Vodou, and in almost every case, they have been wildly wrong. Now, a priestess who has achieved the highest initiatory level in Vodou reveals the truths:
• The links that unite Ayiti (Haiti), the first free black state, with Vodou • How the beliefs survived slavery, betrayal, and revolution • The secrets of the Lwa, the spirits of Haitian Vodou • The inside realities of this powerful, positive, spiritual tradition
This book is not an attempt to merge Vodou with another tradition. It gives an honest and respectful view of this path by a practitioner. Learn the history and nature of Vodou and its rituals, including initiations and Wanga (magic). Discover Vodou’s basic principles and its ethics; the book also clears up the controversies and confusions about this indigenous spirituality. Haitian Vodou is destined to be a classic.
Demons, fairies, and saints—together? These are not three categories we think of together. In past eras, however, perceptions of the supernatural world were much more fluid. Magicians of the Renaissance would not be averse to calling upon whatever beings were available that could teach them secrets, acquire treasure, or gain the love of... read this article