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.
The mouthwatering aroma of home cooked food permeates the room. Decibels of conversation rise as the house begins to fill with guests. The game (there's always a game) blares from the television. Children, parents, extended family, grandparents, friends, and someone’s significant other (there's a new one every year) squeeze around the table.... read this article