Secrets of Voodoo


Author: Milo Rigaud

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872861718

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 219

View: 4907

Secrets of Voodoo traces the development of this complex religion (in Haiti and the Americas) from its sources in the brilliant civilizations of ancient Africa. This book presents a straightforward account of the gods or loas and their function, the symbols and signs, rituals, the ceremonial calendar of Voodoo, and the procedures for performing magical rites are given. "Voodoo," derived from words meaning "introspection" and "mystery," is a system of belief about the formation of the world and human destiny with clear correspondences in other world religions. Rigaud makes these connections and discloses the esoteric meaning underlying Voodoo's outward manifestations, which are often misinterpreted. Translated from the French by Robert B. Cross. Drawings and photographs by Odette Mennesson-Rigaud. Milo Rigaud was born in Port au Prince, Haiti, in 1903, where he spent the greater part of his life studying the Voodoo tradition. In Haiti he studied law, and in France ethnology, psychology, and theology. The involvement of Voodoo in the political struggle of Haitian blacks for independence was one of his main concerns.

Mysteries and Secrets of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah


Author: R. Lionel Fanthorpe,Lionel Fanthorpe,Patricia Fanthorpe

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1550027840

Category: Religion

Page: 253

View: 3263

Looks at the history, beliefs, and practices of Santeria, Voodoo, and Obeah.

Voodoo. Secrets of Voodoo: Beginner's Guide


Author: David Tovey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539800637


Page: 40

View: 5893

When Voodoo is brought up in discussions, non-voodooists will often make incorrect conventions that it is a terrifying religion that consists of devil worship, cannibalism, Black Magic, and "voodoo dolls". As these might be the common assumptions that one makes when thinking about Voodoo, none of that is connected with the religion at all. In no way, am I expecting you to believe in the Voodoo religion, or in any way am I attempting to convert you to the religion. I'm simply here to educate and teach you that Voodoo is not any of the evil that you just might think. But please do recognize that its followers do not only consists of Haitians or Africans, but many different ethnicities and nationalities follow the religion as well. With this book, I am hoping to teach you about the very fundamentals of the religion. You will understand that Voodoo is not the religion that some think of it. You will get to know about the basics of rituals, the spirits associated with it, what Voodooists believe, as well with the myths of Voodoo debunked. You will get to know a depth of knowledge surrounding Voodoo and will learn much more than what it is needed for the religion.


Africa's Secret Power


Author: Gert Chesi

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 275

View: 3002

Looks at the voodoo movement in West Africa, explains its trances, fetishes, gods, and ceremonies, and traces the influence of other religions

Surviving Groomzilla


Author: Craig Bridger

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0806535717

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 5428

Groomzilla: noun. 1) An ordinary man who, upon betrothal, transforms into a pastry tasting, "Save the Date" card-obsessed know-it-all. 2) A bride's worst nightmare. Maybe you've never seen one yourself, but he's out there. Bridezilla's evil twin: Groomzilla. He's real, all right. He's armed with color swatches and his very own copy of Modern Bride--and he's here to plan your wedding. . . Once upon a time, wedding planning was the bride's project. But if you're recently engaged, then you just might have a Groomzilla on your hands. Craig Bridger was a Groomzilla, and lived to tell the tale. Inside, he'll help you tame your Groomzilla before all hell breaks loose. You'll get groom-tested advice, tactics, scientific* charts and a free set of steak knives*. It's your wedding. Groomzilla can't have it, but maybe he can borrow it* if he behaves. *Not true. *Also, technically, not true. *Don't let him borrow it. "Highly entertaining and bursting with information." --Jenny Lee, author of I Do. I Did. Now What?! "David Sedaris meets Emily Post in Surviving Groomzilla. . .Bridger's insights made me burst a corset." --Lucy Talbot, author of The Bridesmaid's Guerrilla Handbook

Angels A to Z


Author: Evelyn Dorothy Oliver,James R Lewis

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578592577

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

View: 1796

Written by two recognized authorities on nontraditional religious movements, this resource is one of the most comprehensive books on angels and related topics currently available. More than 300 entries are included and drawn from multiple religions, such as Christianity, Islam, and Hindu traditions, as well as from pop culture. A variety of angel topics are discussed, including celebrity angels, classifications of angels, obscure angels still waiting for their big break, guardian angels, fallen angels, Anaheim angels, biblical figures associated with angels, angels in art and architecture, and angels in the media and literature. Angels are also discussed in terms of the occult and metaphysics, with entries on UFOs, fairies, and witches. A comprehensive resource section lists movies, books, magazines, and organizations related to angels.

Voodoo in Haiti


Author: Alfred Métraux

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783926112392

Category: Folklore

Page: 447

View: 7769

The Best Travel Writing 2008

True Stories from Around the World


Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger,Sean O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361693

Category: Travel

Page: 328

View: 4506

Since 1993, readers have looked to Travelers' Tales for award-winning stories about the world, adventure, spirituality, and the transformative experiences that accompany life on the road. The Best Travel Writing 2008 is the fifth volume in the series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — much of it never before published — from Nobel Prize winners to up-and-coming new writers. The stories provide a perspective and depth of understanding that can only come from people who have actually been there, and encompass everything from high adventure to misadventure, spiritual growth to romance, service to humanity to encounters with exotic cuisines. Reading the book is like sitting in a café filled with fellow travelers, swapping tales about destinations near and far — readers emerge changed, eager for more, and ready to plan their next trips.

Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjure

A Handbook


Author: Jeffrey E. Anderson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313342219

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 183

View: 7494

Hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure are part of a mysterious world of magic that has long captured the popular imagination. This book is a convenient introduction to the subject for students and general readers. An opening chapter defines and classifies these magical beliefs and practices. This is followed by a wide range of examples and texts illustrating the richness of this spiritual tradition. The volume additionally discusses the presence of hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure in popular culture, whether in literary works or in such films as The Skeleton Key, and it overviews the scholarly treatment of the topic. The volume closes with a glossary and bibliography.

Mumbo Jumbo

A Novel


Author: Ishmael Reed

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453287973

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

View: 2180

Ishmael Reed’s inspired fable of the ragtime era, in which a social movement threatens to suppress the spread of black culture—hailed by Harold Bloom as one of the five hundred greatest books of the Western canon In 1920s America, a plague is spreading fast. From New Orleans to Chicago to New York, the “Jes Grew” epidemic makes people desperate to dance, overturning social norms in the process. Anyone is vulnerable and when they catch it, they’ll bump and grind into a frenzy. Working to combat the Jes Grew infection are the puritanical Atonists, a group bent on cultivating a “Talking Android,” an African American who will infiltrate the unruly black communities and help crush the outbreak. But PaPa LaBas, a houngan voodoo priest, is determined to keep his ancient culture—including a key spiritual text—alive. Spanning a dizzying host of genres, from cinema to academia to mythology, Mumbo Jumbo is a lively ride through a key decade of American history. In addition to ragtime, blues, and jazz, Reed’s allegory draws on the Harlem Renaissance, the Back to Africa movement, and America’s occupation of Haiti. His style throughout is as avant-garde and vibrant as the music at its center. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Ishmael Reed including rare images of the author.

America Besieged


Author: Michael Parenti

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872863385

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

View: 2010

Essays offer a critical look at American politics, the undue influence of wealth, income disparity, and manipulation of the media

Slave Religion

The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South


Author: Albert J. Raboteau

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199839204

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 9471

Twenty-five years after its original publication, Slave Religion remains a classic in the study of African American history and religion. In a new chapter in this anniversary edition, author Albert J. Raboteau reflects upon the origins of the book, the reactions to it over the past twenty-five years, and how he would write it differently today. Using a variety of first and second-hand sources-- some objective, some personal, all riveting-- Raboteau analyzes the transformation of the African religions into evangelical Christianity. He presents the narratives of the slaves themselves, as well as missionary reports, travel accounts, folklore, black autobiographies, and the journals of white observers to describe the day-to-day religious life in the slave communities. Slave Religion is a must-read for anyone wanting a full picture of this "invisible institution."

Mysteries and Secrets: The 16-Book Complete Codex

Mysteries and Secrets of Numerology / Mysteries and Secrets of the Masons / and 14 more


Author: Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459730925

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 4358

View: 1817

This special 16-book bundle collects fearless investigations into the paranormal from the pens of Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe, who for several decades been researching and writing about ancient and eternal mysteries. Their entertaining and thought-provoking works span numerous topics, from numerology, freemasonry, voodoo, satanism and witchcraft to the very nature of death and time. Additionally, they have produced numerous volumes examining the great unexplained mysteries and places of history, including The Bible, European castles, strange murders, arcane objects of power, the mysterious depths of the sea and remarkable people. Take a strange and beautiful trip to the mystical side of life in this special set! Includes Death Mysteries and Secrets of Numerology Mysteries and Secrets of the Masons Mysteries and Secrets of the Templars Mysteries and Secrets of Time Mysteries and Secrets of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah Satanism and Demonology Secrets of the World’s Undiscovered Treasures The Big Book of Mysteries The Oak Island Mystery The World’s Greatest Unsolved Mysteries The World’s Most Mysterious Castles The World’s Most Mysterious Murders The World’s Most Mysterious Objects The World’s Most Mysterious People Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea

Bite Me

Food in Popular Culture


Author: Fabio Parasecoli

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847886043

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 3155

Food is not only something we eat, it is something we use to define ourselves. Ingestion and incorporation are central to our connection with the world outside our bodies. Food's powerful social, economic, political and symbolic roles cannot be ignored - what we eat is a marker of power, cultural capital, class, ethnic and racial identity. Bite Me considers the ways in which popular culture reveals our relationship with food and our own bodies and how these have become an arena for political and ideological battles. Drawing on an extraordinary range of material - films, books, comics, songs, music videos, websites, slang, performances, advertising and mass-produced objects - Bite Me invites the reader to take a fresh look at today's products and practices to see how much food shapes our lives, perceptions and identities.

The Guevara Legacy


Author: J. Choate Parker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595721621

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 6081

Provocative fast-paced action story chronicles the confrontation and checkmate of American world power by an Alliance of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Islamic Republics put together by the brilliant new President of Iran, Saladin al Hassan. The powerful but mysterious Compaa del Mundo (CdelM) helps Saladin and the Alliance finesse their objectives. Leading the action for CdelM, Ben and his beautiful wife Elena Garcia Sandoval, heirs apparent of Guevara's legacy, experience the highest levels of international politics, terrorism, intrigue, ambition, revenge, family tragedy and love.

The Drum, the Doll and the Zombie

Johnny Dixon


Author: John Bellairs,Brad Strickland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575126264

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6211

When Johnny Dixon, Professor Childermass, and Fergie Ferguson have a party for their friend Dr. Coote, they expect the evening to be a blast - and it is! - but not quite the way they have in mind. As Fergie pounds out a rhythm on a small drum, a howling wind shakes the house and something explodes. Soon Johnny, the professor, and Fergie are in a battle with the fearsome Priests of the Midnight Blood for Dr. Coote's life - and their own.

Something like Voodoo

Im Bann der Magie


Author: Rebecca Hamilton


ISBN: 3732528537

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 4964

Highschool-Hexen, ein verflucht heißer Typ und eine Liebe gegen alle Widerstände Ein Mädchen, das den Tod anderer Menschen vorhersehen kann, sollte eigentlich nicht lügen müssen, um ihr Leben interessanter zu machen. Aber Emily tut genau das: Sie denkt sich so viele Geschichten aus, dass sie selbst kaum noch mitkommt. Nachdem Emily die Schule gewechselt hat wird ihr eintöniges Leben jedoch ziemlich auf den Kopf gestellt. Denn sie lernt Noah kennen, ein Junge, den sie mit ihren Geschichten nicht beeindrucken kann und der selbst einiges zu verheimlichen scheint. Der viel zu gut aussehende Highschool-Schwarm benötigt Emilys Gabe, um vor IT-Girl Sarah gerettet zu werden. Diese besitzt selbst übernatürliche Kräfte, mit denen sie Noah zwingt, ein Leben zwischen Einsamkeit und Schmerz zu führen. Doch als Emily versucht Noah zu befreien, gerät sie auf die Abschussliste der Cliquenanführerin. Dieser romantische Roman voller unheimlicher Magie und großer Gefühle, spielt mit der Frage, ob es reicht, sein Leben zu retten oder ob es wichtiger ist, für ein lebenswertes Leben alles aufs Spiel zu setzen. Lass auch du dich von dieser Paranormal Romance verzaubern!