Secrets of Voodoo

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Author: Milo Rigaud

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872861718

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 219

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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

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

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1550027840

Category: Religion

Page: 253

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

Voodoo. Secrets of Voodoo: Beginner's Guide

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Author: David Tovey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539804659

Category:

Page: 40

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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.

Surviving Groomzilla:

A Bride's Guide

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Author: Craig Bridger

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0806535717

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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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

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Author: Evelyn Dorothy Oliver,James R Lewis

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578592577

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

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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.

Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjure

A Handbook

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Author: Jeffrey E. Anderson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313342219

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 183

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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.

The Best Travel Writing 2008

True Stories from Around the World

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

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361693

Category: Travel

Page: 328

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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.