By Mambo Chita Tann
Deeply rooted in Haiti's tradition and held sacred by way of thousands, Haitian Vodou is a joyous and profound ancestral perform descended from the Vodu priesthood of West Africa. This little-understood trust procedure is one of the truest religions of the Americas—yet its essence has remained a secret to outsiders.
Written by means of a practitioner of the top initiatory rank, Haitian Vodou is the single ebook that gives a deferential, first-hand evaluation of the centuries-old indigenous culture. From Haiti's tradition and historical past to the sacred ideals, ceremonies, rituals, and practices grounded in ancestral communion, readers gets a unprecedented glance within Haitian Vodou. additionally explored: its courting to different African diasporic traditions within the West; universal misconceptions; Vodou magic and initiations; how thousands survived slavery, betrayal, and revolution; and the twentyone international locations of the Lwa, the spirits of Haitian Vodou.