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.
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290). — 27 — to the power of the poison, the color or his neck turned blue and his body became inflamed. Unable to endure it, (Siva) plunged into a cold river in a mass of snow mountains. His reclining figure waft then set up at that place by the gods As regards this story, the image is considered to be a natural object of ordinary appearance and (besides) it is actually an image of 'Phags-pa Thugs-rje ch en-po68. If someone should ask what is the reason for this (last statement); it is because the custom of erecting (images) of Dbang-phyug (Siva) is not widespread even though there are many heretics who believe in him.
Lhasa is the capital cily of Dbus and Shigatse (Gzhis-ka-rlse) is the principal (own of Gtsang. * The Gnya'-nang region comprises the upper reaches of the Bholia Kosia river down to the border of Nepal. Elsewhere in 'Diant-gUng, Bla-ma Btsan-po refers to this area as Nya-lam nya-nang (p. 65) Gnya'-nang (= Nya-nang) is the name of the region and Nya-lam is the name of the rdiong, or administrative headquarters for tlie district officer (Rdtong-dpon). Nya-lam is marked on modem maps as Nilam or also Nyalam Dzong.
80). I’ Bla-ma Btsan-po uses the form Ha-nu-mantha (cf also 'Dsam-gling, pp. 59-60), which is usually only found in compounds, such as Hanumanlefvara. This refers to (he monkey god, Hanumal (cf. Ldvi, I, p. 330), commonly called Hanuman, who was the inde fatigable ally of Rdma, in (he epic RSmSyana. The old royal palace of Kathmandu was called Hanuman Dhoka; taking its name from the large image of Hanuman that guards the main gateway (Landon, I, p. 194). Jl The term dkar-chag refers to an inde* to Ihe various sites, temples, and images of religious importance in a given locality, which serves as a guide-book to pilgrims.