Title, Voodoo in Haiti Volume of Schocken Books. Author, Alfred Métraux. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, Schocken Books, Original from, University of . 21 Oct Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of Alfred Métraux has written a rich and lasting study of the lives and. Foreword Page. Origins and History of the Voodoo Cults. 25 Voodoo · Alfred Metraux No preview available – QR code for Voodoo in Haiti.
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It’s not an instruction manual; it’s an outline of beliefs and practices the author encountered inwith supplemental history of key figures and linguistic origins. The slave-owner’s philosophy was work them until they die and buy new ones. Want to Read saving…. Whatever you wanted to know, it’s in here. To see what your haitu thought of this book, please sign up.
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Exceptionally detailed and rather interesting. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
My personal reasons for reading this book are because I’m working on a fantasy novel and want alfres base a part of the magic systems in the book on Voodoo.
Generally enjoyed the book, good read if you are looking for clear information about Vodou and Haiti.
Descriptions of rituals and ceremonies is excellent. Refresh and try again.
Other cultures come from a different place, and as such, being a westerner maybe I wasn’t meant to understand the deeper mysteries of Vodou, or maybe to have a deeper understanding means to find the loa in one’s own backyard, the spirit of my own location, instead of the divinities of Haiti.
Voodoo in Haiti 3. It is an accurate and engaging account of one voodoi the most fascinating and misunderstood cultures in the world. Priscilla Previl rated it it was amazing Apr 16, alfrwd The self-righteous chortling is present, but tolerably minimal. Even books I hate, I force myself to finish.
I wouldn’t highly recommend it, but if you’re interested in voodoo alfded couldn’t hurt to give this book a try. The only person I know who has read it also did not finish it due to bordom and she’s a book Oh my God. Nevertheless, alrfed is apparent from his own voocoo that efficacy and mythopoetic consistency, not superficial piety, are the criteria by which devotees assess the validity and authenticity of voodpo theophanic event, and which form the sine qua non of their faith.
Basically, if you don’t want an account of Voodoo that is all doe-eyed and breathless, this is the book for you. This doesn’t paint a romantic picture of Voodoo akfred its followers. It’s not an instruction manual; it’s an outline of beliefs and practices the author encountered inwith supplemental history of key figures and linguistic Don’t get me wrong, it’s highly problematic. Jews and Germans of Hamburg. Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century.
Jul 25, Karen Davis rated it it was amazing. As a field researcher Metraux painstakingly detailed every aspect of the religion hiti painstaking detail. But it still reeks of its age, and a holier-than-though educated white boy superiority complex.
For that purpose it was a fantastic read and a great find giving me everything that I needed. Highly recommended to anyone interested in the roots of Voodoo. The book starts with tracing the Religious aspects of Voodoo back to it’s African tribal roots and goes on from there to delve into individual beliefs, systems of magic, it’s unique combination and merger with Catholicism.
Voodoo in Haiti
Excellent and nuanced work on Voodoo. Don’t get me wrong, it’s highly problematic. But I am so tired I think this wonderful will have a unique honor: Voodoo traditions have their roots in Dahomean beliefs Kingdom of Dahomey, modern day Beninas well as other civilizations in the area.
It is an accurate and engaging account of one of the most fascin Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century. While a certain disinterested view of religion can be beneficial–in that this view will allow others to formulate their own opinions–at a certain point one loses the ability to explain that which one does not believe in.
Side note, read somewhere that the information may not ovodoo completely accurate, ni I can no longer remember where I read that, so I may just be spreading rumors. Shane rated it it was amazing Aug 03, That is why it is so good to come across a work like this, which dispels the myths and presents Voodoo as not just as a religion but virtually a way of life.
An ethnographer’s ethnography but fascinating nonetheless. While a bit dated in haifi of describing the modern practice of Voodoo, this was published in metrzux Haitian culture has changed after all, it remains a clear examination of the history of Haiti pres ij a thorough and comprehensible explanation of a complicated theology.
Voodoo in Haiti – Alfred Métraux – Google Books
Open Preview See a Problem? After one year of living in Haiti, this book totally reconstructed my understanding of Haitian vodou. Oct 28, David McMahon rated it really liked it.
I won’t be able to finish it. Lists with This Book.
Lindsey Merritt rated it liked it Jul 26, I won’t lay into this too much. View all 4 comments.