Title, Voodoo in Haiti Volume of Schocken Books. Author, Alfred Métraux. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, Schocken Books, Original from, University of . Results 1 – 30 of 77 Voodoo in Haiti by Alfred Metraux and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Read “Voodoo in Haiti” by Alfred Métraux with Rakuten Kobo. Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished.

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Vodou then as I take it is a series of metaphors interpreted by an oppressed people that includes both oral histories and experiential ritual in order to give their lives meaning. How to write a great review. To ask other readers questions about Voodoo in Haitiplease sign up.

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Haiti, History, and the Gods. Feb 26, Guido Henkel rated it it was amazing. Animism, the Seed of Religion. As a field researcher Metraux painstakingly detailed every aspect of the religion in painstaking detail. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.

This doesn’t paint a romantic picture of Voodoo or its followers. These talks would have a strong influence on the development of Bataille’s thought. Aug 28, Leah Polcar rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lists with This Book.


It is an accurate and engaging account of one of alfrrd most fascin Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century. Ballard Metrwux Blog Borges: All religions, Christianity included, hinge on belief; they are to be experienced and interpreted individually. Ancient Chiang Mai Volume 1. The book covers the Protestant efforts to purge Haiti of all Voodoo and fetish beliefs and the mythology and folklore of the religion from it’s beginnings up to the early ‘s when this book was written.

A lot of info to absorb. Considering that the book was first published inthere’s probably more recent research in the areas of neuroscience and psychology that might explain possession, or fresher interpretations of the legacy of West African religion in contemporary Voodoo. Un indagine antropologica, psicologica, storica e religiosa affascinante.

Paperbackpages. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Side note, read somewhere that the information may not be completely accurate, but I can no longer remember where I metraix that, so I may just be spreading rumors.

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View all 4 comments. See if you have enough points for this item. The average lifespan, Metraux tells us, of a slave upon first arriving on the new island was ten years. Algred island’s collective complex of mythology and practical means of addressing the supernatural weaves together elements of European superstition, Catholicism, and the gods and rites of West Africa, each utterly divested of its original context and significance, recast in conformity with the exigencies and conventions of Haiti’s natural and social ecology.


Spirituality a Series of Spiritual Discussions. The self-righteous chortling is present, aalfred tolerably minimal. Can someone who never really enjoyed reading–Faulkner, Joyce, DFW, Pynchon, etc–really be a good judge of what that author is trying to say?

haiit 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. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Even a book about Vodou can put you to sleep.

The slave-owner’s philosophy was work the Voodoo traditions have their roots in Dahomean beliefs Kingdom of Dahomey, modern day Beninas well as other civilizations in the area. Science of the Magical. My Journey from Paris to Java.