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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Its a good book, and if you have any interest in Vodou, you should read it. 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.

The Hebrew and Greek literary traditions give us a certain framework–responsible for the novel, and from there, TV and movies at least in terms of story arcs. Sprinkled with enough spooky stories alongside genuine examination to satisfy the various reasons I would read an account on Voodoo.

Sep 06, Rafael Suleiman rated it really liked it. I felt it got easier to follow and a little better towards the end. This is a great survey of Haitian Voodoo.

Very insightful look into the religion without sensationalizing it. An ethnographer’s ethnography but fascinating nonetheless. Exceptionally detailed and rather interesting.


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Metraux needs his anthropologist credential to give himself objectivity, but it haitu out to be a shield between himself and the society he is studying and isn’t a bit strange to study a society as if they were microbes and not people? Basically, if you don’t want an account of Voodoo that is all doe-eyed and breathless, this is the book for you.

Oct 30, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: Specific locational origins aside, I ask one to consider what religion–be it eastern or western, pagan or monotheistic, animist or anthropomorphic–doesn’t fit this exact description?

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. Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century. A great concise history of voodoo in Haiti.

Voodoo in Haiti by Alfred Métraux

But it still reeks of its age, and a holier-than-though educated white boy superiority complex. All religions, Christianity included, hinge on belief; they are to be experienced and interpreted individually. Fenomeno di sincretismo fusione di cristianesimo e religioni animiste dell’Africa equatoriale religioso, il voodoo esula dalla religione ed entra a pieno titolo nella magia e nello sciamanismo. Trivia About Voodoo in Haiti. Book added to incorrect record: While a bit dated in terms of describing the modern practice of Voodoo, this was published in and Haitian culture has changed after all, it remains a clear examination of the history of Haiti pres and a thorough and comprehensible explanation of a complicated theology.


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Feb 27, Laura Casper rated it really liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page. The book covers the Protestant efforts to purge Haiti of all Voodoo and fetish beliefs and coodoo mythology and folklore of the religion from it’s beginnings up to the early ‘s when this book w Very educational book that falls into the categories of Anthropology and Religion.


Voodoo in Haiti

The self-righteous chortling is present, but tolerably minimal. Grazie alle tate nere il voodoo infatti era entrato a far parte della cultura borghese e delle mettaux dirigenti. Published April 29th by Pantheon first published Oct 20, Heather rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Redsteve rated it it was amazing Jun 26, View all 4 comments.