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Secrets of Voodoo - Milo Rigaud

Secrets of Voodoo

By: Milo Rigaud, Robert Cross (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1985
ISBN: 9780872861718
Number Of Pages: 256

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"Secrets of Voodoo" traces the development of this complex religion (in Haiti and the Americas) from its sources in the brilliant civilizations of ancient Africa. This book presents a straightforward account of the gods or loas and their function, the symbols and signs, rituals, the ceremonial calendar of Voodoo, and the procedures for performing magical rites are given.

"Voodoo," derived from words meaning "introspection" and "mystery," is a system of belief about the formation of the world and human destiny with clear correspondences in other world religions. Rigaud makes these connections and discloses the esoteric meaning underlying Voodoo's outward manifestations, which are often misinterpreted. Translated from the French by Robert B. Cross. Drawings and photographs by Odette Mennesson-Rigaud.

Milo Rigaud was born in Port au Prince, Haiti, in 1903, where he spent the greater part of his life studying the Voodoo tradition. In Haiti he studied law, and in France ethnology, psychology, and theology. The involvement of Voodoo in the political struggle of Haitian blacks for independence was one of his main concerns.

ISBN: 9780872861718
ISBN-10: 0872861716
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st June 1985
Publisher: City Lights Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27

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