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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This doesn’t paint a romantic picture of Voodoo or its followers. Metraud Serpent and the Rainbow. Exceptionally detailed and rather interesting. A lot of info to absorb.

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Side note, read somewhere that the information may not be completely accurate, but I can no longer remember where I read that, so I may just be spreading rumors. Thing is, this is probably the best book on Vodou there is.

The breadth and subtlety of its approach is such that it remains an essential classic of Afro-American ethnology. About Me valter ‘Black in color, with a gaping mouth and projecting teeth and disheveled hair, clad in filthy garments, very smelly, and dwelling in empty, broken-down buildings’ View my complete profile. Metraux needs his anthropologist credential to give himself objectivity, but it turns 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?

Considering that the book was first published inthere’s probably more recent research in the areas of neuroscience and psychology that might alfded possession, or fresher interpretations of the legacy of West African religion in contemporary Voodoo. As a field researcher Metraux painstakingly detailed every aspect of the religion in painstaking detail.

documents: Alfred Métraux – Voodoo In Haiti (pt. 1)

The 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, haiit in conformity with the exigencies and conventions of Haiti’s natural and social ecology. The slave-owner’s philosophy was work them until they die and buy new ones.


Fenomeno di sincretismo fusione di cristianesimo e religioni animiste dell’Africa equatoriale religioso, il voodoo esula dalla religione afred entra a pieno titolo nella magia e nello sciamanismo.

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.

Even books I hate, I force myself to finish.

This is a great survey of Haitian Voodoo. Blessed Are the Wicked. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Voodoo in Haiti

Even a book about Vodou can put you to sleep. Basically, if you don’t want an account of Voodoo that is all doe-eyed and breathless, this is the book for you. Many of us derive our ideas about Voodoo from horror films or derogatory comments made by those who actually know nothing about it.

Book added to incorrect record: Variety links AfroSurreal Generation Aversionline. I wonder, however, if some of it is a bit outdated.