Secrets of Voodoo

Author: Milo Rigaud
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 9780872861718
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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.

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Nan Domi

Author: Mimerose Beaubrun
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
ISBN: 0872865746
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Offers an insider's account of Vodou's private, mystical, interior practice, discussing the author's own initiation and education in the religion.

LES 81 JOURS A SAINT MICHEL UNE VICTOIRE ASSUREE

Author: PADRESITO RICKY
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145355596X
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Les 81 jours à Saint Michel non seulement nous induit dans une prière constante et persévérante, mais garde aussi votre esprit centré sur la réalisation anticipée de vos désirs .La méthode utilisée est plutôt visuelle et émotionnelle, remplie de foi, d'espérance et d'abandon volontaire. Elle réduit l'ennemi à sa plus faible expression dans ses attaques et lui rend craintif. Vingt trois ans depuis, j’utilisais cette méthode sans même le savoir, dans les prières de libération et exorciste ainsi que dans ma vie personnelle. Une attitude, une façon de faire, une façon d’être qui nous fait côtoyer le miracle à volonté. Tous les miracles qui se font à travers le monde depuis la nuit des temps jusqu'à aujourd’hui. Pas un seul ne s’est produit sans elle. Ce livre vous apprend comment y parvenir sans trop d’effort si vous le désirez. Ce parcours à Saint Michel n’est pas un outil magique pour ceux qui doutent, mais un outil de chevet qui conduit au miracle ou à une vie de pratique de foi de tous les jours. Vous devenez ce que vous pratiquez.

The Lost World

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1681951789
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Dinosaurs and Ape-Men DO Exist“Brain, character, soul—only as one sees more of life does one understand how distinct is each.” - Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World Reporter Malone wants to impress his loved one so he accepts to embark on a journey with Professor Challenger, Professor Summerlee and Lord Roxton in the Amazon. There the four find a lost plateau where pterodactyls own the sky and ape men rule part of the land. Who or what owns the other part? This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Voodoo in Haiti

Author: Alfred Métraux
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 178720166X
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Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century. Alfred Métraux has written a rich and lasting study of the lives and rituals of the Haitian mambos and adepts, and of the history and origins of their religion. It is an accurate and engaging account of one of the most fascinating and misunderstood cultures in the world. “Métraux’s book is a landmark in the serious study of Afro-Atlantic religion. The breadth and subtlety of its approach is such that it remains an essential classic of Afro-American ethnology.”—Robert Farris Thompson, professor of art history, Yale University, author of Flash of the Spirit “This is a work deserving of wide readership, and assured of it by its understanding and appeal.”—Library Journal “This book gives what is surely the most authoritative general account of that complex of belief and practice called vaudou available in the literature....No other observer of vaudou has contributed to its study the exquisite documentation of detail that marks the work of Alfred Métraux.”—Sidney W. Mintz, professor of anthropology, Johns Hopkins University

The Shamanic Way of the Bee

Author: Simon Buxton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594779104
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Reveals for the first time the ancient tradition of bee shamanism and its secret practices and teachings • Examines the healing and ceremonial powers of the honeybee and the hive • Reveals bee shamanism’s system of acupuncture, which predates the Chinese systems • Imparts teachings from the female tradition and explores the transformative powers of the magico-sexual elixirs they produce Bee shamanism may well be the most ancient and enigmatic branch of shamanism. It exists throughout the world--wherever in fact the honeybee exists. Its medicinal tools--such as honey, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly--are now in common usage, and even the origins of Chinese acupuncture can be traced back to the ancient practice of applying bee stings to the body’s meridians. In this authoritative ethnography and spiritual memoir, Simon Buxton, an elder of the Path of Pollen, reveals for the first time the richness of this tradition: its subtle intelligence; its sights, sounds, and smells; and its unique ceremonies, which until now have been known only to initiates. Buxton unknowingly took his first steps on the Path of Pollen at age nine, when a neighbor--an Austrian bee shaman--cured him of a near-fatal bout of encephalitis. This early contact prepared him for his later meeting with an elder of the tradition who took him on as an apprentice. Following an intense initiation that opened him to the mysteries of the hive mind, Buxton learned over the next 13 years the practices, rituals, and tools of bee shamanism. He experienced the healing and spiritual powers of honey and other bee products, including the “flying ointment” once used by medieval witches, as well as ritual initiations with the female members of the tradition--the Mellisae--and the application of magico-sexual “nektars” that promote longevity and ecstasy. The Shamanic Way of the Bee is a rare view into the secret wisdom of this age-old tradition.