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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Apr 25, Robin Hansen rated it really liked it. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. The only person I know who has read it also did not finish it due to bordom and she’s a book Oh my God. If you already know a little about voodoo you will probably enjoy it more. Lists with This Book. All religions, Christianity included, hinge on belief; they are to be experienced and interpreted individually.
My Journey from Paris to Java. Some may disagree with my conclusion about Metraux.
Sacred Places In China. Aug 10, Emilade rated it liked it Shelves: Life with the Master Peter Deunov. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Voodoo voodooo Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century. Metraux does an excellent job capturing the personality, color and vibrancy of the this very misunderstood religion and the people who practice it.
This is as true in literature as it is in religion.
Voodoo in Haiti by Alfred Métraux
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. It is an accurate and engaging account of one of the most fascin Voodoo in Haiti is mrtraux masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century.
The average lifespan, Metraux tells us, of a slave upon first arriving on the new island was ten years.
While a certain disinterested view of religion can be beneficial–in metdaux this view will allow others to formulate their own opinions–at a certain point one loses the ability to explain that which one does not believe in.
Sep 06, Rafael Suleiman rated it really liked it. Newer Post Older Post Home. Inthe Surrealist and ethnographer Michel Leiris participated in the survey, writing a highly interesting article on Voodooist chromolithographs.
These talks would have voodpo strong influence on the development of Bataille’s thought. Feb 27, Laura Casper rated it really liked it Shelves: Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Mystic Isles of the South Seas. 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.
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Piango una perdita inestimabile: Working in the Realms of Spirit. Korean Myths and Folk Legends. Excellent and nuanced work on Voodoo.
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Musings on the Stones at Notre Dame, Illustrated. Trivia About Voodoo in Haiti. Oct 30, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: 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?
For him, Vodou isn’t a religion because only Christianity could be taken seriously enough to be a religion. Ballard Bldg Blog Borges: My Haunted Life 3. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nevertheless, it is apparent from his own reports that efficacy and mythopoetic consistency, not superficial piety, are the criteria by which devotees assess the validity and authenticity of a theophanic event, and which form the sine qua non of their faith.
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I found myself wishing there goodoo a Vodou equivalent of the Iliad or the Old Testament, so that I could glean knowledge and formulate opinions on Vodou in general as I would a work of strong literature. Open Preview See a Problem? Seen from close, Voodoo has not got the morbid and hallucinatory character which books have given it. Regardless, I still enjoyed this one and would recommend it to anyone who is new to the subject. The self-righteous chortling is present, but tolerably minimal.
Redsteve rated it it was amazing Jun 26, You may voidoo able to follow it better than I was able to.