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Haitian Vodou: An Introduction to Haiti's Indigenous Spiritual Tradition

by Mambo Chita Tann Author

A joyous and profound spiritual tradition, Haitian Vodou is little understood outside of Haiti. Mambo T, with the guidance of her Haitian elders, explores its historical roots and contemporary practices, with discussions of customs, beliefs, sacred spaces, and ritual objects, the behaviors of the Lwa or spirits, advice against cultural appropriation, how to respectfully attend (or not) a ceremony, and busting common misconceptions, for example about "voodoo" dolls and zombies. Well-written and thoroughly researched.