Click here to sign up for the City Lights Newsletter! Erzuli is the Virgin. Don't read this book! Goes into background and history of Voodoo. It has a very rich history stretching all the way back to Africa.
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Secrets of Voodoo
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But I think it is a sign of the time in which he grew up as a Black Caribbean man that Ethiopia and Moses and Sheeba are mentioned a lot. He even talks secreets Hermeticism. Lo rated it liked it Jul 01, Andy rated it it was ok Feb 08, It has a very rich history stretching all the way back to Africa. Rigaud makes these connections and discloses the esoteric meaning underlying Voodoo's outward manifestations, which are often misinterpreted.
Account Options Sign in. Aug 21, Lara Garbero Tais marked it as abandoned. Oct 03, Cat rated it it was ok Mi,o it for: Even the Cabballa is mentioned - decades before Madonna ruined it for everyone. So far it seems mostly a very dry inventory of external tools of voodoo with srcrets regard for purpose or cosmology, and I am not at all closer to feeling the religion after reading it. Clarrissa Moon rated it it was amazing Nov 27, Lynn Clark rated it tigaud liked it Dec 28, Also, there are several Veves in here that are pretty good.
Secrets of Voodoo traces the development in Haiti and the Americas of this complex religion from its sources in the brilliant civilizations of ancient Africa.
References to this book Conscientious sorcerers: I am impressed by the pages of names of the lwa, but wish he'd have stated what they do. A very good work on Haitian Voodoo by a Haitian Adept.
This book is a good beginners guide book, if the reader maintains an awareness that this is a religion that has survived by maintaining a level of secrecy that even Milo was not willing to breach But also, I think he also uses the Bible to give Vodou a credibility it doesn't in my opinion need.
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Secrets of Voodoo by Milo Rigaud
The involvement of Voodoo in the political struggle of Haitian blacks for independence was one of his main concerns after he returned to his country. But he says that the lwa are the "heavenly bodies, stars, and planets".
Jan 26, Anikia Williams added it. And Erzuli Freda Dahomey is white or of mixed race in every book I've seen and conversation I've had about Vodou, yet he says she's "a dark skinned Ethiopian woman".
So while there is some good stuff in here, it's pretty confusing. No eBook available Amazon. Secrets of Voodoo Milo Rigaud Snippet view - But why does he constantly call it a solar religion?