Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou

Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou

Book - 1995
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This abundantly illustrated anthology brings together sixteen essays by artists, scholars and ritual experts who examine the sacred arts of Haitian Vodou from multiple perspectives. Among the many topics covered are the ten major Vodou divinities: Vodou's roots in the Fon and Kongo kingdoms of Africa and its transformation in the experiences of slavery, and the encounter with European spiritual systems; Vodou praxis, including its bodily and communal disciplines, the cult of St. James Major (Ogou), and the cult of twins.In the final section, essays by Elizabeth McAlister, Patrick Polk, Tina Girouard, and Randall Morris look at Vodou arts and artists, Oleyant, and the legacy of ironworker Georges Liautaud.The Envoi, by Donald J.Cosentino, is devoted to the Gedes, spirits of death and regeneration.
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1995
ISBN: 9780930741471
Branch Call Number: N6606 .S23 1995
Characteristics: xxiii, 443 p. : ill. (chiefly color) ; 32 cm


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