"Awesome. The only book of its kind." - Dorothy Morrison, author Utterly Wicked: Curses, Hexes & Other Unsavory Notions
“Groundbreaking... Engages the head with extensive accounts of the diasporic African religions, the hands with the useful practical descriptions of their magick and spellcraft, and the heart with wise advice.” - Louis Martinie, co-author New Orleans Voodoo Tarot.
Few religions are as misunderstood as Afro-Caribbean traditions like Voodoo, Yoruba tradition, Candomble, Shango, Santeria also known as La Regla Lukumi, and Obeah. Even the most wide ranging books about Paganism rarely include a discussion of the African-based earth religions.
Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism provides readers with a comprehensive explanation of each religion, a discussion of the many issues they face today, and an up-to-date list of helpful resources. With a foreword by well-known Wicca and Druid expert Isaac Bonewits, Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism provides what Pagan bookshelves have long needed: a clear road map to understanding the rituals, history, and the shared beliefs and differences of the many Afro-Caribbean traditions.
Table of Contents
Part One: Sacred Religions
- 1. Roots Old and New: The Yoruba Connection
- 2. Haitian Vodou: Effective Power
- 3. New Orleans Voodoo and Hoodoo: The Amazing and the Obscure
- 4. Santeria: The Rule of the Divine
- 5. Shango, Obeah, and Myalism: Connection and Conjure
- 6. Candomble, Spiritism and Umbanda in Brazil: A Community, a Space, a Dance, and a Religion
Part Two: Sacred Practices
- 7. Shrines of Africa and Beyond
- 8. Voodoo and Santeria Magic and Spellcraft
- 9. Voodoo and Santeria Religious Rituals
- 10. Voodoo, Santeria, and Candomble on the Silver Screen
- 11. Voodoo Gold at the Rainbow's End
- Recommended Readings and Resources
- Voodoo and Santeria Resources