Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou

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Donald Cosentino, University of California, Los Angeles. Fowler Museum of Cultural History
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1995 - Art - 443 pages
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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.

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User Review  - lilithdorsey - LibraryThing

This book is a stunningly illustrated guide to the art show of the same name. It details all aspects of sacred religious art. Highly recommended for those who would like to know more about these sacred ritual creations. Read full review

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User Review  - Donovan C. - Goodreads

i read (most of) this as research for my work, and was amazed at how little I knew of this culture's mythology. i was also impressed that the author managed to weave a David Byrne quote easily into the history of Haiti. Read full review

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SnteJU H Petwo Kongo Altar
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A Dialogue Mama Lola Karen McCarthy Brown
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Its ALL for YOU SEN JAK Donald J Cosentino
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