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
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  - Widsith - LibraryThing

Wrist-damagingly huge, and apparently out of print, this is by far and away the best and most enlightening guide to vodou around – indeed one of the best guides to Haitian culture full stop. It ... Read full review

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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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