Voodoo is a religion of charms and rituals intended to empower life and bring good fortune to those who practice it. It is a deeply spiritual religion that evokes spirits that believers recognize as a part of nature. Voodoo has gotten a bum rap from Hollywood and horror novelists; this book will separate the fact from the fiction, the myth from the reality, tracing voodoo's roots back to its African origins to its full development in the West Indies. Author Shannon R. Turlington will explore the secret and mysterious voodoo rites and rituals, and the charms and spells (such as the ever-popular and voodoo doll) associated with voodoo and its even more mysterious cousin, Santeria. Additionally, practical advice will be offered for those who would like
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Shannon R. Turlington is the author of more than 20 books, including the entertaining and comprehensive Do You Voodoo? which was the culmination of her very popular website of the same name. She is also the author of The Everything Kids Monster Book, to be published in 2002. She has been studying Vodou, Lukumi, and other alternative religions for many years; much of what she has learned can be found in this book. She lives in North Carolina with her dog, Delirium.
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Book Description Alpha, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: You're no idiot, of course. You know voodoo is an ancient religion involving charms and rituals. However, Hollywood B-movies and cheesy pulp novelists would have you believe that voodoo is all curses, zombies, and devil worship. There are more holes in that than a witch doctor's doll! Voodoo is a complicated and thriving religion combining elements of Catholicism and ancient African religions. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Voodoo will show you exactly how this belief system is practiced. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: The full history of voodoo-from its African origins and ties to the Catholic Church to modern-day worship rites. The responsibilities of voodoo priests and priestesses, and the voodoo communities they serve. The magic of voodoo: charms and spells, possessions, invoking the spirits, and much more. Identities and personalities of the various lwa-the voodoo spirits-including Ezili, the lwa of Love, and Ogou, the Warrior lwa. Definitions of voodoo terms and a calendar detailing the important worship days of the year. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0028642368