Spirit Service by  audiobook

Spirit Service: Vodún and Vodou in the African Atlantic World

By Eric J. Montgomery , Timothy R. Landry , and Christian N. Vannier
Read by Ron Butler

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 02/14/2023

    ISBN: 9798212426145

  • Available on 02/14/2023

    ISBN: 9798212426138

  • Available on 02/14/2023

    ISBN: 9798212426152

Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Known in the Dominican Republic and Togo as Vodu, in Benin as Vodún, and in Haiti as Vodou, West African religion has, for hundreds of years, served as a repository of sacred knowledge while simultaneously evolving in response to human experience and globalization.

Spirit Service: Vodún and Vodou in the African Atlantic World explores this dynamic religion, its mobility, and its place in the modern world. By examining the systems—ritual practices, community-based spirit veneration, and spiritual means of securing opportunity and well-being—alongside the individuals who worship, this rich collection offers the first comprehensive ethnographic study of West African spirit service on a broad scale. Contributors consider social encounters between African/Haitian practitioners and European/North American spiritual seekers, economies, and histories, funerary rites and spirit possessions, and examinations of gender and materiality.

Offering much-needed perspective on this historically disparaged religion, Spirit Service reminds us all that the gods are growing, assimilating, and demanding recognition and respect.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English