9781567183290-1567183298-Santeria: the Religion: Faith, Rites, Magic (Llewellyn's World Religion & Magick)

Santeria: the Religion: Faith, Rites, Magic (Llewellyn's World Religion & Magick)

ISBN-13: 9781567183290
ISBN-10: 1567183298
Edition: 2nd ed.
Author: González-Wippler, Migene
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Format: Paperback 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781567183290
ISBN-10: 1567183298
Edition: 2nd ed.
Author: González-Wippler, Migene
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Format: Paperback 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors González-Wippler, Migene wrote Santeria: the Religion: Faith, Rites, Magic (Llewellyn's World Religion & Magick) comprising 384 pages back in 2002. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1567183298 and 9781567183290. Since then Santeria: the Religion: Faith, Rites, Magic (Llewellyn's World Religion & Magick) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.98 or rent at the marketplace.

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Brought to Cuba as slaves, the Yoruba people of West Africa preserved their religion's heritage by disguising their gods as Catholic saints and worshipping them in secret. The resulting religion is known as Santeria, a blend of primitive magic and Catholicism now practiced by an estimated five million Americans.

Santeria: The Religion is an informative and insightful examination of an African religion's survival in the New World. No one could write this book better than Migene Gonzalez-Wippler. Combining her informed study as an anthropologist and personal experience as a Santerian initiate results in a thrilling book that reveals some of Santeria's most spellbinding elements:

  • The or'shas: the deities of Santeria. Who they are. What they represent. How they may be contacted.
  • The santeros: the priests of Santeria. What they are like. What they do. Initiations into the priesthood.
  • The diloggœn: shells used in divination. How they are used. Methods to consult the gods with the shells.
  • Ewe: the magic of Santeria. Includes herbal potions prepared as medicinal cures.

Santeria: The Religion covers every aspect of this religion, including its rites and ceremonies. Some of these ceremonies may be considered bizarre or controversial―but, if you want to know the truth, get this book.

Santeria: The Religion contains over 65 remarkable photographs that will take you right into Santeria traditions. Interviews with practitioners reveal aspects of the religion rarely disclosed to non-believers.

The time has come to reveal the growing spiritual practice that continues to gain ground worldwide, and to remove the fear and distrust from people who do not understand. Here is the truth about the religion.

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