By Kenaz Filan
A operating consultant to the right kind tools of interacting with the complete Vodou pantheon
• contains the myths, cultural history, and ancestral lineage of the lwa and the way to honor and serve them
• presents an advent and advisor that's specifically beneficial for the solitary practitioner
• Discusses the connection among Vodou, Haitian tradition, and Catholicism
In The Haitian Vodou guide, Kenaz Filan, an begin of the Société los angeles Belle Venus, provides a operating advisor to the correct equipment of interacting with the complete Vodou pantheon, explaining tips to construct respectful relationships with the lwa, the spirits commemorated in Haitian Vodou, and the way to remodel the phobia that regularly surrounds the Vodou religion.
Until lately, the Haitian perform of Vodou used to be frequently pointed out with satan worship, darkish curses, and superstition. a few observed the saint photographs and the Catholic affects and wrote Vodou off as a “Christian aberration.” Others have been appalled by way of the animal sacrifices and the truth that the Houngans and Mambos cost cash for his or her companies. those that sought Vodou simply because they believed it could possibly harness “evil” forces have been disillusioned while their efforts to achieve reputation, fortune, or romance failed and so deserted their “voodoo fetishes.” those that controlled to get the eye of the lwa, frequently got cosmic retaliation for treating the spirits as assault canines or genies, which merely extra cemented Vodou’s stereotype as “dangerous.”
Filan deals vast heritage info at the featured lwa, together with their mythology and ancestral lineage, in addition to particular directions on tips to honor and engage fruitfully with those who make themselves available. this recommendation can be specifically beneficial for the solitary practitioner who doesn’t have the private suggestions of a societé on hand. Filan emphasizes the significance of getting a quickened brain that may learn the lwa’s wants intuitively which will keep away from constructing dogma-based relationships. This operating advisor to winning interplay with the complete Vodou pantheon additionally provides the position of Vodou in Haitian tradition and explores the symbiotic dating Vodou has maintained with Catholicism.