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Prologue: Ecstasy

Keith E. McNeal

in Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037363
eISBN:
9780813042121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037363.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The prologue launches the book with two anecdotes experienced by the author engaging with African and Hindu spirit mediums, which introduce the reader to the practice of trance performance as well as ... More


Serving the Orishas

Keith E. McNeal

in Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037363
eISBN:
9780813042121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037363.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses upon Shango as a popular Afro-Creole tradition, considering its social organization, ritual structure, and complex pantheon, as well as its symbolism, material culture, and ... More


Obatala/Obatalá and Oduduwa/Odudua: Creator Gods

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the Creator Gods, Obatala and Oduduwa, as they are worshipped in Africa and Cuba. The Obatala is the oldest and most important orisha in the Yoruba pantheon and is one of the ... More


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