THE LAST OF THE VODOUS
by Lafcadio Hearn
from An American miscellany, vol. II, (1924)
originally published in Harper’s weekly, November 7th, 1885… 2,256 more words
Just finished reading this book The Santeria Experience- A Journey into the Miraculous by author Migene Gonzalez Wippler. I picked up the book awhile ago at some used book store around my mom’s house when I first got into Vodun, or rather began looking for something entertaining and at least somewhat insightful on the Spirituality. 292 more words
I landed in Haiti in the middle of a giant what-fuck-whirlwind. I got on the plane–when I got on the plane, after spending 24 hours in an airport–knowing that I would be returning homeless and jobless, and my only possessions being a few boxes in storage and whatever made it into my suitcases. 1,473 more words
My mambo taught me a great lesson which I have taken on board in recent years – the act of saying nothing!
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In Haitian Vodou they shun people as a way of expressing they don’t wish to interact with said people, due to not willing to mingle for reasons such as lack of integrity etc.