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Divine horsemen: Voodoo gods of Haiti.

Author: Maya Deren
Publisher: [New York] [Dell Pub. Co.], [1972, ©1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maya Deren
OCLC Number: 1151212
Notes: "A Delta book."
Description: xiii, 350 pages illustrations 20 cm
Contents: The point of departure --
The mortal me: the immortal myself --
The birth of a divinity --
The cosmic mirror and the corpse on the crossroads --
The marassa-two and two equals five --
The rituals of death --
The rites of reclamation-the ceremony of retirer d'en bas de 'leau --
The christian influence --
The african heritage --
The new world answer to new world needs --
Tradition as a contemporary function --
The serviteur as contemporary citizen --
The nature of the loa --
Legba-the old man at the gate --
Ghede-corpse and phallus; king and clown --
Damballah-the good serpent of the sky --
Agwe-soverign of the seas --
Oguon-warrior hero; statesman and diplomat; politician and ganster; magician --
Erzulie-goddess; the tragic mistress --
Loco and ayizan-the priestly parents --
The beginnings of a houngan --
The levels of hiearchy --
The houngan as communal father --
The houngan as healer --
In balance between worlds --
The hounfor --
The doors to the divine world --
The rites as collective discipline --
The rites as individual development --
The initial ritual acts --
Feeding the loa --
Transfusing life to the loa --
Ceremonies for the serviteur --
Initiation: the birth of a man --
The sacred forms --
The collective as creative artist --
The divine virtuosi --
The anonymous inventors --
The sacred oratory of the drum --
Dance as the meditation of the body --
The drummer as mechanism.
Responsibility: Foreword [by] Joseph Campbell.

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