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Nan dòmi, an initiate's journey into Haitian vodou

Author: Mimerose P Beaubrun
Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first and only insider's account of Vodou's private, mystical, interior practice, a compelling story of initiation and transformation.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Vodou
Named Person: Mimerose P Beaubrun; Mimerose P Beaubrun
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mimerose P Beaubrun
ISBN: 9780872865747 0872865746
OCLC Number: 812258399
Description: 279 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The teaching of perception with Aunt Tansia --
Placement of the head --
Lwa or a state of lucid dreaming? --
The double and the dream body --
The purification --
Manipulating the double --
Walking in the swarm of stars --
Fixed in mystical knowledge --
The eye of the water --
Establishing a means of communication --
Manipulating one's gift --
The importance of Je --
I remember --
You must be perspicacious in order to see, or, There are conditions for seeing --
Having cold eyes, or, The fear of the unknown --
Laziness, or, Indecision --
Watch your step, or, Constant attention --
Witness of the nannan-rèv --
The farewell ceremony.
Other Titles: Nan Dòmi, le récit d'une initiation vodou.
Responsibility: Mimerose P. Beaubrun ; preface by Madison Smartt Bell ; translated by D.J. Walker.

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