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The taste of blood : spirit possession in Brazilian Candomblé

Author: James William Wafer
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1991.
Series: Contemporary ethnography series.
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Enter the fascinating world of the Condomble regions of Brazil, where interaction between spirits and human is considered an everyday occurrence. Jim Wafer uncovers the social life, rituals, folklore, and engaging personalities of the villagers of Jacari, among whom trances, sorcery, and spirit possession demonstrate the coexistence of different kinds of reality. This ethnography is intriguing not only because of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wafer, James William, 1948-
Taste of blood.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1991
(DLC) 90028641
(OCoLC)22956368
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James William Wafer
ISBN: 0585127506 9780585127507 9780812203868 0812203860
OCLC Number: 44957396
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 219 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. I: Exu --
The lips of Pomba-Gira --
Padilha's vow --
Corquisa --
pt. II: Caboclo --
Order and progress --
Of keys --
Villages --
pt. III. Orixá --
Child spirits --
The throne --
Tempo --
Epilogue: Egum.
Series Title: Contemporary ethnography series.
Responsibility: Jim Wafer.

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Candomble, a religion that traces its origins to West Africa, has become a major cultural force in contemporary Brazil. This ethnographic study presents the religion through the words, passions,  Read more...

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