The concept of soul in haitian vodou, southwestern journal of antropoogy, 2. A caribbean american response to representations of haiti. Haitian vodou, as well as african religions, were absorbed into the rituals of christianity practiced by american creoles. Find, read and cite all the research you need on researchgate.
Haitian vodou and migrating voices theatre research. Spirit, myth, and reality contains mostly original material and some compelling insight into the nature of this extraordinary new world. Vodou in haitian life and culture palgravemacmillan, 2006 and haitian vodou. Haitian vodou and voodoo scholars at harvard harvard university. This tying of soul is evident in many haitian vodou practices that are still exercised today. The spirit zombi, or the zombie of the ti bon ange alone, is carefully stored in a jar and may later be. Tainoarawak africans christianity 42212 tainoarawak people early. Damballah was the father of the loa spirits damballah was the creator of everything. The class will examine the vodou system, theology and philosophy, mythology, songs, dances, rhythms, rituals. The representation of vodou in haitian cultural production is replete with cross gendered. Damballah created all of the oceans, culture valleys and mountains. This is one of the best, most thorough and concise articles every written on this vast, mysterious and often misunderstood tradition of haitian vodou. Edited by patrick bellegardesmith and claudine michel. Haitian vodou breaks away from european and american heuristic models for understanding a religiophilosophical system such as vodou in order to form new approaches with an african ethos.
Vodou is popularly described as not simply a religion, but rather an experience that ties body and soul together. Haitia vodou wikipedias haitian vodou as translated by. Haitian vodou and migrating voices volume 44 issue 1 sabine kim. Montilus 2 shadow matter universes in haitian and dagara ontologies. In vh1s shortlived fake reality tv show so notorious 2006in which. Vodou will illuminate that the spiritual practice transcends religion alone and should be. Spirit, myth, and reality indiana university press, 2006. In this chapter i explore haitian creole vodou rites, spirit names, and songs by means of a historical linguistic approach. Pdf download haitian vodou flags folk art and artists paperback read online pdf. The contributors to this volume, all haitians, examine the potentially radical and transformative possibilities of the religious and philosophical ideologies of vodou and locate. Haitian vodou project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. The primary goal and activity of vodou is to sevi lwa serve the spiritsto offer prayers and perform various devotional rites directed at god and particular spirits in return for health, protection, and favour.
In dressing the spirits there is a powerful relation in which is followed. The concept of person in haitian vodun religion, guerin c. Vodous role in haitian mental health global mental. The contributors to this volume, all haitians, examine the potentially radical and transformative. Haitian vodou breaks away from european and american heuristic models for understanding a religiophilosophical system such as vodou in order to form new approaches with. How the sun illuminates under cover of darkness jamaica. Interdisciplinary in its essence, johs combines the arts, the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences. Spirit, myth, and reality, edited by patrick bellegarde. In this volume, haitian scholars and practitioners examine the intersections of vodou and haitian society. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. In reality, haitian vodouand the spirits who serve as central aspects of the spiritual. It is with great pleasure we are able to provide this informative and fascinating essay for you, courtesy of mr. The concept of tying that exists in haitian religious culture is derived from the congolese tradition of kanga, the practice of tying ones soul to something tangible.
This work explores and highlights how the african religion of vodou and its ethic i. The cultural place that vodou occupies today is complicated, and at first glance, almost invisible. Spirit, myth, and reality bellegardesmith, patrick, michel, claudine on. Among other works, she is also coeditor of the black studies reader routledge, 2004, as well as invisible powers. Desmangles, a book recommended to me by a vodou priestess. The journal of haitian studies is the only referred journal dedicated to scholarship on haiti. Embodied knowledge in haitian vodou cuban yoruba and bahian candomble. Patrick bellegardesmith and claudine michel are to be applauded for editing this slim volume, the firstever collection of essays on vodou written entirely by haitian scholars.
Broadly interpreting, to bring in other afrodiasporic religions. Haitian voodoo creation myth by jaylin clevenger on prezi. Haitian vodou breaks away from european and american heuristic models for understanding a religiophilosophical system such as vodou in order to form new approaches with an. This tying of soul is evident in many haitian vodou practices. Haitian vodou in french vodu, also written as vaudou. The contributors to this volume, all haitians, examine the potentially radical and transformative possibilities of the religious and philosophical ideologies of vodou and locate its foundations more clearly. Responsibility edited by patrick bellegardesmith and claudine michel. Ideas about ultimate reality and meaning in haitian. Is a syncretic religion that originates in the caribbean country of haiti started in the period of france colonial slavery has roots in three major ethnic groups. Pdf this paper gives an overview of vodous history in haiti and how vodou informs haitian mental health interventions. This class provides an introduction to this central haitian religion and culture. African spiritsystems, ritual knowledge, and organizational structures migrated with the african captives to saintdomingue, evolved in the colony, and persist into the present day.
If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise cambridge core to connect with your account. In order to more fully address the mental health needs of the haitian people, the history of vodou in psychology and the modern importance of vodou must be understood. Haitian voodoo creation myth creation myth haitians believed in a sky serpent named damballah. Patrick bellegardesmith department of africology ritual. Spirit, myth, and reality paperback december 7, 2006.
Claudine michel and patrick bellegardesmith, invisible powers. Spirit possession plays an important role in afrohaitian religion, as it does in many other world religions. Vodou is entangled with haitian politics both indirectly and more openly, with vodou priests and priestesses as members of government see michel, claudine, of worlds seen and unseen, in bellegardesmith, patrick and michel, claudine, eds. Spirit, myth and reality %orrplqjwrq,qgldqd university press. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled. Request pdf on jan 1, 2010, susan kwosek and others published haitian vodou. Vodou emerges as an organized and systematic religion fully endowed with the richness, complexity, and depth expressed by other religions. This paper explores not only the ways in which haitian vodou has. See all formats and editions hide other formats and editions.1280 974 840 849 685 717 670 1284 1371 666 123 788 638 985 991 1068 1261 1419 536 1436 1186 1448 1440 332 503 236 884 1498 723 782 1282 201 443 1295 165 1490 206 513 1360 1038 65 892