Voodoo Encyclopedia, The: Magic, Ritual, and Religion

Editor: Anderson, Jeffrey E.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $100.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $150.00
ISBN: 978-1-61-069208-3
Category: Religion & Theology
Image Count: 16
Book Status: Available
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This work describes various aspects of Voodoo in Louisiana and Haiti, covering topics such as important places, traditions, rituals, and items used in ceremonies. Contributions from scholars in the field provide a comprehensive overview of the subject from various perspectives and address the deities and ceremonial acts.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Entries by Topic
  • Preface
  • A
  • Agassu/Agoussou
  • Agwe Ta'Woyo
  • Aizan-Veleteke
  • Alexander, Jim
  • Altars
  • Ancestral Spirits
  • Anti-Vodou Campaigns
  • Art, Vodou/Voodoo in
  • Ason
  • Ayida Wedo
  • Azaka
  • B
  • Baron Samedi
  • Bayou St. Jean
  • Beauvoir, Max Gesner
  • Bellegarde-Smith, Patrick
  • Bight of Benin
  • Black Cat Bone
  • Blanc Dani
  • Bòkò
  • Bondye
  • Books
  • Boukman, Dutty
  • Brown, Karen Mccarthy
  • C
  • Cable, George Washington
  • Candles
  • Candomblé
  • Catholicism and Vodou/Voodoo
  • Cemeteries
  • Ceremonies
  • Chango
  • Charlo
  • Code Noir
  • Congo Square
  • Congress of Santa Barbara (Kosanba)
  • Conjure
  • Cosmogram
  • Courlander, Harold
  • Creoles of Louisiana
  • Creolization
  • Cultural Politics
  • D
  • Dahomey
  • Danbala
  • Dances
  • Davis, Wade
  • Death
  • Dédé, Sanité
  • Desmangles, Leslie
  • Divination
  • Dolls
  • Dorsainvil, Justin Chrysostome (J. C.)
  • Drapo
  • Drugstores
  • Drums
  • E
  • Ellis, Alfred Burdon
  • Entertainment, Voodoo as
  • Espiritismo
  • Ewe
  • Ezili
  • F
  • Federal Writers’ Project
  • Féraille, Joe
  • Film, Vodou/Voodoo In
  • G
  • Gede
  • Ginen
  • Grand Zombi
  • Graveyard Dirt
  • Gris-Gris
  • H
  • Haiti
  • Haitian Immigration to the United States
  • Haitian Revolution
  • Hand
  • Healing
  • Hoodoo
  • Hopkins, Laura
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Hyatt, Harry Middleton
  • I
  • Ifá
  • Initiations
  • Interventionism by the United States in Haiti
  • K
  • Kanzo
  • Konesans
  • Kongo
  • Kreyòl
  • L
  • Lakou
  • Langaj
  • Laplas
  • Lasiren
  • Lave Tèt
  • Laveau, Marie
  • Legba
  • Legislation Against Vodou/Voodoo
  • Literature, Vodou/Voodoo In
  • Loederer, Richard A.
  • Long, Carolyn Morrow
  • Lwa
  • M
  • Macouloumba, Jean
  • Magic
  • Makandal
  • Mambo
  • Manje-Yanm (Eating of the Yams)
  • Maroon
  • Maryaj Lwa (Marriage to Lwa)
  • Métraux, Alfred
  • Michel, Claudine
  • Modern Voodoo/Vodou and Hoodoo Businesses
  • Mojo
  • Montanée, Jean
  • Moreau De Saint-Méry, Médéric Louis-Élie
  • Music and Haitian Vodou
  • Myalism
  • N
  • Nanchons
  • Nation Sack
  • National Confederation of Haitian Vodou
  • Native American Influences on Voodoo
  • New age and Neopaganism and Voodoo/Vodou
  • New Orleans
  • Nzambi a Mpungu
  • O
  • Obeah
  • Ogou
  • Opening
  • Ossange/Assonquer
  • Ounfò
  • Oungan
  • Oungenikon
  • Ounsi
  • Owen, Mary Alicia
  • P
  • Paket Kongo
  • Papa Labas
  • Parterre
  • Petwo
  • Pilgrimages
  • Possession
  • Prèt Savann
  • Price-Mars, Jean
  • Pris De Je
  • Pythons
  • R
  • Rada
  • Rootwork
  • Rosenthal, Judy
  • S
  • Sacrifice
  • Saint John'S Eve
  • Saints
  • Santería
  • Scrubs
  • Seabrook, William Buehler
  • Secret Societies
  • Senegambia
  • Simbi
  • The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses
  • Slavery and the Slave Trade
  • Snakes
  • Souls
  • Spiritual Churches
  • Spiritualism
  • St. John, Sir Spenser
  • Swords
  • Syncretism
  • T
  • Tallant, Robert
  • Terminology
  • Thompson, Robert Farris
  • ’Tit Albert
  • Toledano, Betsy
  • Tourism
  • Twins
  • Two Head
  • V
  • Vèvè
  • The Vodou Church in Haiti
  • Vodou in Haiti
  • Vodu in West Africa
  • Voodoo in the Mississippi Valley
  • W
  • Wanga
  • Ward, Martha
  • West Central Africa
  • Worker
  • Y
  • Yoruba
  • Z
  • Zombi
  • Visual Representations of Vodou and Voodoo
  • Primary Documents
  • 1. Early Descriptions of New Orleans Voodoo, 1763–1863
  • From The History of Louisiana or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina, 1763
  • “Idolatry and Quackery,” 1820
  • “The Virgin of the Voudous,” 1850
  • “The Voudou Case Disposed Of,” 1863
  • 2. Two Accounts of Voodoo in Missouri, 1880s–1890s
  • William Wells Brown, My Southern Home: The South and Its People, 1880
  • Mary Alicia Owen, “Among the Voodoos,” 1892
  • 3. Reports of Marie Laveau's Death, 1881
  • “Death of Marie Laveau,” 1881
  • “A Sainted Woman,” 1881
  • 4. Mississippi Valley Voodoo Songs, 1885 and undated
  • “I Will Wander in the Desert,” 1885
  • Selections from Federal Writers’ Project interviews, 1940
  • 5. Spenser St. John and Vodou, 1889
  • 6. A New Orleans Voodoo Ceremony, 1904
  • 7. Opening Ceremony from New Orleans Voodoo/Hoodoo, 1920s–1930s
  • 8. Interview of Mambo Patricia Scheu (Vye Zo Komande LaMenfo), 2013
  • 9. Congress of Santa Barbara Declaration
  • 10. U.S. Library of Congress Changes Subject Heading from “Voodooism” to “Vodou,” 2012
  • Bibliography
  • About the Editor and Contributors