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Vodun

By: Monique Joiner Siedlak
Narrated by: Rashida A. Marshall
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Publisher's Summary

Understanding West African Vodun begins with knowledge.

Vodun: West African Spiritual Life explores and explains this often-misunderstood religion. It invites listeners to open their eyes and their minds to what Vodun is, where and why began, and how it’s practiced.

You may think you know everything you need to know, because you’ve seen Hollywood’s interpretation of these spiritual practices, but this book proves those theories, misconceptions, artistic licenses, and theories wrong.

Inside, you’ll discover: 

  • Vodun’s early days and how it plays a pivotal role in how it’s practiced now    
  • How and why it’s been mis-characterized     
  • How to practice it properly    
  • Who the deities are and why they’re honored     
  • Who the Priestesses are and why they are held to such esteem
  • And more!

Finally learn how Vodun, Hindu, Shango, Jesus, and the Buddha are far more alike than you may think and understand what role slavery and slaves play in this religion, and why it should matter to you.

©2021 Monique Joiner Siedlak (P)2021 Monique Joiner Siedlak

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I appreciate the breakdown of the other religions. I meed this more than ever

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Great contacts and concepts

I gave it five stars because it breaks down the beliefs systems of each area of spirituality and African culture. Great concepts that I love about how it relates to Christianity and also to Islam and Judaism. I will recommend this book for anyone of African culture to really understand the true nature of the sacred science of African beliefs systems.