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Puerto Rican Vodou

A Brief Introduction to Sanse Religion
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Puerto Rican Vodou by Ryan Pimentel

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Vodou, Vudon, Vudu, and Voodoo has captivated the imaginations of Americans for centuries. Everyone is familiar with New Orleans Voodoo with images of black candles, chicken feet, and skulls that invoke fear and awe to outsiders. Voodoo as practiced in the United States has become an amalgam of witchcraft, necromancy, rootwork, conjure, and a catch all word for any type of magic that seems ominous, dark, and scary. In the Caribbean however Voodoo is spelled Vodou and is practiced as a Traditional African Religion. The Africans that were brought to the New World were able to preserve their religion alive by concealing their practices behind the veil of Catholicism. They syncretized the worship of their gods and goddesses with Catholic saints and their feast days. They also preserved alive the memory of the Arawak Taino Indian spirits that were on the island when they arrived. The Vodou that is practiced in Haiti and the Dominican Republic is a powerful form of spiritism that has been in continuous practice since the first Africans landed on the island. But did you know there is another tradition of Vodou hardly anyone knows about in the United States? It's called Sanse and it's the Vodou Puerto Ricans do. If you are an english speaking Puerto Rican American who would like to get in touch with their roots this book is for you. This book will train you to become a medium and give you the tools to work toward initiation into the tradition if you feel it's call. In this book I will teach you the history of Puerto Rican spiritism and Vodou as it relates to the other islands. Also we will set up your Boveda so that you can contact your beloved and elevated ancestors. The hierarchy of spirits in Sanse will be covered as well as herbal preparations for traditional healing. This is not a book of get rich quick spells or love drawing magic. It is a serious study of spiritism with a protocol to help you heal wounds in your soul that you did not know existed. I hope you decide to come along on this journey.
Release date NZ
June 9th, 2020
  • Edited by Stephanie Mojica
  • Illustrated by Joel Cruz
  • General (US: Trade)
Independently Published
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