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Taste of Blood Spirit Possession in Brazilian Candomble

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 the originality of its approach to the more enigmatic aspects of another culture but also because it uses insights gained from participation in that culture to reflect on the paradoxes inherent in the writer's own culture, and in the human condition in general. -- Publisher description.

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  • "Spirit possession in Brazilian Candomblé"

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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 the originality of its approach to the more enigmatic aspects of another culture but also because it uses insights gained from participation in that culture to reflect on the paradoxes inherent in the writer's own culture, and in the human condition in general. -- Publisher description."
  • "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 the originality of its approach to the more enigmatic aspects of another culture but also because it uses insights gained from participation in that culture to reflect on the paradoxes inherent in the writer's own culture, and in the human condition in general. -- Publisher description."@en
  • "" The Taste of Blood brilliantly explores both Condomble and the representations of ethnographic research."- Folklore Forum."@en

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  • "The taste of blood : spirit possession in Brazilian Candombé"
  • "Taste of Blood Spirit Possession in Brazilian Candomble"@en
  • "The Taste of Blood Spirit Possession in Brazilian Candomble"
  • "The taste of blood spirit possession in Brazilian Candomblé"
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  • "The taste of blood : spirit possession in Brazilian candomblé"
  • "The taste of blood : spirit possession in brazilian candomble"
  • "The taste of blood : spirit possession in Brazilian Candomblé"