Deeply rooted in Haiti’s culture and sacred to millions, Haitian Vodou (often misspelled “voodoo”) is a joyous, profound ancestral practice descended from the Vodu priesthood of Africa. This little-understood belief system is among the truest religions of the Americas — yet its essence remains a mystery.
Written by a practitioner of the highest initiatory rank, HAITIAN VODOU by Mambo Chita Tann is the only book offering a respectful, first-hand overview of this indigenous tradition. From Haiti’s culture and history, to Vodou’s sacred beliefs, ceremonies, rituals, and practices grounded in ancestral communion, readers will get a rare look inside Haitian Vodou. Also explored: Vodou’s relationship with other African diasporic traditions; common misconceptions; Vodou magic and initiations; how millions of Haitians survived slavery, betrayal, and revolution; and the 21 nations of the Lwa, the spirits of Haitian Vodou.