Santería: La Religión (Spanish Edition)

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Aproximadamente cinco millones de Hispano Americanos practican la Santería en la actualidad. En esta obra Migene González-Wippler nos presenta los resultados de profundas investigaciones y sus experiencias personales sobre esta mágica religión. Aquí se describen los altares de los orishas (Dioses), los santeros (Sacerdotes), las conchas divinas utilizadas para consultar a los dioses (Diloggún), las pócimas a base de hierbas con propiedades mágicas y curativas (Ewe), así como las ceremonias practicadas ―incluyendo el sacrificio de animales―. El impactante material fotográfico junto con las entrevistas únicas realizadas con líderes santeros, nos muestran aspectos de esta religión rara vez expuestos ante el público. Este libro proporciona el conocimiento general sobre esta antigua religión aparentemente desaparecida de la sociedad moderna.

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Approximately five million Hispanic Americans practice Santeria today. In this work Migene González-Wippler presents the results of deep research and her personal experiences of this magical religion. Here she describes the altars of the orishas (gods), the santeros (priests), the divine shells used to consult the gods (Diloggún), herbal potions with magic and healing properties (Ewe), as well as ceremonies practiced including the slaughter of animals. The shocking photographic material together with the unique interviews with santeros leaders show us aspects of this religion rarely exposed to the public. This book provides general insight into this ancient religion that has apparently disappeared from modern society.

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A book about santeria in Spanish by González-Wippler.

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Migene Gonzalez-Wippler was born in Puerto Rico and has degrees in psychology and anthropology from the University of Puerto Rico and from Colombia University.  She has worked as a science editor for the  Interscience Division of John Wiley, the American Institute of Physics, and the American Museum of Natural History, and as an English editor for the United Nations in Vienna, where she lived for many years.  She is a cultural anthropologist and lectures frequently at universities and other educational institutions.

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