Living Santería: Rituals And Experiences In An Afro-Cuban Religion
In 1992 Smithsonian anthropologist Michael Atwood Mason traveled to Cuba for initiation as a priest into the Santería religion. Since then he has created an active oricha “house” and has initiated five others as priests. He is a rare combination: a scholar-practitioner who is equally fluent in his profession and his religion. Interweaving his roles as researcher and priest, Mason explores Santería...
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books; First Edition edition (August 17, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1429795
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“This book is easy to rad. I have found some of the material inside by other authors which is in more depth. It;s all good. Everyone can contribute to informing family and the curious....”
as a contemporary phenomenon and offers an understanding of its complexity through his own experiences and those of its many practitioners. Balancing deftly between a devotee's account of participation and an anthropologist's theoretical analysis, Living Santería offers an original and insightful understanding of this growing religious tradition.