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GONZÁLEZ-WIPPLER, Migene
GONZÁLEZ-WIPPLER, Migene
GONZÁLEZ-WIPPLER, Migene
GONZÁLEZ-WIPPLER, Migene
GONZÁLEZ-WIPPLER, Migene
GONZÁLEZ-WIPPLER, Migene

GONZÁLEZ-WIPPLER, Migene

Santeria: The Religion : A Legacy of Faith, Rites, and Magic

NY: Harmony Books, 1989. First edition. Xiii, 335pp; 8 leaves of plates at center. Black textured-paper boards; metallic red spine titles. A touch of spotting to textblock top. Else near fine in a like jacket, unclipped, with toning to flaps. Signed by González-Wippler opposite the title page.

An overview of the African diasporic religion Santeria by one of the undisputed experts on the subject; covers Santeria's "pantheon of gods (orishas); the priests (santeros); the divining shells used to consult the gods (the Diluggún); and the herbal potions prepared as medicinal cures and for magic (Ewe) as well as controversial ceremonies - including animal sacrifice - often misunderstood outside the Santeria community" (jacket flap). Foreword by Charles Wetli. An uncommon signature.

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