Voodoo reality and imagination
who hasnt heard about voodoo al the time we see the pinned dolls in movies or tv spots. we ask ourselves what are their purposesthey were only created to scareand nothing more.
the book which cought the imagination of people outside the west indies, and which was responsible for much of the misunderstanding and fear that is present today is haiti or the black republic,written by s.st. john. it is an inaccurate and sensational book, written in 1884 and which describes vodun as a profoundly evil religion, and included lurid descriptions of human sacrifice, cannibalism etc, some of which have been extracted from vodun priests by torture. hollywoodfound this a rich source for voodoo screen plays. horror movies began in 1930s and continue today to misrepresent vodoo. it is only since the late 50s that the accurate studies by anthropologists have been published.
it all started 6 000 years ago in africa, but can be directly traces...
Introduceți subiectul și categoria pentru o căutare cât mai relevantă.