Living Santer?a: Rituals and Experiences in an Afro-Cuban Religion

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In 1992 Smithsonian anthropologist Michael Atwood Mason traveled to Cuba for initiation as a priest into the Santeria 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 Santeria as a contemporary phenomenon and offers an understanding of its complexity through his own experiences and those of its many ...

Living Santer?a: Rituals and Experiences in an Afro-Cuban Religion 2002, Smithsonian Books, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781588340771

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