The Taste of Blood: Spirit Possession in Brazilian Candomble (Contemporary Ethnography) (Paperback)

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Enter the fascinating world of the Condomble regions of Brazil, where interaction between spirits and human is considered an everyday occurrence. Jim Wafer uncovers the social life, rituals, folklore, and engaging personalities of the villagers of Jacari, among whom trances, sorcery, and spirit possession demonstrate the coexistence of different kinds of reality.

This ethnography is intriguing not only because of the originality of its approach to the more enigmatic aspects of another culture but also because it uses insights gained from participation in that culture to reflect on the paradoxes inherent in the writer's own culture, and in the human condition in general.

About the Author


Jim Wafer works as a consultant anthropologist in central Australia.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780812213416
ISBN-10: 0812213416
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 1991
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Contemporary Ethnography