Voodoo Heart

Voodoo Heart Author Scott Snyder
ISBN-10 9780440337003
Year 2007-05-29
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Dial Press
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Scott Snyder’s protagonists inhabit a playfully deranged fictional world in which a Wall Street trader can find himself armed with a speargun, guarding a Dumpster outside a pawnshop in Florida; or an employee at Niagara Falls (his job: watching for jumpers) will take off in a car after a blimp in which his girlfriend has escaped. But in Snyder’s wondrous imagination there’s a thin membrane between the whimsical and the disturbing: the unlikely affair between a famous actress—in hiding after surgery—and a sporting goods salesman takes an ominous turn just as she begins to heal; an engaged couple’s relationship is fractured when one of them becomes obsessed with an inmate at the women’s prison next door. Dark, funny, powerful, this debut collection underscores the remarkable gifts of a fiercely original young writer. From the Hardcover edition.

Voodoo Heart

Voodoo Heart Author Scott Snyder
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064706974
Year 2006
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher
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A whimsical but frequently disturbing collection of short fiction is set in a bizarre world populated by a Wall Street trader armed with a spear gun assigned to guard a Florida pawn shop, a Niagara Falls employee whose job is to watch for jumpers and who takes off after a blimp in which his girlfriend has escaped, and other offbeat characters. A first collection. 20,000 first printing.

Va Va Voodoo

Va Va Voodoo Author Kathleen Charlotte
ISBN-10 9780738709949
Year 2007-01
Pages 188
Language en
Publisher Llewellyn Worldwide
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In a magical guide to love, a relationship counselor and Voodoo initiate offers a unique blend of practical magic and inspirational advice, helping readers learn how to attract a lover, keep a relationship steamy, recover from heartbreak, and find "the one." Original. 15,000 first printing.

Black Heart Loa

Black Heart Loa Author Adrian Phoenix
ISBN-10 9781439167946
Year 2011-06-28
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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“An eye for an eye is never enough.” Kallie Rivière, a Cajun hoodoo apprentice with a bent for trouble, learned the meaning of those ominous words when hoodoo bogeyman Doctor Heron targeted her family for revenge. Now, while searching for her still-missing bayou pirate cousin, Kallie finds out the hard way that someone is undoing powerful gris gris, which means that working magic has become as unpredictable as rolling a handful of dice. The wards woven to protect the Gulf coast are unraveling, leaving New Orleans and the surrounding bayous vulnerable just as an unnatural storm—the deadliest in a century—is born. As the hurricane powers toward the heart of all she loves, Kallie desperately searches for the cause of the disturbing randomness, only to learn a deeply unsettling truth: the culprit may be herself. To protect her family and friends, including the sexy nomad Layne Vallin, Kallie steps into the jaws of danger . . . and finds a loup garou designed to steal her heart—literally.

VOODOO AND CHRISTIANITY

VOODOO AND CHRISTIANITY Author Joseph P. Policape
ISBN-10 9781462810024
Year 2009-05-29
Pages 119
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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“Tell our stories, my child.” It was his mother’s last wish. Now, three years after her death, he gathers the stories that changed his life forever. Author Joseph P. Policape introduces us to the man responsible for recording these stories of faith’s victory in his new book entitled Voodoo and Christianity: Confrontations between Good and Evil. Mario’s flooded memories bring him back to the time of distant wounds. He had witnessed the town of Bainet suffering during its most treacherous times. Once, the whole town was slaved by the demonic voodoo spirit until a small band of Protestants started a war against them. His own family had been torn apart by this spiritual war; Mario’s mother had been a strong believer of Jesus while the father had rejected Christianity, for his voodoo gods. Read and discover the struggle that leads to the victory for the Pentecost faith in Voodoo and Christianity. After reading this book, readers will see how Jesus Christ alone stopped the dominant curse of Satan and his bloody, hopeless helpers in Bainet. Poetry was the river that Mr. Policape dived into to wash off the anger of his soul. It helped him to mock his own madness and was his support when he finally forgave himself and the world around him. His very first published book had the peculiar title, The Bird’s Love for Poetry and Essays, and came out in 2004. Two years later, in 2006, an intense, creative time, he published two books, A Spiritual Journey and Interpretations of Romance , and now working on two more creations, which hopefully will be out in the fall of 2009. Mr. Joseph P. Policape has received a gold medal from Famous Poet in 2007. He is a distinguished member of the National Poetry.com and Cambridge Who’s Who. Mr. Policape received his undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and he completed his graduate degree in management information systems at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. However, during those times, he was reading, writing, singing, and loving poetry. His daytime advocates were rightfully telling him that one poetry was stealing too much of his time from economics and management, but he literally and poetically ignored them!

The Geography of Madness

The Geography of Madness Author Frank Bures
ISBN-10 9781612193731
Year 2016-04-26
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Melville House
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Why do some men become convinced—despite what doctors tell them—that their penises have, simply, disappeared. Why do people across the world become convinced that they are cursed to die on a particular date—and then do? Why do people in Malaysia suddenly “run amok”? In The Geography of Madness, acclaimed magazine writer Frank Bures investigates these and other “culture-bound” syndromes, tracing each seemingly baffling phenomenon to its source. It’s a fascinating, and at times rollicking, adventure that takes the reader around the world and deep into the oddities of the human psyche. What Bures uncovers along the way is a poignant and stirring story of the persistence of belief, fear, and hope.

Farewell Fred Voodoo

Farewell  Fred Voodoo Author Amy Wilentz
ISBN-10 9781451644005
Year 2013-01-08
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, this is a brilliant writer’s account of a long, painful, ecstatic—and unreciprocated—affair with a country that has long fascinated the world. A foreign correspondent on a simple story becomes, over time and in the pages of this book, a lover of Haiti, pursuing the heart of this beautiful and confounding land into its darkest corners and brightest clearings. Farewell, Fred Voodoo is a journey into the depths of the human soul as well as a vivid portrayal of the nation’s extraordinary people and their uncanny resilience. Haiti has found in Amy Wilentz an author of astonishing wit, sympathy, and eloquence.

Attitudes of the Heart

Attitudes of the Heart Author JOJO
ISBN-10 9781462854349
Year 2011-05-10
Pages 143
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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In this book you will see many different types of attitudes. Attitudes of the Heart is a devotional/journal based upon biblical attitudes. The illustrations used in this book are based on true stories either I have encountered or someone I know has encountered. My hope is for people to distinguish between good and bad attitudes. So, if you dare, open your heart and allow the pages of this book speak to your heart.

Looking for Mr Legba

Looking for Mr  Legba Author Richard Laister
ISBN-10 9781906791445
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 179
Language en
Publisher Arena books
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Laister chronicles his odyssey through West Africa which led him to question rational interpretations of reality. He focuses on voodoo as a lens through which to observe the traditional ways of life still practiced in this part of the world.

Tell My Horse

Tell My Horse Author Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN-10 9780061847394
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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As a first-hand account of the weird mysteries and horrors of voodoo, Tell My Horse is an invaluable resource and fascinating guide. Based on Zora Neale Hurston's personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica, where she participated as an initiate rather than just an observer of voodoo practices during her visits in the 1930s, this travelogue into a dark world paints a vividly authentic picture of ceremonies and customs and superstitions of great cultural interest.

Joyride

Joyride Author Craig David Forrest
ISBN-10 9780595338160
Year 2005
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Joyride is a heartwarming memoir of how a young man reconnects with his journalist mother both before and after her death through the archives of her weekly newspaper columns. Author Craig Forrest's life in print began when he was only five years old. His mother, Libby, wrote a humor column in the local newspaper in America's oldest seashore resort town, Cape May, New Jersey. Craig and his brother, Keith, became frequent subjects of their mother's Erma Bombeck-like writings. Their mother's other topics came from the news she gathered while riding around the shore on her three-wheeled bicycle. Her column, appropriately titled "Joyride", featured useful insights, humorous encounters, and the wit and wisdom that comes from living each day and raising a family. As he grew up, Craig learned more about his mother by rereading her work. When he returned home to care for Libby in the final ravages of Lou Gehrig's disease, Craig spent the evenings reliving his childhood through her columns. The writings comforted him as he watched his mother waste away, and gave him the strength he needed to come to grips with the possibility of his own death from Hodgkin's disease. Joyride is a memoir and a loving tribute by a son to his mother-a poignant story reminiscent of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Color of Water.

The Voodoo Journal

The Voodoo Journal Author Don Lajoie
ISBN-10 0887535623
Year 2017-03-15
Pages 190
Language en
Publisher Black Moss Press
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Some stories insist on being told. In his first published book, award-winning Post Media journalist Don Lajoie gives readers a gripping and unapologetically honest recounting of his experiences as an award winning journalist in Haiti. Lajoie has hundreds of stories accumulated over his many years of work, and delights in leading the reader confidently though the dichotomy of the country, its garbage-lined streets, the devastating earthquake of 2010, the rich and diverse traditions of Voodoo, Haiti's ground-breaking architecture, its thriving music scene, and its multifaceted history. From the dramatic to the mundane, Lajoie (former Windsor Star reporter) tackles aspects of Haitian life rarely seen. His eye is prescient, combining awe and humour with a very real respect for the Haitian people and the land they cherish. At the heart of the book is a reflection of faith, death, and the degradation plus redemption of humanity. This is a book about social justice, human rights, poverty, and human dignity. Illustrated with photographs. "

Voodoo Dreams

Voodoo Dreams Author Jewell P. Rhodes
ISBN-10 0312119313
Year 1995-01-15
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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A fictional retelling of the life of a notorious voodooienne takes readers into mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans, offering an interpretation of Marie Laveau's secret religious practices and how they shaped her surrounding culture. Reprint.

Envisioning Black Feminist Voodoo Aesthetics

Envisioning Black Feminist Voodoo Aesthetics Author Kameelah L. Martin
ISBN-10 9781498523295
Year 2016-09-30
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Lexington Books
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In the twenty-first century, American popular culture increasingly makes visible the performance of African spirituality by black women. Disney’s Princess and the Frog and Pirates of the Caribbean franchise are two notable examples. The reliance on the black priestess of African-derived religion as an archetype, however, has a much longer history steeped in the colonial othering of Haitian Vodou and American imperialist fantasies about so-called ‘black magic’. Within this cinematic study, Martin unravels how religious autonomy impacts the identity, function, and perception of Africana women in the American popular imagination. Martin interrogates seventy-five years of American film representations of black women engaged in conjure, hoodoo, obeah, or Voodoo to discern what happens when race, gender, and African spirituality collide. She develops the framework of Voodoo aesthetics, or the inscription of African cosmologies on the black female body, as the theoretical lens through which to scrutinize black female religious performance in film. Martin places the genre of film in conversation with black feminist/womanist criticism, offering an interdisciplinary approach to film analysis. Positioning the black priestess as another iteration of Patricia Hill Collins’ notion of controlling images, Martin theorizes whether film functions as a safe space for a racial and gendered embodiment in the performance of African diasporic religion. Approaching the close reading of eight signature films from a black female spectatorship, Martin works chronologically to express the trajectory of the black priestess as cinematic motif over the last century of filmmaking. Conceptually, Martin recalibrates the scholarship on black women and representation by distinctly centering black women as ritual specialists and Black Atlantic spirituality on the silver screen.

Voodoo Bones

Voodoo Bones Author Melanie Atkins
ISBN-10 9781612520872
Year 2011-10-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Desert Breeze Publishing In
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Noel Galliano has always wanted her own business, and despite critics who believe she won't succeed, opens a tiny French Quarter voodoo shop. What she doesn't count on is finding a dismembered corpse upstairs. Detective Mathieu Bergeron is considered a failure around the district station, until he puts away the Bayou Ripper. Then another mutilated body is found, and both his arrest and competence are thrown into question. Matt and Noel must work together to solve this terrifying crime in the Big Easy...and along the way, they fall in love.