By Mambo Chita Tann

Deeply rooted in Haiti's tradition and held sacred by way of thousands, Haitian Vodou is a joyous and profound ancestral perform descended from the Vodu priesthood of West Africa. This little-understood trust procedure is likely one of the truest religions of the Americas—yet its essence has remained a secret to outsiders.

Written by means of a practitioner of the top initiatory rank, Haitian Vodou is the one booklet that gives a deferential, first-hand evaluation of the centuries-old indigenous culture. From Haiti's tradition and background to the sacred ideals, ceremonies, rituals, and practices grounded in ancestral communion, readers gets a unprecedented glance within Haitian Vodou. additionally explored: its courting to different African diasporic traditions within the West; universal misconceptions; Vodou magic and initiations; how thousands survived slavery, betrayal, and revolution; and the twentyone countries of the Lwa, the spirits of Haitian Vodou.

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E. BARNES, The Psalms I, London 1931, S. XVIIff; C. L. FEINBERG, "The Date of the Psalms", BS 104, 1947, S. 426ff; MOWINCKEL, GfJersang, S. 44, 122; E. J. KISSANE, The Book of Psalms I, Dublin 1953, S. XXVII f. Recht scharf wendet sich auch bereits W. NOWACK in der 3. Aufl. von H. HUPFELDS Psalmenkommentar (Gotha 1888, S. XLI f) gegen das "kindische Hypothesenspiel" der Historisierungen. AIs einziger chronologisch zu fixierender Psalm wird gemeinhin Ps. lxxiv angesehen, indem man zumal in Vers 4 und 9 deutliche Beziehungen auf die Geschichte der Makkabaerkampfe und die Entweihung des Tempels durch Antiochus IV.

I, S. 316 f zu Ps. " II, S. 653 zu Ps. cxxxii: "Erinnerung eines Nachkommen Davids an die Verdienste seiner Ahnen ... " - Bemerkenswert zurtickhaltend ist dagegen der ebenfalls jtidische Kommentator A. B. EHRLICH (Die Psa/men, Berlin 1905). Eine erwahnenswerte eigene Historisierung bietet E. lediglich zu Ps. cxxvii, indem er diesen Psalm wie schon Theodor von Mopsuestia - auf die Situation des Wiederaufbaus im nachexilischen Jerusalem bezieht, und zwar speziell auf den Mange! an jungen Mannern, den die VerstoBung aller den Juden von heidnischen Frauen geborenen Kinder nach Esr.

3) Vg!. oben S. 9f. 4) Umfassende Kritik an der historisierenden Psalmenerklarung hat zuerst DE WETTE in seine m Psalmenkommentar, besonders in der vierten Auflage von 1836, geubt, indem er immer wieder auf den allgemeinen Charakter vieler Psalmen und das Fehlen von personlichen und zeitlichen Beziehungen hingewicsen hat. Vg!. bes. zu den Ps. viii, xvi, xx, xxiii, xxv, xxxii, xxxvii, lxv, lxxii, lxxxiii, civ, cxiii, cxix f, cxxiii, cxxvii f, cxxxiii. Neben DE WETTE ist C. VON LENGERKE zu nennen, der weder die in den Psalmenuberschriften vorhandenen Historisierungen anerkennt, noch diese selbst durch eigene zu ersetzen sucht (vg!.

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