The image of odious activities by crazed blacks involved in Haitian Voodoo rituals is one of the standard nightmares of white society, and recent portrayals of Voodoo have shifted from the traditional focus on cannibalism to the alleged creation of zombies, as the notion of the living dead is commonly called. From popular television shows like Miami Vice and The Beauty and the Beast to supposedly intelligent features like the Jacques Cousteau show the public is exposed to insulting interpretations of Voodoo and loony renditions of zombiism. The most recent writing on zombies is a curious mixture of sensationalism and scholarship--and much of the scholarship is questionable. As a doctoral student in botany at Harvard University, Wade Davis investigated the ethnobotany of zombification in Haiti. Although he spent relatively little time there and spoke no Creole, Davis had the apparent good fortunate to come across some informants who give him information on the potions used by Voodoo sorcerers to poison people.
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Mooguramar Already have an account? I read this almost immediately after The Serpent and the Rainbowand unfortunately, a lot of the text of that passage of darkness the ethnobiology of the haitian zombie is quoted wholesale in this one. This needs to be added to our curriculum. The Problem of Death. Christopher Roberts rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Angie Hilbert WanderLit rated it really liked it Darkjess 20, Excellent book about vodoun and zombi.
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In he was made zmobie honorary member of the Explorers Club, one of just 20 in the hundred-year history of the club. Mostly through the Harvard Botanical Museum, he spent more than three years in the Amazon and Andes as a plant explorer, living among 15 indigenous groups in eight Latin American nations while making some 6, botanical collections.
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Nov 09, Virdilak rated it it was amazing. Journals with no new volumes being zombei to the archive. Interdisciplinary in nature, this study reveals a network of power relations reaching all levels of Haitian political life.
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Passage of Darkness : the Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie.
Jan 09, Scott rated it really liked it I read this almost immediately after The Serpent and the Rainbow , and unfortunately, a lot of the text of that book is quoted wholesale in this one. And what people fear most about them is becoming one not being eaten by one. Bizango secret societies in Haiti and their enforcement of laws, the organic concoction given to individuals to slow heartbeat, the effects of someone coming out of the death-like coma within the community, reasons why individuals face such punishment, and what is being done about the living dead all rolled into one well-written, very readable Zombies or the living dead are real folks, just not the man-eating ones. Bizango secret societies in Haiti and their enforcement of laws, the organic concoction given to individuals to slow heartbeat, the effects of someone coming out of the death-like coma within the community, reasons why individuals face such punishment, and what is being done about the living dead all rolled into one well-written, very readable ethnography.
Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie
Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie – Wade Davis