breadth of Vodoun healing has hardly been skimmed in the literature as well
as in present-day research. This work has attempted to present the basic
elements of the Vodoun healing, each apart, in an effort of systematization.
However, it is important to recall that the entirety is but one system
which functions in synergies. Understanding this totality demands a
recognition of its different parts; it is necessary that more extended
research of a multi-disciplinary approach be carried out in order to throw
light upon this obscured yet essential domain.
few pamphlets that may be found to-day on this subject are laying on some
shady shelves of exotic libraries bearing often the undignified titles of folk
remedies, sorceries or superstitions. Their numbers are few. I assume other
writings, having been doctoral thesis, have known limited distribution. I will
advance here for the benefit of the reader, nine publications that have come
to my attention:
and local superstitions"
ritual observed for the protection of newborns against the spells of
hundred beliefs and superstitions"
Importance of Palma Christi in the popular culture"
and voodoo in Haiti"
Trop 10(1): 28-68 UCLA.
Healers of Petit-Goave"
Development Research Center 65p.
Health Beliefs and practice of Haitian Americans"
Culture et Médecine Populaire Traditionnelle
Imp. H. Deschamps.