Voodoo and the Church in Haiti (1988)

Voodoo and the Church in Haiti (1988)
English | Size: 698.49 MB
Category: African/African Diaspora Relig


In the Caribbean nation of Haiti, voodoo is still widely practiced. Haiti is a country of many contrasts: modern/primitive, rich/poor, black/white, and voodoo/Catholicism. Despite the efforts of the Catholic Church, most poor villagers practice some form of voodoo, a religion which has been passed down in the villages since the nineteenth century. Voodoo and the Church in Haiti examines Haitian life in general and some voodoo practices in particular. [Read more…]

The Andrew Marr Show (28th May 2017)

The Andrew Marr Show (28th May 2017)
English | Size: 450.00 MB
Category: News / World Reports


Former BBC political editor Andrew Marr talks to key politicians and cultural figures. Includes a review of the Sunday newspapers, weather forecast and news bulletin.
This week’s guests:
Amber Rudd MP, Home Secretary
Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Home Secretary
Caroline Lucas MP, Green Party Co-Leader
Leanne Wood AM, Plaid Cymru Leader
Rowetta and the Manchester Camerata, musicians
Newspapers reviewed by Sir Craig Oliver, former Downing Street Communications Director, Jacqui Smith, former Home Secretary, and Jon Sopel, BBC North America Editor [Read more…]

The Andrew Marr Show (21st May 2017)

The Andrew Marr Show (21st May 2017)
English | Size: 450.00 MB
Category: News / World Reports


Former BBC political editor Andrew Marr talks to key politicians and cultural figures. Includes a review of the Sunday newspapers, weather forecast and news bulletin.
This week’s guests:

Paul Nuttall MEP, UKIP Leader
Damian Green, Work and Pensions Secretary
John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor
Brendan Cox, husband of Jo Cox MP
Newspapers reviewed by Paul Ma [Read more…]

Voodoo and the Church in Haiti (1988)

Voodoo and the Church in Haiti (1988)
English | Size: 698.49 MB
Category: African/African Diaspora Relig


In the Caribbean nation of Haiti, voodoo is still widely practiced. Haiti is a country of many contrasts: modern/primitive, rich/poor, black/white, and voodoo/Catholicism. Despite the efforts of the Catholic Church, most poor villagers practice some form of voodoo, a religion which has been passed down in the villages since the nineteenth century. Voodoo and the Church in Haiti examines Haitian life in general and some voodoo practices in particular. [Read more…]

Frank C. Brown – The Frank C. Brown Collection of the Folklore of North Carolina

Frank C. Brown – The Frank C. Brown Collection of the Folklore of North Carolina
English | Size: 253.34 MB
Category: African/African Diaspora Relig


Frank C. Brown organized the North Carolina Folklore Society in 1913. Both Dr. Brown and the Society collected stories from individuals and Brown through his classes at Duke University and through his summer expeditions in the North Carolina mountains, and the Society by interviewing its members and also levied on the previous collections made by friends and members of the Society. The result was a large mass of texts and notes assembled over a period of nearly forty years and covering every aspect of local tradition.
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Sir Walter Scott (Au), Eric Brooks (Narr) – Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft (Unabridged)

Sir Walter Scott (Au), Eric Brooks (Narr) – Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft (Unabridged)
English | Size: 389.29 MB
Category: Northern European Paganism


In ill health following a stroke, Sir Walter Scott wrote Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft at the behest of his son-in-law, J. G. Lockhart, who worked for a publishing firm. The book proved popular, and Scott was paid £600, which he desperately needed. (Despite his success as a novelist, Scott was almost ruined when the Ballantyne publishing firm, where he was a partner, went bankrupt in 1826.)
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Cornish Folk Traditions – The Oss Tales

Cornish Folk Traditions – The Oss Tales
English | Size: 757.69 MB
Category: Northern European Paganism


Padstow, a town on the north coast of Cornwall, celebrates May Day with a unique custom: two hobby horses, or osses dance through the town streets, accompanied by drums and accordians. All Padstownians participate in this exciting event, which has now become a tourist attraction, drawing over 30,000 visitors the first of May to this fishing town of 3000. Folklorists Alan Lomax and Peter Kennedy visited Padstow in 1951, producing a film called Oss Oss Wee Oss (1953). In 2004, filmmaker John Bishop and folklorist Sabina Magliocco (with Jaynie Ali Aydin and Noah Bishop) returned to Padstow to see how the custom was faring fifty years later.
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The Andrew Marr Show (7th May 2017)

The Andrew Marr Show (7th May 2017)
English | Size: News / World Reports
Category: 450.00 MB


Former BBC political editor Andrew Marr talks to key politicians and cultural figures. Includes a review of the Sunday newspapers, weather forecast and news bulletin.
This week’s guests:
Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary
John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor
Most Reverend John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
Imelda Staunton, actress, and Conleth Hill, actor
Rag’n’Bone Man, musician
Newspapers reviewed by Tim Montgomerie, Conservative commentator, Ayesha Hazarika, former Labour Party adviser, and Jim Waterson, Political Editor of Buzzfeed UK [Read more…]

The Andrew Marr Show (14th May 2017)

The Andrew Marr Show (14th May 2017)
English | Size: 450.00 MB
Category: CBTs


Former BBC political editor Andrew Marr talks to key politicians and cultural figures. Includes a review of the Sunday newspapers, weather forecast and news bulletin.
This week’s guests:
Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland
Sir Michael Fallon, Defence Secretary
Emily Thornberry, Shadow Foreign Secretary
Newspapers reviewed by Sarah Smith, BBC Scotland Editor, Andrew Rawnsley, Observer columnist, and Jane Moore, Sun columnist [Read more…]

Laurel Kendall, with Diana Lee – An Initiation Kut for a Korean Shaman (English & Korean)(1991)

Laurel Kendall, with Diana Lee – An Initiation “Kut” for a Korean Shaman (English & Korean)(1991)
English | Size: 503.92 MB
Category: Shamanism


In Korea, when things go wrong in the household, the housewife may consult a shaman to determine if the problem is caused by an angry god or ancestor. The occupation of shaman is female dominated and holds a dual reputation in contemporary Korean society. In one respect, shamans are considered lewd women who promote superstition; in another, they are seen as keeping alive the religious ideals of the past. The film follows one woman’s trials from when she felt destined to be a shaman through her two-day initiation ceremony. The emotional impact of the ceremony, which is apparent throughout, reaches a climax during the ritual of the ‘knife riding general’ in which the initiate stands barefoot on knife blades in order to receive the spirits and speak in their voices.
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