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Serpent and the Rainbow

Davis, Wade

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ISBN 10: 0671502476 / ISBN 13: 9780671502478
Verlag: Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1986
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This is a hard cover book with purple cloth covered boards. Gilded titling on spine. Dust jacket is unclipped. "A harvard scientist's astonishing journey into the secret society of Haitian Voodoo, Zombis and magic." Professional book dealer since 1975. All orders are processed promptly and packaged with the utmost care. Satisfaction guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 031989

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Titel: Serpent and the Rainbow

Verlag: Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1986

Einband: Cloth

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The Serpent and the Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist's Astonishing Journey into the Secret Society of Haitian Voodoo, Zombis and Magic

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Haitians believe that the world is full of spirits, and accept spirit possession as part of life and of their African-derived vodoun religion, notes Harvard ethnobotanist Davis. This booka combination of travelogue, scientific report and mysteryis an arresting account of his search for poisons and antidotes presumably used to create zombis, the victims usually selected by a secret society tribunal. Analysis revealed that the poisons contain a substance that lowers the metabolic rate almost to the point of clinical death, from which, with the help of sorcerers, bodies may be raised from the grave. Vodoun priests, witnesses and alleged zombisone of whom Davis metmaintained that the victims of such unnatural deaths are often turned into robot-like slaves. How Davis gained access to the all-powerful network of secret societies similar to those of West Africa, witnessed and even participated in their meetings provides the final key to the zombi mystery. First serial to Omni. January 6
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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