Nathaniel Samuel Murrell is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the co-editor of Chanting Down Babylon: The Rastafari Reader (Temple).
Acknowledgments Introduction PART I: African Connections: Historical Roots Of Afro- Caribbean Religions 1. Yoruba, Fon- Ewe, Ashanti, and Kongo Cultural History 2. African Cultus and Functionaries PART II: Vodou: Haitian Religion 3. Vodou and the Haitians' Struggle 4. Serving the Lwa PART III: Santeria And Palo Monte: Cuban Religion Of The Orisha And Drums 5. Caribbean Santeria 6. Energy of the Ashe Community and Cultus 7. Palo Monte Mayombe PART IV: Creole Religions Of The Southern Caribbean 8. Dancing to Orixas' Axe in Candomble 9. Umbanda and Its Antecedents 10. Orisha Powers: Creole Religion in Trinidad and Tobago PART V: Jamaica's Creole Religions: Culture Of Resistance And Rhythms 11. Obeah: Magical Art of Re sis tancer 12. Myal and Kumina in Jamaica's Past 13. Poco, Zion, and Convince 14. The Rastafari Chant Conclusion Notes Glossary Selected Bibliography Index