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THE SERPENT & THE RAINBOW : A Harvard Scientist's Astonishing Journey Into the Secret Society of Haitian Voodoo, Zombis and Magic

Davis, Wade

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ISBN 10: 0671502476 / ISBN 13: 9780671502478
Editorial: Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 1986
Condición: Collectible - Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Bi-color boards/Fine. DJ/Fine w/faint creasing to front inner flap.Gift inscription to fEP. A chronicle of Canadian anthropologist Edmund Wade Davis' (1953 -) 1982 invetigation of two reported cases of zombis in Haiti. An anecdotal and personal account, it is record of the search for poisons and antidotes likely employed by witch doctors to induce a state of extremely low metabolic rate near clinical death. N° de ref. de la librería 011269

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Título: THE SERPENT & THE RAINBOW : A Harvard ...

Editorial: Simon & Schuster, New York, NY

Año de publicación: 1986

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Collectible - Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: First Edition, First Pinting

Tipo de libro: First Edition, First Printing

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A Harvard ethnobotanist chronicles his undercover investigations of Haitian voodooism and the phenomenon of Zombies, a quest that yielded the actual chemical formula for producing the Zombi state

From Publishers Weekly:

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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