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Voudon Gnosticism

An Introduction to the Rites and Practices

Published by Destiny Books
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About The Book

A comprehensive introduction to the Voudon Gnostic system of magic

• Analyzes the syncretic magical system of Voudon Gnosticism and the traditions from which it is sourced

• Explains the practices of Voudon Gnosticism in detail, including how to speak with the Lwas (spirits) and establish relationships with them

• Explores the history of Voudon Gnosticism and significant teachers like Martinez de Pasqually, Lucien François Jean-Maine, and Michael Bertiaux

The Voudon Gnostic system—a unique melding of Haitian Vodou with Gnosticism, Martinism, and other traditions—is one of the most creative and rich ways to explore magic. Providing a comprehensive introduction to this complex magical tradition, Frater Vameri explores its history and practices, initiating novices and more advanced readers into his own Voudonist world and the tradition’s conceptions of life and death.

Vameri begins by exploring the founding and evolution of the system from its origins in Haiti to its séances in Chicago, including significant teachers such as Martinez de Pasqually, Lucien François Jean-Maine, Papus, and Michael Bertiaux. He looks at Voudon Gnosticism’s early connections with Caribbean Martinist colonies, the Black Templars, Paschal Beverly Randolph, the Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua, and the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor.

The author explains how the lwas of Voudon Gnosticism are the same spirits found in traditional Haitian Vodou, yet approached differently. He explores how to learn to speak with the lwas, establish relationships with them, and profit from their revelations. He examines the Hoodoo system of the Voudon Gnosticism tradition and details how to build a Hoodoo altar as well as an atua, or spirit house, for adepts who have decided to establish enduring relationships with the spirits.

Presenting a practical guide to this unique system, Vameri not only enables you to understand the history and intricate mechanisms of Voudon Gnosticism, but also reveals how to build your own magical universe with the help of Les Vudu.

About The Author

Frater Vameri (Eduardo Regis) is an initiate of the OTOA-LCN and the Golden Dawn, a houngan of Haitian Vodou, and a practitioner of Umbanda and Quimbanda, among other traditions. He is the author of the novel A Sorte do Coveiro and has written two books in Portuguese about Haitian Vodou. He lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Destiny Books (July 9, 2024)
  • Length: 152 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781644119273

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Raves and Reviews

“With chapters on Leghba, the Lord of Sexual Magic, the Voudonist Kabbalah, the Work of OTOA and LCN, and working with Les Vudu, the author presents a comprehensive introduction to practices within the tradition. He appreciates the central dictum that the magician is an artist and should continually explore their own inner kingdoms, led by what they find there. Many who enter this tradition, even those without professed artistic ability, suddenly find themselves driven to produce works. In this way, the Hoodoo manifests in current time and space, drawing sustenance from these objects as if they were offerings. Frater Vameri has made an offering of his own, one that others may take a piece of and, nurturing it, find their own journey into the realm of Voudon Gnosticism. It will help them gain a clearer understanding of Michael Bertiaux’s work and perhaps reveal their own secret identity as a lucky Hoodoo.”

– Sean Woodward, grand master of Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua and author of Keys to the Voudon Kingdom

“Finally, we have a book that explains the framework of Bertiaux’s magical world with clarity and simplicity, providing invaluable context and meaning to his magical world.”

– Katy de Mattos Frisvold, coauthor of The Canticles of Lilith

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