Martinique 01012000

in Travels with Tooy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226680583
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226680576 | DOI:
Martinique 01012000

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This chapter relates the author's experience in having Tooy, a Samaraka priest from Cayenne, French Guiana, help his friend Roland with his problems using voodoo or supernatural methods. It explains the specific problems Roland had regarding his business and describes the procedure Tooy undertook in helping Roland. This involved a photocopy of something that Tooy brought with him and smoking Roland's lumberyard. Tooy suggested that what was causing Roland's problem could be related to a woman.

Keywords: Tooy; Samaraka priest; Cayenne; French Guiana; voodoo; supernatural

Chapter.  2082 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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