Fascinating Tales and Lore
Publishing (Barnes Noble Publishing), 2010,
hardcover and ebook.
Voodoo.... The very word
conjures shadowy and sinister images of black
magic and primitive rites and rituals: crudely
fashioned dolls stuck with pins, mojos, animal
sacrifices, wild dancing to savage drumbeats,
venomous snakes, and bones charged with lethal
supernatural powers that can make a person drop
dead for no apparent reason. Then there are
zombies--the soulless living dead, whose
reanimated corpses are sprung from graves at
midnight to mindlessly serve the summoning
Some of this is fact, some
is fiction, and most is exaggeration. In the
extended introduction John Richard Stephens
delves into the real world of authentic voodoo,
exposing the myths and exploring its mysteries,
from its birthplace in the jungles of Africa to
its practice in the islands of the Caribbean and
the dark swamps of Louisiana.
The book then enters the entertaining realm of fiction, presenting harrowing horror classics by H. G. Wells, H. Rider Haggard, and Robert Louis Stevenson, as well as little-known tales of voodoo by forgotten fantasy masters. Here you find curses, bewitchings, wild festivals in Louisiana bayou, a series of axe murders, and zombies.
entertain you with its authentic accounts of
voodoo ceremonies and beliefs, as well as its
chilling tales of terror that just might
make you look warily over your shoulder and
wonder, what if?