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Vodún Lexicon and Commentary

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We are introducing you to the phenomenal new publication by HRM Axosu Agelogbagan Agbovi aptly called Vodún Lexicon and Commentary. This is the first African Vodun lexicon ever written. This is a lexicon containing 800 key Vodún terms, their meanings, and commentary on those terms by the Axosu - an experienced and well known teacher of authentic African Vodun concepts. Vodún Lexicon and Commentary is definitely unique and a first of its kind. This book is intending to compliment Fongbe Primer; the book most of these terms originally appear in without commentary. It is also intended to further our "cutural" overstanding of key Vodún terms so that we may apply them to our everyday lives. An example is as follows from the book:

Mɛsinsɛn - service

In Vodún, service is spiritual, as one can see in the root of the word, which is sinsɛn -  spirituality, to honor sacredly, sacred, divine adoration. For the Vodúnvi, to serve is divine. Service is compulsive for the good life of prosperity and growth. We learn that we must give what we want. Want love? Give it. Want praise? Give it. Want riches? Give money. Service is part of the action aspect of Vodún.

Book size - 5.5 x 8.5 

164 pages

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  1. Thought out nicely 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jan 2018

    The author has proven again his worth to our culture. I have his Fongbe Primer and though these terms appear there there is no commentary as the Primer wasn't that kind of book anyway. In this book, Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn goes above and beyond the call of duty and gives us something we can use to even explain to our friends and families that we have a real tradition on par with anyone else's. My fila (hat) is off to you your majesty!

  2. Comprehensive 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jan 2018

    This book is very comprehensive and enlightening. The deep processes of Vodun are thoroughly expounded on with extensive commentary. I think that if there are people who are on the fence about Vodun read this book they will become convinced. I will be ordering this as a gift for my sister who is in school for anthropology.

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