Santeria: The Religion is an informative and insightful examination of an African religion's survival in the New World. No one could write this book better than Migene Gonzalez-Wippler. Combining her informed study as an anthropologist and personal experience as a Santerian initiate results in a thrilling book that reveals some of Santeria's most spellbinding elements:
- The or'shas: the deities of Santeria. Who they are. What they represent. How they may be contacted.
- The santeros: the priests of Santeria. What they are like. What they do. Initiations into the priesthood.
- The diloggœn: shells used in divination. How they are used. Methods to consult the gods with the shells.
- Ewe: the magic of Santeria. Includes herbal potions prepared as medicinal cures.