Book Review - “Working the Spirit: Ceremonies of the African Diaspora” By J. Murphy J. Murphy, the author of ‘Working the Spirit: Ceremonies of the African Diaspora’, is an expert on the domains of spirituality and incarnation. He explores five major religious practices which have their common root in Africa in the contemporary time and explains each of them in individual platform with their respective terms like Cuba's Santeria, Brazil's Candomble, Haitian Vodou (voodoo), Jamaican Revival Zion, and the Black Church in the United States…
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Chapter 3 of the book bears the title ‘Candomble in Brazil’ and this chapter is a very essential part of the book as explicit ideation of the worshipping process, methodology and rituals have been carefully delegated in this book owing to his extreme expertise in this genre of worship. The most recent and controversial Anglophone pertaining to the reconstruction of the words with plurals have been used with ease, completely discerning the barricades of everything cliche and controversial with it. The generalised alien view regarding the concepts of Vodou or Condomble is very commonplace. Murphy explains that Condomble is a wide umbrella concept and narrowing it to the regional, lineal and sometimes to the personal differences culminate into the rejection of the umbrella concept entirely, thus misinterpreting the phenomena. The book by J.
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