Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti
By Maya Deren | Contributed to by Campbell
This is the classic, intimate study, movingly written with the special insight of direct encounter, which was first published in 1953 by the fledgling Thames & Hudson firm in the Man and Myth series edited by Joseph Campbell. Maya Deren’s Divine Horsemen is recognized throughout the world as a primary source book on the culture and spirituality of Haitian Voudoun. The work includes all the original photographs and illustrations, glossary, appendices and index. It includes the original Campbell foreword along with the foreword Campbell added to a later edition.
“Divine Horsemen is the result of vast fieldwork and personal research in Haiti, and its findings are well and systematically drawn up at considerable length.” London Times Literary Supplement
“There are lessons to be learned about Voodoo the way Maya Deren makes you know about it.” Village Voice
“Generally considered the best book ever done on Voudoun mythology.” New York Post
“More than thirty years have elapsed since Deren completed her filming, her audio recording, and her monumental ethnography of Haitian Voudoun. But her work … continues to move and inform.” Journal for the Society of Ethnomusicology