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by W. B. Seabrook,Alexander King

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  • ISBN 0766159086
  • ISBN13 978-0766159082
  • Language English
  • Author W. B. Seabrook,Alexander King
  • Publisher Kessinger Pub Co (May 1, 2003)
  • Pages 404
  • Formats doc txt lrf mbr
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1719 kb
  • Size Fb2 1465 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 858

1929. The author's West Indian mail boat lay at anchor in a tropical green gulf. At the water's edge, lit by sunset, sprawled the town of Cap Haitien. Among the modern structures were the wrecked mansions of the 16th century French colonials who imported slaves from Africa and made Haiti the richest colony in the western hemisphere. In the ruins was the palace built for Pauline Bonaparte when Napoleon sent his brother-in-law with an imperial army to do battle with slaves who had won their freedom. All this was panoramic as they lay at anchor, but as night fell, it faded to vagueness and disappeared. Only the jungle mountains remained, dark, mysterious; and from their slopes came presently far across the water the steady boom of Voodoo drums.

Books by. W. b. seabrook. Adventures in arabia the magic island. And photographs by the author. The literary guild of america.

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Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). Journalist and explorer William Seabrook (1884–1945) possessed a fascination with the occult that led him across the globe to study magic rituals, train as a witch doctor, and sample human flesh.

William Buehler Seabrook (February 22, 1884 – September 20, 1945) was an American occultist, explorer, traveler, cannibal, and journalist, born in Westminster, Maryland. Seabrook graduated from Mercersburg Academy

Journalist and adventurer William Seabrook introduced the concept of the walking dead ― zombies ― to the West with his illustrated travelogue. He relates his experiences with the voodoo priestess who initiated him into the religion's rituals, from soul transference to resurrection.

Alexander King (illusts. Published by Harcourt, Brace & C. . 929,, 1929

Alexander King (illusts. 929,, 1929. Condition: Good, Hardcover. Roughly 20,000 books browsable, history (of all sorts), sociology, socialism, economics, women's studies, African-American, military, philosophy, psychology, Christianity & Judaica, art, architecture, music, natural history, science, &c. Store now located at 528 West Main S. Downtown Sylva, NC (an hour west of Asheville.

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The Magic Island book. It's difficult for me to say whether I liked the book or not because of Seabrook's attitude toward black Haitians. I felt uncomfortable while reading the book, but it really made me think about how racism is inherent in a lot of western art and culture. I had kind of the same feeling while reading this book as Elly described after watching Mad Men for the first time- it was fascinating in part because everyone is so wrong in their thoughts and actions by today's standards.

Journalist and adventurer William Seabrook introduced the concept of the walking dead ― zombies ― to the West with his illustrated travelogue.

American Journal of Sociology. Volume 35, Number 2 Se. 1929. A. Monroe Aurand, Jr., John Blymyer.

The Magic Island - William Seabrook. Seabrook, with illustrations by Alexander King and photographs by the author, the book claims to be a journalistic study of the island nation of Haiti

The Magic Island - William Seabrook. See page 20. Seabrook, with illustrations by Alexander King and photographs by the author, the book claims to be a journalistic study of the island nation of Haiti. Seabrook’s journalism has come into question over the years, and indeed in this book he seems drawn to sensationalism and to subjects which satisfy his own personal interest in the occult.

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Anayalore
Fabulous book ! I'd read a copy from the library of the original edition from the 1920's - fascinating accompanying
photos and drawings too - Here's hoping that more of Seabrook's wonderful books will now also be re-released.
My only complaint is with the "Cartoon" cover - surely they could have come up with something better than this ?
GAMER
If you know Seabrook, and if you're halfway interested in magic, you should, you know how really well he writes. Most people are going to be interested primarily in the first section, which deals with "voodoo." He was much more open than most people of his era, and took as fair an approach to "voodoo" as was possible for a white man. If it doesn't look much like modern descriptions, that's because the religion is evolving.
Of real interest was his observation of the administration of Haiti. I was fascinated.
If they ever, ever reissue his "Witchcraft," snatch it up. I have an old copy, and it's wonderful.
Mmsa
five stars
generation of new
GreAt book and service ! 5 stars .
Drelahuginn
This book is good and bad. The chapters on zombies and Voodoo rituals are really fascinating. In most cases, Mr. Seabrook was the first white person to see many of those things firsthand and his accounts are very detailed. Later in the book, however, the narrative takes a bad turn. The chapters on Haitian culture and race are very narrow-minded and outright racist. I realize this was a different time when people were ignorant, but it is hard to read such blatant racial prejudice. If you're a fan of zombies or the rituals of other religions, the early chapters are worth reading, though.
Vispel
Item arrived early and as described fantastic job!
OCARO
Not really my cup of tea. Easy reading, and sort of interesting the way he saw the natives. This is not really the type of book I usually read. It was recommended by a PBS station, so I thought it sounded interesting.
I must admit that I am drawn to musty, old books like a moth to a flame. I hapharzardly ran across a 1929 hardcover edition of Seabrook's "Magic Island" and was immediately struck by the dark and brooding illustrations as well as the marvelous old black & white photos within its yellowed leaves. A brief thumbing through the chapter listings announced its topic to me: voodoo and black magic in Haiti.
Seabrook was a well-travelled journalist and author of numerous newspaper articles, short stories, and books. "Magic Island" finds him living in turn of the century Haiti and takes you deep into his search for information about voodoo and black magic as practiced among the locals. You are not only stepping back into early 1900's society and ways, but into the unspoken underbelly of Haiti that few "white" men were ever allowed to see.
This book is simply fascinating from front to back, but best to take into consideration the time period this was written and do not expect a rip-roaring-Indiana-Jones-style adventure that Hollywood has seemed to fill the current public's minds with. The book is indeed slow, as much of Seabrook's writing is of his conversations and meetings that ultimately lead him to the secret society and its practices. Have patience, though, and you will arrive to the "juicy" center and the voodoo rites Seabrook was allowed to witness and sometimes even participate in as an initiate.
I would suggest getting an early edition of this wonderful book as I did. By literally holding in your hands something that is as old as the story itself, it seems to somehow bring you a sense of proper time displacement and aids with the immersion into Seabrook's journey.
I look forward to reading other books by Seabrook as his life was as fascinating as it was sordid: author, world traveller, acquaintence of Aleister Crowley, chronic alcoholic, cannibalist, sexual sadist & masochist, and finally an institutionalized patient of the Rockland State Hospital up until his untimely suicide by an overdose of sleeping pills.
Perhaps his quests into the "other" side of human nature were merely a preamble to the bigger question of his ownself and his many demons that followed him. Regardless, you'll have fun going along for the ride.