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Praising His Name In The Dance by Kenneth Anthony Lum

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Chapter 10

The Spiritual Baptist Faithand Orisha Work: Historiesof Their Populations

In Part One I presented ethnographies of the Spiritual Baptist Faith and Orisha Work in Trinidad. I obtained the data for these descriptions in Trinidad between September 1986 and February 1988. In Chapter 9 I also included a brief description of a related system of belief known as the Kabalistic Side, also known as the Mystic School of Solomon. These accounts were presented (i) as they were related to me, mainly by the devotees themselves, and (ii) as I observed them while attending their ceremonies. No effort was made on my part to comment on these accounts other than using the understanding of the religions I gained during my fieldwork. In this part I will ...

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