Appendix I

Previous Research on SpiritPossession in the SpiritualBaptist Faith and OrishaWork in Trinidad

As I indicated in the introduction, my discussion of spirit possession in the Spiritual Baptist Faith and Orisha Work is in relation to their respective theologies rather than in relation to social, psychological and psychiatric factors which previous research on the religions had stressed. In this appendix I present previous research on spirit possession in the Spiritual Baptist Faith and Orisha Work in Trinidad.

In his anthropological studies of the various black religions in the New World, Melville Herskovits argued that many aspects of these religions were derived from traditional West African religions (see variously, Herskovits, 1958; ...

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