Umbanda

Umbanda – Religious movement originating in Brazil in the early 20th century creatively bringing together themes from Christianity, African (especially Angolan and Yoruba-derived), and indigenous Amazonian religions along with Kardecist Spiritism. Other-thanhuman persons of various geographical and cultural origins are honored in particular “houses” by initiated “fathers” or “mothers,” in rituals that may involve possession and divination as well as healing.

SOURCE:

Historical Dictionary of Shamanism by Graham Harvey and Robert J. Wallis 2007

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