A Goddess in Motion: Visual Creativity in the Cult of María by Roger Canals

By Roger Canals

The present perform of the cult of María Lionza is among the most crucial and but unexplored spiritual practices in Venezuela. in keeping with long term fieldwork, this ebook explores the function of pictures and visible tradition in the cult. via adopting a relational process, A Goddess in Motion indicates how the innumerable photos of this goddess-represented as an Indian, white or mestizo woman-move continuously from gadgets to our bodies, from our bodies to desires, and from the faith area to the paintings international. in brief, this ebook is an engaging research that sheds mild at the function of visible creativity in modern spiritual manifestations.

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