Õ Read · The Accidental Santera: A Novel by Irete Lazo Õ An interesting book if not a great one It s clearly inspired by the author s own life,if not perhaps exactly autobiographical But in many respects, at least to me, it felt superficial I don t come away from it really understanding its belief system or with any real feeling for it as a faith, or what it feels like to actually experience its practice We do get to see some rituals and learn a bit about them and that s not without interest, but it doesn t feel like enough Early on, the protagonist gets a series of predictions which of course all too predictably come true There is some evidence of struggle between her scientific rational beliefs and her growing attraction to Santeria, but not a great deal that really explains that attraction in any satisfactory way, assuming her rational belief system was well grounded to begin with Sant I have learned a little bit of different religions around the world and this is one I have never heard of, so I found it interesting It was well written and told a good story, presumably of the author.
The story concerns itself with Santeria and is well worth reading if you have an interest in religion and culture, and pursuing an understanding of things outside of your own culture and beliefs The author loses a lot of credit with me for using a pseudonym as it diminishes her conviction as described in her own story.
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The book tells the story of Gabrielle Segovia, a marine biologist and college professor who is struggling with her own infertility She doesn t give much thought to religion until she gets a reading on a whim in a voodoo shop while at a conference in New Orleans, and she is so shaken by what she hears that she makes contact with family members she hasn t seen since childhood who she knows to be involved with Santeria She begins the process of The book was well written and it kept my attention I was a bit disappointed that there wasn t a comparison between the religion and science.
originally, I didn t have very high hopes for the book The Spanish dialog being used between the character just seemed too forced It may have been intended to add extra credibility to the latina main character, but it ended up making me feel something in between alienation and annoyance, since I only know a very small amount of Spanish, myself.
As the book progressed, though, there was a bit less Spanish and I could focus on the plot.
There were a few parts that I couldn t quite relate to getting a reading by a santero without knowing anything about Santeria, receiving Orisha so soon after being exposed to the religion, etc A lot of it dealt with Ifa, which I only know the smallest little bit about That was actually good, though, I think If it was about Lucumi or one of the traditions I knowabout, I might get dis
Gabriela is a Latina, Has a PhD in marine biology was raised Catholic but hasn t been to Church for years She also really wants a child but has been avoiding her husband suggestions that try fertility She hates doctors, go figure On a conference trip to New Orleans, her best friend drags her into the Marie Leveau voodoo shop and she gets a reading on a whim This is the first step that leads he to reconnecting with relatives in Miami who follow Santeria and then to becoming an iniate herself It s not an easy path she struggles to reconcile science and religion, her husband is not, at first, supportive of her new explorations, the animal sacrifices upset her, and she fears scorn and worse from her colleagues at the university I liked this book because it presents Santeria as a spiritual path like any other, albeit one practiced with discretion, rather than as fodder for a R Didn t want to finish it Enjoyed it Felt like I went on a journey with her I miss the orishas I had done some work with them in the mid 90s, in the Lucumi tradition, not Santeria, but similar Had a reading where I was told I had to choose either Lucumi or European paganism witchcraft I went with witchcraft, for various reasons But I still feel a connection with the orishas, and it was nice to read a story about initiation into the tradition.