Primitive Religion and Healing: A Study of Folk Medicine in N. E. Brazil by Paul Williams


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Cambridge: D. S. Brewer/Rowman and Littlefield, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. 179pp. Top edges darkened, a near-fine copy. 

'A first-hand account of the religion of Candomble and its adepts, the Currandeiros. The book provides details of herbs, rituals, spells, prayers and amulets. Includes a full appendices with supporting information on the botanical identity of the herbs and descriptions of the various Curranderiros, from whom this information was collected.'