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Worldview, the Orichas, and SanteríaAfrica to Cuba and Beyond$
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Mercedes Cros Sandoval

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813030203

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813030203.001.0001

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Santería's New Ways and Current Trends

Santería's New Ways and Current Trends

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Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses some of the factors contributing to the observable trends in Santería. These factors are individualism, technicalism and professionalism, the opportunities for leadership in the priesthood, openness, and even the tensions between the babalaos and the oriatés. The rest of the chapter is focused on the trends of Afro-centrism and the issue of syncretism.

Keywords:   factors, observable trends, Santería, individualism, technicalism, professionalism, priesthood, tensions, Afro-centrism, syncretism

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