The Spirits of Venezuela

by Margaret Donnelly



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/22/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781412019897

About the Book

The Spirits of Venezuela signals the end of an age of taboos imposed in Venezuela by the Spanish Conquest and it opens the door to a new view of how Venezuelans interact with the practical wisdom of their ancestors. The author's account invites the reader to understand this hidden tradition from a broader and deeper perspective by sharing the real life experiences of hundreds of Venezuelans. Her story flows through her personal discovery of this world in which present-day Venezuelans serve as authors of a tradition that continues to honor the magic of the landscape, the power of its spirits, and the tenacity of its popular healers.

About the Author

After a childhood in Venezuela, the author moved to the United States and created a successful career as a lawyer in the field of international and immigration law. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas at Austin, and her undergraduate degree from the prestigious Institute of Latin American Studies at U.T./Austin. Today, she divides her time between her law practice, writing, and civic/community projects. Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to several charities.