The Spirits of Venezuela

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.



The Spirits of Venezuela – Book trailer




Books in English by Margaret Donnelly