The Formation of Candomblé: Vodun History and Ritual in Brazil (Latin America in Translation/en Traducción/em Tradução) by Luis Nicolau Parés http://www.amazon.com/dp/1469610922/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Jzsrvb080N5DK
Page 135 Eleusinian and Dionysian mysteries: "The deities were believed to be present in the devotees portraying them. These elaborately staged productions used music anddrama to induce the intense release of emotion called catharsis in players and audiences alike. Classical Greek drama developed out of this religious tradition, in particular from the rites of Dionysos."
Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring with Herbs. "Hoodoo is an eclectic blend of African traditions, Native American herbalism, Judeo-Christian ritual, and magical healing. Tracing Hoodoo's magical roots back to West Africa, Stephanie Rose Bird provides a fascinating history of this nature-based healing tradition and gives practical advice for applying Hoodoo magic to everyday life. Learn how sticks, stones, roots, and bones - the basic ingredients in a Hoodoo mojo bag…
Proverbs in African Orature: The Aniocha-Igbo Experience (Paperback)