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It was by reading Claude Lecoutex ( Demons and Spirits of the Land) that I was sure of something somewhat obvious, but one that eluded me frequently: Bawon Samedi is a classic example of the protective spirit of a place. At this point many may be wrinkling their noses, but let me try to explain my idea better and defend why it doesn't diminish or change the complexity of this Lwa .
Claude Lecoutex is a famous medievalist and his studies are very comfortable intertwining with the occult, as well as those of Daniel Ogden , for example. By this, I do not mean that they are writing for occultists and religious, but that they should read those.