Patheos.com posted part 1 of an interview with David Beth, author of Vodoun Gnosis.
Theion Publishing’s website says this about the gent:
“David Beth, born to German parents in Africa, has been the main force in the revival of Esoteric Voudon. He is the founder of La Société Voudon Gnostique, a selective group of international initiates and artists dedicated to manifesting the more powerful, inner revelations and transmissions of the Gods of Voudon, as well as to push evolution and research of Gnosis and sorcery freely beyond all frontiers of orthodoxy. Having received empowerments and initiation into various systems of spirituality, David is also a leading member of the Fraternitas Borealis and Ecclesia Gnostica Aeterna. University educated in Germany and the USA, he has travelled and lived all over the world from Nigeria to Hamburg, from Los Angeles to London, fully devoted to his esoteric quest. As a spiritual teacher and author, David lives and works between Europe and Brasil.”
The Patheos interview begins:
How did you become involved with the Voudon/Voudou religion?
I developed an interest in African spirituality in general and Vodou in particular at a very early age. I was born in Angola, Africa to German parents who were greatly drawn to African life and metaphysics and who investigated the spiritual world and cults of African tribes. I grew up surrounded by cultic artifacts and tools, masks and art as well as a huge library devoted not only to African spirituality and philosophy but also to European metaphysics, religion and philosophy. The fascination my parents had for the African cosmos rubbed off on me very early as I found it to be a natural component not only to the active imagination of childhood but also to the magical and vitalist relation I developed with the African natural world within which I lived. These initial feelings and dispositions developed in more sophisticated ways especially during my years of residency in Nigeria, Kenya and the many intensive travels through Sub-Saharan Africa. Especially Nigeria had a huge influence on me in regards to my spiritual awakening…
Read the entire interview here: