Max Gesner Beauvoir, Supreme chief of Voodoo in Haiti, is dead

We just learned that the National Ati also known as the Supreme Chief of of the Voodoo religion in Haiti has passed away. Max Gesner Beauvoir died in Port-au-Prince this weekend. He was 79 years old.


Mr. Max Beauvoir was a biochemist and a houngan who had also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. He Was the first to be elevated to the rank of "National Ati", the highest level in Haitian Voodoo, in 2008. He founded The Peristyle of Mariani in 1974.

Mr. Max Beauvoir's role as Supreme chief of Voodoo was to provide spiritual guide to voodoo practitioners and to defend the religion against ongoing attacks from the other religions such as Catholic, Protestant, Evangelist and other alike.

During his seven years as National Ati, Mr. Beauvoir worked hard to counter negative stereotypes and to educate both Haitians and foreigners about their practices.

As you may remember Former President Bill Clinton wrote in regard to his first trip to Haiti "the most interesting day of the trip" came when Hillary, his friend Edwards and he got a chance to see voodoo in practice in in Haiti


What type of funeral should we have for the Supreme chief of Voodoo in Haiti, Max Gesner Beauvoir?

Do you think he deserves a national ceremony?

Should he receive the same treatment a leader of the Catholic Church would have received?

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All Comments (3)

Bwa San Fey says...

I am far to be an adept of Voodoo, but I respect it. His chief deserves all honor due to his

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Shime Leroy says...

li merite on funerail national main comm e Aristide te bail bocor droitpou ou yo fais mariage ak enterrement tout bocor nan haiti ap reuni pou yo voye li aller grandiosement bocor manbo badican enfin tout famille tour etape nan culture la yo te capable reuni nan s5tade et enterrer la caille li nan mariani ce haiti en Haiti yo enterrer on ban Monseigneur andedan cathedral Haiti Vive la

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Kells says...

of cos he should receive the highest national ceremony for his passing away, remember it was voudou are African belief system that help us to get are independent from the

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