My painful lack of knowledge about Santeria prompted me to pick up a copy of Migene Gonzalez-Wippler's Santeria: The Religion. I've been diligently reading it, and it didn't sound bad at any point.
But, the chapter on Palo Mayombe in it prompts me to ask: just how reliable is this book? If it's fairly reliable, cool. No worries. But, uh, you know. After reading that chapter, I'd just like to make sure the author isn't making shit up.