The drumming and chanting
goes on hour after hour. A goat and a small pig have their throats cut, and the
blood is sprinkled over the worshippers. The animals are then thrown into a
pool of brown bubbling mud. Many believers jump into the pond as well.
This is the climax of the
voodoo ceremony at the Plaine Du Nord, 300 kilometres north of the Haitian
Thousands of voodoo believers come each year as they all say that the saint
will help them. This particular ceremony is in honour of Ogou, the spirit of
fertility and the earth.
The most important part of
voodoo is the actual religious ceremony. After starting out slowly, the
voodooist work themselves up to a spiritual and religious frenzy, using such
things as dance, music and liquor to help inspire them, but the real question
is that Voodoo a religious thing or a satanic thing?? As voodoo is often
charged with being fatalistic, superstitious and involving devil worship.
Voodoo, which is a mixture
of Catholicism and ancient African religion. The voodoo faith holds that there
is one God, the creator of the universe. Subordinate to this God are the Loas,
lesser deities or saints who act as messengers between a voodoo practitioner
and God. Voodoos fatalism focuses on how the Loa control the world, wealth,
sickness, childbirth, rewards, punishment and many more.
Voodoo believers accept the
existence of one God. Below this almighty God spirits (LOA) rule over the
worlds affairs in matters of family, love, happiness, justice, wealth, and
revenge. The practice of Voodoo involves the blessing of a Voodoo doll to
contact the spirits directly, requesting fulfilment in love, finance career
matters and many more. It is still believed that the main reason why people
turn to practising voodoo or witchcraft today is because more and more people
are dissatisfied with traditional religious structures and are seeking deeper,
and more meaningful relationships with divinity through alternate methods.
Voodoo, which means ‘Spirit
of God’. It’s a system of beliefs originating in Africa.
It has over 50 million followers worldwide. Voodoo flourishes in Brazil, Trinidad,
Jamaica and Cuba. It is
known to be one of the world’s oldest known religions, which have been around
in Africa since the beginning of human
civilisation. Some people estimate these civilisations and religions to be over
10,000 years old.
Voodoo is a powerful
mystical practice that can bring great gifts and rewards to anyone who believes
in it, and who is willing to place his destiny in the hands of the spirits, who
are waiting eagerly for your call.
The most popular part of
Voodoo is the doll, which is used to represent the spirit of a particular
person. You can talk to the doll requesting a change in attitude, influencing
the person to act in accordance with your wishes. You can request the doll to
call upon powerful forces and then you can perform a simple ritual to fulfil a
dream and your desires.
People’s perception of
Voodoo rites and rituals are that it’s all evil or malicious, but not many
people know that there are healing spells, nature spells, love spells and
joyous celebration spells. Spirits can also bring harmony and peace, birth and
re-birth, luck, happiness and health. For people who believe it Voodoo is
powerful, it is also empowering to the person who practices it.
For anyone who is looking
for a solution to a difficult problem, for someone who is trying to sort out a
conflict, return a lover or become rich LOA is waiting for your call.
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