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  • Haitian Voodoo Rituals
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    Voodoo - Reality and Imagination Who hasn't heard about Voodoo? Al the time we see the pinned dolls in movies or TV spots. We ask ourselves what are their purposes... they were only created to scare... and nothing more. The book which caught the imagination of people outside the West Indies, and which was responsible for much of the misunderstanding and fear that is present today is "Haiti or the Black Republic", written by S. St. John. It is an inaccurate and sensational book, written in 1884 a...
  • Traditional African Beliefs
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    Traditional African Religion Traditional African Religion Before one starts to outline the traditional religion in Africa, one must first explain the way Africa is as a whole. Without the knowledge of the past combined with knowledge of culture, one would have a very vague, if any, understanding of traditional religion. Out of all of the continents, Africa is the most central. It is told that the first man was found in Africa, so with this, many feel that Africa is the birthplace of human cultur...
  • Blessing
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    SPIRIT LIFTER God has kept me here for a reason. I survived because he has a plan for me. All my bad relationships, the bad credit, the repossessions, the death of my loved ones, the back stabbing from my friends, the negative thoughts, or the lack of support, I made it because I am blessed! I release and let go of all past hurts, misunderstandings and grudges because I am blessed! I recognize them as the illusions they are, for God is all there is. All else is a lie! Now give yourself a hug, wi...
  • God Deals With Temptation
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    Temptation. Introduction: Temptation is a vast topic. The bible is filled with temptation from cover to cover, mostly about how God dealt with our problem of sin and giving us victory. God deals with temptation and we deal with it too. It is reality that everybody gets tempted from time to time by the devil. Jesus also was tempted but never sinned, temptations goal is to lure you away from God. There are a lot of ways the devil can tempt you, just make sure to stay focused and filled with the Sp...
  • Spirits And Other Lesser Supernatural Beings
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    Initially, animatism and animism may seem to be the same thing. In fact both beliefs are often found in the same culture. The difference, however, is that the "power" of animatism does not have a personality -- it is an impersonal "it" rather than a "he" or "she" with human-like characteristics. Spirits are individual supernatural beings with their own recognizable traits. One special category of spirit found in the belief system of most cultures consists of the souls or ghosts of ancestors (anc...

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