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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...
  • Voodoo Religion
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    Voodoo and its Origins Voodoo is a religion rich in heritage and founded in faith and community. The religion has been villain ized by western culture and has been wrongly portrayed as malignant and dangerous. The religion is not founded in any of the (known) "black magics" or fear popularized by Hollywood films, but rather it is based on balance and tradition. The religion is not something that should be encountered with inhibition or fear induced from childhood horror stories, but embraced for...
  • Establishing Voodoo Religion
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    Voodoo is a religion rich in and founded in faith and community. The religion has been by western culture and has been wrongly as malignant and dangerous. The religion is not founded in any of the 'black magics' or fear popularized by Hollywood films, but rather it is based on balance and tradition. The religion is not something which should be encountered with inhibition or fear induced from childhood horror stories, but embraced for it's strength and history. Voodoo (also known as Vod un, Voud...
  • Traded Slaves Of Haiti
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    Voodoo Fon is spoken by over half the people of Benin and it is the mother tongue of voodoo. In Fon the root word for voodoo is that means spirit or god. Voodoo had its origins over 350 years ago in West Africa. In fact All ada, a small town in Benin, is often called the 'cradle of voodoo'. In 1996, January 10th became National Voodoo Day in honor of its followers that make up 65% of Benin population. The religion Vodoun was a by-product of the slave trade. This Yoruban religion was carried to H...
  • Voodoo Religion
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    Could Voodoo be nothing but evil, black magic, and the work of the devil? Is voodoo really an evil religion that sacrifices humans as well as animals to the demonic Gods? When I first did my paper on Voodoo, the first thing that came to my mind was how Hollywood portrayed Voodoo. When people see something on television or at the movies, they believe it to be reality. Undoubtedly, misconceptions will occur, and unless people are shown evidence against the delusions, it will be taken as fact. I th...
  • Misconceptions About The Voodoo Religion
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    The Voodoo religion is one of the most, if not the most misconceived religion of our time. Often when Voodoo is mentioned, it is related to evil, black magic, devious sorcery, cannibalism, and harm. Although the Voodoo religion appears to the outsider as an illusion or falsehood, it has been an instrumental political force because it has helped the Haitians resist domination and form an identity of their own. Since the end of the 17th century, Haitian Voodoo has overcome every challenge it has b...
  • Large Difference In The Two Religions
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    Philip a Kerckerinck 11.7. 01 Prof. NasrallahCSP 12 Prophetizing- Peaches and CreamPhilipa Kerckerinck 11.7. 01 Prof. Nasr allah CSP 12 Prophetizing- Peaches and Cream All religions are very specific with the details which set that religion apart from others. However, when all the little details are melted away, there are only a mere handful that are different in essence. When looked at closely, even the religions which are perceived completely dissimilar at first glance are surprisingly similar...
  • Religion Of Voodoo
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    Juan Diez Voodoo: The Haitian Religion To a person who may be unaware of the teachings and history of Voodoo, it may seem apparent that it is a negative religion. To make such accusations without learning about the religion is not right. Voodoo is a religion. It is the dominant religion of Haiti. Many of the practices and descriptions of Voodoo belief may sound like rank superstition, but it is only to those who know little or nothing about the religion. In Haiti, Voodoo is taken very seriously,...
  • Practices Of Voodoo And Spiritualism
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    Religion is primary agent of social control in our society. Due to its communally held beliefs and principles, we have a foundation on which we can rest the laws, values, and the main doctrine, of almost any society. Here in America, we have tremendous freedom in both establishing and in choosing the religion of our choice. This freedom has given birth to many non-traditional religions and practices. When discussing the topic of social control and order within a society, these non-traditional re...
  • Good Catholic And A Believer In Voodoo
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    Voodooism When you mention the word voodoo to someone, the idea immediately conjures up those images we all see on the movies... spooky little black men wearing lots of grass, and poking pins into ugly dolls. But there is quite a bit more to this group of religious practices than this simple Hollywood notion. Voodoo as a practice is obsessed with the occult, primarily the ideas of possession and spiritualism; and functions quite often within the parameters of a mainstream religion such as Cathol...

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