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    Voodoo It is often presumed that within a slave society everyone has the same deprived status as the "Other" for the colonial masters, but recent studies have begun to examine the power structures within the slave community itself. Herbert Klein, in African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (1986), has pointed out that knowledge was an important granter of status in the slave community. Knowledge of African ways or customs, or even in some cases elite status transferred directly from

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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 vodoun that means spirit or god. Voodoo had its origins over 350 years ago in West Africa. In fact Allada, 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

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    Voodoo

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    Voodoo Throughout history people have feared that which they do not understand. This is even more evident with the topic of witchcraft. With such events, as the Salem witch trials and the inquisition-like attacks on religions, not socially accepted by the majority, demonstrates what happens when intolerance and fear of beliefs not like any other take hold in a culture. Even in the 20th century, a religion exists in the southern United States that intimidates people through prayer, ceremonies

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    Information on Voodoo

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    Voodoo, also known as Voodou, is a religion that originated in Africa that later spread throughout the Western Hemisphere due to the slave trade. Its ability to provide those who practice it with a sense of connection to otherworldly power makes it one of the most influential religions in history. However, it does suffer from common misconceptions due to factors such as the media and those who embrace the demonic side of it. For those who practice it in the correct manner, it expresses a great sense

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    Voodoo Queen

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    The term “voodoo” is not only vague and confusing, but it has a reputation for being frightening. This is partly because voodoo is complex, with the practice and purposes ranging geographically and over time. “Louisiana voodoo” is the appointed name for voodoo practiced in the United States from the 18th century through the early 20th century. While it is no longer a dominant religion, practioners can still be found, but it has more of a mythical legacy that has blended into New Orleans culture

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    Voodoo Religion

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    Voodoo Introduction Spirituality that trickles from religion is a complex thing. Religion in its most basic form cherish believes that are embedded on the spiritual state of that particular religion. The only prerequisite for a religion is a believe. If you cannot believe, then you cannot be religious or rather spiritual. This spirituality takes three distinctive dimensions, which are irrespective of the kind of the religion one subscribes to. Firstly, people seeking the meaning of life will deeply

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    Taboo About Voodoo

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    All throughout history, the religion of Voodoo, or Vodou, has been hushed, covered up, and considered evil. This background essay will go through the history, the opinions and fears, and a few aspects of rituals. The exact history of the religion is unknown, which only adds to the ignorance and the confusion of Voodoo. Some say it came from the Italian exiles from the Italian Revolution (Hall, 1995) while others say that the origins are elusive (National Geographic). As many as four million individuals

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    New Orleans Voodoo New Orleans, Louisiana is soaked in the made picture of the spooky, strange enchantment that Voodoo speaks to all that is forbidden and taboo in our society. The pattern that Voodoo follows through its inception in New Orleans has an extraordinary pattern that leads from to a strange darken veritable practice, mutating into a multi million dollar tourist trade industry. Personality and utilization are emphatically hitched as to Voodoo in New Orleans, and even gives authenticity

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    Voodoo Health Practices

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    “Voodoo medicine” is a common healing practice in the country of Haiti, and is performed by a voodoo practitioner. Some people go to other folk healers. These include people such as a “docte fey” (leaf doctor), a fam saj” (lay midwife), a “docte zo” (bonesetter), or a “pikitrist” (injectionist). (Purnell and Paulanka, 2003) Many people resort to voodoo practitioners and leaf doctors for many reasons. Some reasons are more personal, and they want to receive healing by one of these healers because

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    Voodoo and It's Misinterpretation in America Voodoo is a religion rich in heiratage and founded in faith and community. The religion has been villianized by western culture and has been wrongly portrayed 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

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