Voodoo and Santeria

Voodoo or more correctly Voudon is a Spiritual path derived from African polytheism and ancestor worship, blended with Christianity. Santeria A spiritual path that is outwardly similar to Voudon with its origins in Cuba, and leaning heavily on the inclusion of Christian Saints.
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Voodoo is an amalgam religion, formed by a mixing of Catholic, African tribal, Hatian/Carribean/West Indies tribal, and Native American practices, beliefs and stories. It didn't have any formal start date, but existed at least as early as the early 1700's.
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Voodoo was never founded. It is an amalgamation of practices mixed and matched between very different religions including traditional African/West Indies tribal beliefs, Catholicism and others. It is not a single set of beliefs and practices with a founder like you find with Christianity or any form…
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I think definitely. Not in a sense that as soon as you pinch the doll, it pinches the person, but it does have a negative impact on their lives, if it is a proper woodoo doll. ---- Voodoo dolls are rarely used for negative purposes. Voodoo dolls will work if you have faith in them and put the prop…
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It's not really possible to give an accurate answer to that question. Voodoo is practiced by more than 5 millions in Haiti alone... and there huge followers in Cuba, USA( Louisiana), Canada( because of the majority of Haitian immigrants), Dominican Republic, Brazil, almost all the country in Africa.…
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it is mickey mouse
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This is a great question. Voodoo isn't as much something you do as it is a religion... a belief system. In contemporary culture, voodoo is mixed with with myth and movies in a way that is very different from its original religious roots. If your question is about the religious aspects of Voodoo or V…
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From Walmart? No really, some people do believe that it is possible to do black magic. If you are interested in these kind of things then you might like to start by reading The Satanic Bible by Anton Sander LaVey- founder of the Church of Satan! Personally however, as a member of Pendragon's Schoo…
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Invisibility Spells: For the Magically Gifted... Try:Let me fade in to the air,Let all about me know not where,Let those who seek me pass me by,Let harm not reach me from their eyes.orUnseen,Unheard,Not a whisper,Not a word.orLet the object of objection,Become but a dream,As I cause what is seen t…
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Levitation is a long studied and practiced art requiring years of training your mind. The process is relatively simple, it's putting it into effect, that is difficult, but only imposable if you believe it will be. Your mind is a wonderful tool, but can get in its own way on occasion… The fir…
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(Part of my essay)Voodoo is an extremely significant part of Haitian culture, and important to the population. Haitian people have been described as, "70% Catholic, 30% Protestant, and 100% voodoo"http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Special:Wysiwyg?tid=wysiwyg#_ftn1, and their religion; "the axis around which…
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well different ones.Most are Christians.I think.
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That depends greatly on the person. Some people believe in a higher power, and some do not.
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not known Santería is one of the syncretic religions created in the New World. It is based on the West African religions brought to the New World by slaves imported to the Caribbean to work the sugar plantations. These slaves carried with them their own religious traditions, including a traditio…
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Voodoo (Vodoun, Houdun, Hoodoo, etc) is a hybrid of Catholicism and Africian religions, bred in Haiti where African slaves (of many differse regions and religions) were forced into the Catholic community. The confused slaves were now engulfed in a million religions when they were taught only one. Wh…
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yes. In many cases voodoo is wrong. Some people say if you believe hard enough in it, it works. Other people think its 100% pointless and doesn't work. Take your pick
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Take two numbers. Factor them both. Compare the lists. The highest number in common is the GCF.
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Of all of the Alternative Religions, Voodoo or the Voudoun, is the least user friendly. There are hundreds of curses, for hundreds of uses and each and every one of them, if not performed absolutely correctly, using the right props, ingredients, signs, symbols and gestures is inclined to rebound d…
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The religion Voodoo came from many regions, tribes in Africa... The Africans that the Europpeans brought to America as slaves were Voodoo praticionners. They were mostly from Congo, West and Central Africa.
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Voodoo is the name of the religion and its various practices, which are akin to superstitious sympathetic magic, for example the use of voodoo dolls (one wonders if this has been updated with model autos for used-car dealers- no to stick a pin in the left fender- cr-crash. oh a minor one, he"ll be…
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Voodoo dolls are dolls that look like a real person. Whatever u do to the doll happens to the person. Say u hate bob. If u cut off bobs voodoo doll's arm the real bob's arm will come off
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No, they are ancient deities, forces of nature, venerated throughout the world, originating in what is now modern-day Nigeria and Benin. There are hundreds of books in several languages that you could read, so make a trip to your local library; it is well worth the effort. Also spelled: Orixá, Or…
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Voodoo is an accepted and recognised spiritual path, followed by a large number of people world wide. Like all spiritual paths it fill spiritual needs of those who follow it. Voodoo is not something to be "played with" by the uninitiated but can be researched, studied and in some cases observed if…
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Many people want wealth and fame. Religion was a justification to conquer other people.
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Marie Leveau. there were several women by this name with differing life-dates. It means, in French, Marie the beef, maybe she was hefty.-actually Marie the Veal!
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ingreedience the persons shirt stuffing (cotton) at least 5 strands of their hair needle and thread i only know a little bit but the ingreedience are all correct :) A.M.
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Well there is no exact day or year when Santeria was founded. But if you would like to know around what period? Then you should totally read this: http:/sillylilykitty.blogspot.com
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in Haiti and the dominican Republic
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Yes, many
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City Park in New Orleans
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Voodoo is widely practiced in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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If after you have made and named your doll and you have achieved what you wanted or eventually you want to discard this one and construct another,what can or should be done?
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no it depends on what you mean by real. I personally think "Voodoo" or Vodoun is a fasinating religion, and I don't know if love spells are actually part of it or if it's just America's version of the religion, like all the hype about "voodoo" dolls. In Vodoun they're actually used for healing. I p…
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Yes. That was her religion and she practiced it.
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If you have faith in it, of course it is.
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HOW DID VOODOO BEGIN? The word "voodoo," (there are many different correct variations and spellings), simply means spirits. A long, long, long, long time ago, in Africa, God used to live on earth and interact with mortals on a daily basis. He lived in a nice hut with a vegetable garden outside and w…
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By Definition Voodoo deals with powers that be- beyond normal reality and thus would be classed as a Supernatural belief system or a primitive religion. Voodoo has elements of sympathetic magic- such as Voodoo dolls and related object and the morbid angle comes in with curses and the Zombie or Zom…
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I am not familiar with how this geometric figure is used in Voodoo but will hazard a guess. The triangle very often- usually up-pointed- apex at the top- and I am speaking of the traditional Isoceles Triangle with two equal sides and flat at the bottom- symbolizes FIRE. there is the fire-triangle in…
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All occult practices and angles have a certain hazardous potence- leave them alone.
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Voodoo is a religion that was brought to the Western coasts by slaves from Africa. It is believed to have started in Haiti in 1724 as a snake cult that worshipped many spirits pertaining to daily life experiences. It was first brought to the Louisiana area in 1804 by Cuban plantation owners who were…
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If you have enough faith in something, and put your energy and focus toward it anything is possible.
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they look like your mom they look like your mom they look like your mom (the mom of user ID1079531779) Use Yahoo, Google or Altavista image search engines with "voodo symbols" to find: http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=voodoo+symbols&gbv=2&aq=7&oq=voodoo Example: http://www.…
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It has a composite handle with an aluminum barrel
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Yes a tamagotchi does need batteries The batteries it needs is cr2025 3 volts Energizer.
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The practitioners are found throughout the world and if you are interested in Vodun as a personal spiritual path, I suggest you go in search of someone who can teach you. Vodon spells (the real & good ones) are very hard to find as most practitioners create each spell individually, for a specific ne…
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U have to go see a babalao(the priest). He will do a "reading" for you(or also known as "throw the shells"). He will tell you if somebody has put a "spell" on you, the nature of it and give you some kind of description of who it was. Then he will tell you what you have to do to lift that "spell"( …
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Haitian Voudo is one of the world's oldest religions. People practice Voodoo because it calls to them, they are able to connect with its deeply rooted history, its lessons, and its passion. It is a beautiful faith.
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Hello. I think that your website should let people who aren't signed in like me be able to look at you stupid answers. You have just made a horrible impression on yourself! Don't expect me to come back to this horrible, dumb website because I won't!!! - Ashley
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http://www.ehow.com/how_2062944_make-voodoo-doll.html
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Place a dime under your tongue, or in your right shoe. If you are, it will turn black.
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Very little, if anything, depending on how you use them.
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I have been the victim of a New Orleans VooDoo spell. It over powered my life and connected me to that evil. I have been deprogrammed but I know I must do something else to completely cleanse my spirit. Please give me the knowledge to reverse this evil spell.
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In the poem where the Four Evangelists are likened to the maneuvering watch on a ship- if one assumes this is taken ( in tandem) then Matthew is the Officer of the Deck, directing operations- Mark ( possiby from Mark Twain) the quartermaster or steerman, and Luke and John are what the Navy calls com…
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Voodoo is only real if you believe in it... I was born and raised in a voodoo land, Trust me voodoo is not a joke, voodoo is powerful for those who practicing it well and it work to the fullest take it or leave it. in fact ; in Haiti a voodoo priest can raise a dead person back to life... you don'…
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You own personal faith is your strongest defense. If you refuse to believe it, there is little danger for you. In most cases,it is required for the ethical practitioner (the one casting the spell and unfortunatly not all practitioners are ethical) to have the express knowledge, permission and co-…
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We wear white clothes to open our mind and open up. Wearing dark colors would be like clothing the door to communication.
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The target is not clearily defined, If you mean a wig on the deceased, this is merely a form of ( Make-Up) to give the deceased Lady as life-like an appearance as possible, and may be required as a result of several forms of illness which cause hair loss, or even in some cases ( such as Princess Gra…
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Generally nothing, unless the doll has been charged with a specific task, or the owner of the doll does not want it disturbed. It is a good rule of thumb not to handle personal ritual items belonging to another unless you ask their permission first. :)
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Santeria, or the more appropriate name, Lucumi, can be found all over the world although Lucumi ( with the system used now in cuba and through out the U.S) originated in Cuba. In Latin America, Lucumi has a large following in Venezuela and i think in Mexico. Anywhere theres Cubans or PuertoRicans,…
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A female member of clergy in the Voodoo/Vodou faith.
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That depends on the area you live. Some worship in private, some do so publicly in order to aid others.
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I was stationed at Ft.Polk and have a lot of friends from New Orleans so I've heard a lil about this one.The saying is if you go to a house where a woman cooks red sauce don't eat it.It's a superstition that the woman put some of her menstrual blood in the sauce and if you eat it you will never leav…
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Voodoo dolls are not often used for negative purposes, so I don't think you have much to worry about trying to stop it's 'evil'.
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Voodoo dolls are inanimate objects, they don't worship anything. But if you are asking if Voodoo is devil worship? No, it is not. Not at all.
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Voodoo/Voudo is a merging of religions from West Africa, and Roman Catholic Christianity. Practitioners of Voudo (Vodouisants) believe in deieties called Loa or Lwa, and a main God called Bondye. Bondye is directly unreachable, so we must pray to the Loa and go through them for our needs and to have…
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There are a number of people that practice Voodoo/Voudo in the US, however obtaining an exact percentage would be a difficult task.
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Yes. Roald Dahl was a man.
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Marie Leveau was born September 10, 1801 and passed away on June 16, 1881. She is one of the most well known practitioners of Voudou. In life she was a Voudou Priestess and is often referred to as 'The Voudou Queen of New Orleans'. In death she is still highly respected and people often visit wher…
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Voodoo dolls are used as a focus for energy intent that is directed at or for a specific person. They are rarely used for negative purposes, but instead for positive purposes. Whether it be to aid in healing, or for things of a spiritual, or emotional reason.
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Practitioners of Voodoo/Vodou believe in a supreme God known as Bondye, and demi Gods known as Loa or Lwa (similar to Saints) in which we pray and talk to for help and assistance, as Bondye directly does not interfere in the lives of humans as the Lwa do.
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If it is your voodoo doll (not one that belongs to someone else, or one you have found.) Then unraveling the voodoo doll is a way to undo or end the conjure, if there is one in place with the doll.
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That depends on who you go to, and what you are asking of them. Some will charge a fee, whether it be financial or otherwise. Some wont charge at all.
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yoiu can si be carefu; ~
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There isn't an exact date of their original creation. They have been used for many many years.
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Not one that I have ever heard of.
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Christianity
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Voodoo dolls can be used for negative purposes. But most of the time they are used to help or heal a person in a physical or spiritual way, instead of something harmful.
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Voodoo is only practiced in the western hemisphere.
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Yes, male priests in Vodou are known as Houngan. And female priestesses are known as Mambo.
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Voodoo is a faith, or a belief. It does not mean 'God'. God in the Vodou faith is known as Bondye.
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Attach strings to it like a marionette and puppet-walk it across the room.
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first of al ur qstn doesn't make since..try rewording it
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It all started in 1050's when Gerald B. Gardner published the book Witchcraft Today, and announced to the General public about the secret Witch cult of Wicca, a nature based pagan religion of secrecy, mystery and religious autnomy.
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They are known as Voodoo Practitioners, or Vodouisants.
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I think you can describe someone as a voodoo doll.
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Devi is a Sanskrit word for 'Great Goddess'. And she is worshiped because there are people that love and revere here.
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It probably means the neighborhood cat left you a gift.
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keep it i a safe place such as a box (it may be an innocent person) or try to look up spells to take the curse off the doll
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Milagro don't have much to do with a Rosary, unless someone makes a Rosary with Milagro. Milagro are often small metal pendants, or even statuary that resembles and area of the body or focus of an ailment for which you are petitioning a Saint or spirit for special attention, blessing, and healing. …
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When a Voodoo doll's arms and legs are tied up, that is evidence of a binding spell. The purpose of the spell is to rid yourself of the negative energies of someone who is mentally or emotionally abusing you. If done properly, it will not harm the object of the spell nor will it affect his or her da…
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using rituals, charms and herbs, voodoo was practiced to protect oneselfand harm others. it was also used for healing others too. got this from wikipedia
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It depends on the purpose, the intent, and the type of bones being used. Voodoo dolls are very personally made items.
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Yes, almost every year someone it prosecuted for animal cruelty while performing a voodoo ritual
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i brought my'n in a beach hut on the beach
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First of all you must believe in God our creator and believe that he is our savior in doing this you will let the enemy know that you believe in God and have faith that he is your protector . When you notice that someone is trying to cast a spell on you you must rebuke them and show no fear because …
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40% true and 60% fake
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In some regions it does. The Santeria community in New York has a very high percentage of gays and lesbians and is very gay-friendly. Santeros and santeras marry their same-sex partners without opposition. However, same-sex marriage is not permitted in the Caribbean where Santeria originates, nor in…
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