Voodoo

Voodoo

Voodoo (often written and pronounced as “Vodou”) is a mystical/magic tradition deeply rooted in the African shamanism and magic traditions, but strongly influenced by Christianity, especially by Roman Catholicism.

Brought to the New World by African slaves, Vodou persisted throughout the centuries and is now a lively spiritual movement all across the southern states and in the Caribbean Sea region. Its true center is Haiti – the saying that Haiti “is 80% Roman Catholic, 20% Protestant and 100% Vodou” is all too true.

Contrary to common beliefs, Vodou is not all about creating zombies, killing chickens and summoning evil spirits. While Voodoo spells, nature spells or even necromantic spells do exist, it is mostly a way of serving and communicating with powerful spirits, called “loa” by hougans (Vodou priests) or mambos (priestesses). Loa sometimes can be asked to help the priests in return for their services. The priests and priestesses contact the loa during long rituals during which they are ridden (“possessed”) by the spirits. While it still has nothing to do with any form of black magic, it can be a mostly unsettling experience for those untrained in the ways of this form of magic. It is not recommended to try complicated Voodoo spells at home unless you are a hougan or mambo yourself.

While loa can be calm or dangerous, none of them can be called “evil” or “good” in a Christian sense of these words. The darker paths of Vodou can be used only by bokors (sorcerers that have learned both white and black magic), but even for them killing animals or creating zombies are nothing more than myths.

Introduction to Voodoo

Voodoo, much like the Wicca religion, is a misunderstood religion. It should also be noted that many traditions you find in Judeo-Christian religion can also be found in Wicca religion. That said, Voodoo, is also a religion that is deep in traditions like Wicca and Judeo-Christian. As such, Voodoo celebrates major life events like births, marriages and deaths, but the religion that began in Africa has evolved over time.

Voodoo, or more accurately ‘Vodun’, believes in a chief God named Olorun and minor spirits called Loa. In essence this practice is similar to Christianity. In Christianity there is a supreme god and then saints associated with particular activities or occupations. For example, in Christianity the saint of protection (or law enforcement) is St. Michael. In Voodoo the Loa spirit of protection is named Ayza.

It should also be noted that Voodoo goes by several different names or variations of the name including:  Vodun, Vodoun, Voudou and Sevi Lwa. The term voodoo actually comes for the African word Vodun for “spirit”. Some anthropologists believe the religion goes back as far as the dawn of human civilization, or by conservative estimates 10,000 years.

Voodoo and Haiti

When Europeans began sending African slaves to the New World, Voodoo, as we know it today, was born in Haiti. Many slavers mistakenly thought by desolating the various African ethnic groups it would stop them from forming as a community. Instead, the opposite happened. These transplanted slaves fused their varying beliefs together to form the new religion we called Voodoo. Since that time it has spread to parts of the southern United States, as well as South America.

Misconceptions

In 1884 an author named S. St. John wrote an inaccurate book called, “Haiti or the Black Republic” after exploring the West Indies region. In it, St. John described Voodoo as an evil religion, including descriptions of human sacrifice, cannibalism, and a host of other wicked acts. Naturally, this book caught the imagination of people outside the area that had never visited the place.  As a result, the misunderstanding and fear of Voodoo began to spread, much of which is still present today. Hollywood also helped perpetuate the misconceptions with many movies that cast Voodoo in an unfavorable light.

Voodoo Priests and Temples

Voodoo priest is called a houngan or hungan and a Voodoo priestess is called a mambo. A Voodoo temple is known as a hounfour or humfort. At the center of the temple is a pole called the poteau-mitan where the God and spirits communicate with the followers. At a modern Voodoo temple you might find an altar with candles, pictures of Christian saints or symbolic items related to the Loa.

The Power of Voodoo

Voodoo rituals are held at the temple to celebrate good fortune like a birth or a marriage. But the temple also provides an escape from misfortune like sickness or death. Sometimes the religion does involve an animal sacrifice where the animals’ throat is slit and the blood collected as tribute to the Loa. The animal is then cooked and eaten, acting as consecrating food for the followers.

The houngan and mambos of the temple do activities and rituals with white magic, which is used to bring good fortune and healing. However, there are people who practice Voodoo with evil sorcery, or black magic, called caplatas or bokors. Rarely does a hungan or mambo engage in dark magic, but a few do alternate between white and black.

In closing, Voodoo is a very ancient religion – one that is worldwide, seeped in tradition, with over 30 million followers in Africa alone.

Voodoo Spell to Return a Lost Lover

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Return Lost Lover Spells, Voodoo | 0 comments

Voodoo Spell to Return a Lost Lover

Anyone can use the Voodoo Spell to Return a Lost Lover  to help bring a past lover into their life once more.  However, their free will is going to be manipulated with this spell.  As a result, you will find that only when you focus on the affection of the truest love will your spell work.  You need to connect to a person who you loved and who loved you.  Then, this Voodoo Love Spell will help you to create a situation of true commitment and powerful love.  This is the time to bring your love back to love as true love will never die.  It will...

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What are Loa and Deities in Voodoo?

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What are Loa and Deities in Voodoo?

Loa means “mystery” in the Yoruba language and stands for the different category of spirits in the Vodun religion. Vodun, also know as Vodoun, Voodoo and Sevi Lwa, is an African religion going back to the dawn of mankind. As slavers brought Africans to the New World, Vodun began to spread among the black communities of North America, South America and the Caribbean. As for who and what the Loa are, a simplistic way to describe them to a Judeo-Christian would be to compare them to saints. In the Vodun religion there is one chief...

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Voodoo Myths and Misconceptions

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Voodoo | 0 comments

Voodoo Myths and Misconceptions

Voodoo myths and misconceptions are plentiful. Voodoo, or Vodun as it is more accurately known, is one of the world’s oldest religions. It originated in Africa and goes back at least 10,000 years. One of the largest myths is the name itself – Voodoo. Some believe it means something sinister or malevolent. In truth, it is just the African word for ‘spirit’, nothing more and nothing less. In order to examine myths and misconceptions properly it is important to look at the history of Voodoo. Why? The reason is because many of the Voodoo myths...

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Voodoo Ingredients and Sacrifices

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Voodoo | 0 comments

Voodoo Ingredients and Sacrifices

There are Voodoo spells of many sorts. Since most people are on a quest for love or money (or both) it’s not a huge mystery why the most popular are love spells and money spells. Any houngan, a Voodoo priest, will tell you that the success of such Voodoo spells can depend on using the right spell ingredients. But aside from love and money spells the Voodoo religion also deals with ingredients that provide healing properties for people. Below is an overview of Voodoo spells and the importance of ingredients. Brief History of Voodoo Spells and...

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Voodoo and Witchcraft

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Voodoo, Witchcraft | 0 comments

Voodoo and Witchcraft

Many people believe that magic is different in different traditions.  And while this is partially true, many people are unaware that magical traditions actually share more things in common than it may appear at first.  For example, Voodoo and Witchcraft both have a number of qualities in common as well as purposes.  If you want to create something or draw something into your life, you will want to look into Voodoo and Witchcraft to help you.  Here are the ways in which Voodoo and Witchcraft are alike in their ability to help a person harness...

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Voodoo Dolls

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Voodoo Dolls

The Voodoo doll is one of the most recognized and yet misunderstood magical tools.  As a part of Voodoo practices, this doll is used to help bring energy to a spell and to help encase this energy until it is ready to be released.  You don’t have to be a Voodoo practitioner in order to use a Voodoo doll, but knowing how these dolls work can give you an extra tool in your magickal workings, allowing you the chance to have just one more way to strengthen a spell or other magickal working.  Having a physical representation can help to solidify...

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How to Do Voodoo

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How to Do Voodoo

The practice of Voodoo is something that is rarely discussed.  Only in movies and television shows do people get a clear idea as to what Voodoo might be.  And these media representations are wrong.  It’s not a surprise that as a result, people who want to do Voodoo on their own have no idea where to start.  Though the Internet does provide some information, there is much more in the Voodoo history which is passed down through oral traditions.  If you’re interested in trying some Voodoo magic of your own, this is a primer on how to do Voodoo....

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Voodoo Spell Casters

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Spell Casters, Voodoo | 0 comments

Voodoo Spell Casters

Voodoo practitioners subscribe to one of the oldest religions of the world known as Vodun, the African word for ‘spirit’. From the simple follower to a priest or priestess (aka houngan or mambo, respectively), they all believe two fundamentals. There are no accidents in life and everything is connected. Many spiritualists from other religions often agree that humans are not separate but part of a large community, entirely connected to one another. Much like the Wicca religion and its ‘Rule of Three’, practitioners of Voodoo feel what you do...

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Santeria Compared to Voodoo

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Santeria, Voodoo | 0 comments

Santeria Compared to Voodoo

Voodoo, meaning Great Spirit, has its origins in Africa. Practitioners of voodoo believe that one god rules the universe and has a number of smaller deities known as Loas, each dealing with different aspects of human life. Voodoo spells are performed to gain the blessing of the Deities and Loas and call upon their help to solve problems. When African slaves were taken to South America, many of them continued to practice voodoo, which took on different forms including Santeria, practiced mainly in Cuba and the Caribbean. Understanding Voodoo...

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Voodoo Control Spell

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Black Magic, Voodoo | 4 comments

Voodoo Control Spell

This Black Magic Control Spell works by bending another person’s will to your own. You may believe that it is particularly well-suited for use in a free spell to control a person or a situation.  Perhaps this is true, but this doesn’t make it right.  This control spell can enable you to control people or situations, but it does so by using the aid of dangerous and powerful forces, and such magic can often result in harm to you or those you love.  Furthermore, the effects of using black magic in any spell can far exceed anything that you...

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Voodoo Trust Spell

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Faithfulness Spells, Love Problem Removal Spells, Voodoo | 0 comments

Voodoo Trust Spell

This is an old voodoo spell that is used to increase trust between a husband and wife, two lovers, friends, or business associates. The rice symbolizes a domestic situation that binds both of you. The tomatoes symbolize a good sex life (for partners) and a healthy trust in each other. The powdered cinnamon symbolizes good communication and the cardoon seeds are symbolic of loyalty. For the Trust Spell You will need Uncooked rice Crushed sun dried tomatoes Powdered cinnamon Crushed cardamom seeds How to Cast the Voodoo Trust Spell Mix these...

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Voodoo Spell to Stop a Divorce

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Love Problem Removal Spells, Return Lost Lover Spells, Voodoo | 1 comment

Voodoo Spell to Stop a Divorce

If you wish to stop a divorce you will need to bless a charm in the smoke of an anointed candle.  The charm will be an anchor to attach your lover so he or she will be by your side forever.  The symbolism of the anchor is more important than what it is made of but a silver anchor charm will likely work best. This ritual, based on old Voodoo habits, is said to be so powerful that it can also banish a third party that might be causing your partner to be unfaithful. This Spell to Stop a Divorce is designed to halt an unwanted divorce or...

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Make Your Partner Loyal to You

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Commitment Spells, Love Problem Removal Spells, Santeria, Voodoo | 3 comments

Make Your Partner Loyal to You

One of the most famous loyalty spells in the whole world is the Chuparosa spell. This is a Santeria Voodoo Spell. It captures the jealous, possessive nature of the hummingbird (Chuparosa) who mates with one bird for life.  La Chuparosa means the Rose-Sucker in Spanish. In Mayan Mexican folk magic, the Hummingbird is also the symbol of — and again, actually the ancient deity of — love, sex, and marriage. For the Loyalty Spell you will need: A red candle or commercially bought Chuparosa candle A piece of paper How to Cast the Spell...

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Sex Spell

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Black Magic, Lust Spells, Voodoo | 0 comments

Sex Spell

This sex spell borders on black magic. It’s intention is to control the will and lust of another.  It is based on an old Hoodoo ritual and it is considered to be very powerful.  Be sure that the person you are compelling to lust after you is someone who’s face you don’t mind seeing around for a long time. This spell is not recommended for squeamish people or to those who are not committed to a love. It means taking clippings from your lover’s body. For the Sex Spell you will need: Hair clipping Dried blood Lock of hair Red satin cloth Black...

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Hoodoo Marriage Proposal Spell

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Commitment Spells, Voodoo | 7 comments

Hoodoo Marriage Proposal Spell

Do you want to compel a man to propose marriage to you?  The secret to this marriage spell, which finds it’s origin in Hoodoo rootworking magic  is to use licorice root. Licorice root grants the bearer over a person or situation they wish to control. Licorice root is sold in chips that are usually burned as incense.  This ritual also uses a ring which is supposed to represent the real life engagement ring to be presented as part of a proposal. For the Marriage  Spell you will need: A plastic engagement ring A unframed photo of both of you An...

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Voodoo Desire Me Spell

Posted by on Jun 8, 2013 in Attraction Love Spells, Lust Spells, Voodoo | 1 comment

Voodoo Desire Me Spell

This is a Voodoo Desire Spell.  This ritual uses candles that suit the dual purpose of being effigies or poppets.  These are also commonly known as figure candles. You can buy these types of Candles, usually called Adam and Eve Candles at an occult store. Tonka beans, which are white beans that jump around when heated, are used in this spell. You can buy them at novelty and occult shops.  The Adam candle represents a male and the Eve candle symbolizes a female. If you cannot find the magic figure candles you can use regular candles. What...

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Voodoo Business Protection Spell

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Career and Job Spells, Protection Spells, Voodoo | 0 comments

Voodoo Business Protection Spell

This very simple spell for protecting your business is from the Deep South and the Heart of New Orleans Voodoo. It keeps your enemies from stealing your ideas or customers. If you are a freelancer you can carry this as a charm or you can set it by your computer. Pecans symbolize great wealth and are often used in money and wealth spells in different cultures.   The reason that you use nine pecans in this ritual is because nine is the number of achievement and completions. You will need for the Business Protection Spell Nine pecans Small green...

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Voodoo Pet Blessing for Animals

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Blessings, Voodoo | 0 comments

Voodoo Pet Blessing for Animals

St. Francis of Assisi originally began his life as a pagan and then he was converted to Catholicism. His area of providence is pets, children, the elderly, the poor and the sick.  Many metaphysical disciplines burn a candle to St. Francis of Assisi when they have a sick pet including Hoodoo, Voodoo, pagan and Church traditions. It is easy to find a St. Francis of Assisi candle that has his image on it in a religious or metaphysical supply store. Otherwise you can use an ordinary dark green candle. For the Pet Blessing you will need: A dark...

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Voodoo Love Spells

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Love Spells, Voodoo | 1 comment

Voodoo Love Spells

Voodoo love spells are rituals performed by a hougan or mambo who use the power of loa to cast aside obstacles that stay in the path of love. During the self-incited trance, the practitioner opens him- or herself to the right loa (usually Aida-Wedo or Damballa). During the trance, the spell caster becomes one with the spirit and gains an ability to channel the spiritual energies to form the desired effects. Of course, Voodoo love spells require also some physical ways of transmission – most notably, they need some items belonging to the...

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Voodoo Spells

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Voodoo | 0 comments

Voodoo Spells

Voodoo spells have originated from ancient Africa with a twist of Christianity thrown into the mix.  The name, voodoo, means “spirit” and is a strongly powerful form of religion. Voodoo spells use specific spirits to make things happen or to alter the future.  There is a single creator in voodoo called the Bondye, which is the highest principle in the universe.  There are other gods and spirits used in voodoo ceremonies as well, such as the Legba, the spirit of virility and youth.  Spirits are known as Loa or Lwa and are contacted via secret...

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What is Voodoo?

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Voodoo | 0 comments

What is Voodoo?

Voodoo is also called vodou or vaudoux and is magic performed by individuals who practice the art and practice of voodoo.  It is a merging of beliefs stemming from West African nations and Roman Catholic beliefs.  It was created prior to the introduction of African slavery to the US and was brought over the Atlantic by African slaves.  Voodoo is practiced by people known as vodouisants. The Primary Belief in Voodoo The primary belief in voodoo is that there is one true God and many lesser deities or gods called Loa.  These are subordinate to...

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