Voodoo or Vodun which means spirit in the Fon and Ewe languages also spelled Vodon, Vodoun, Vodou, Voudou, Voodoo, etc is practiced by the Ewe people of eastern and southern Ghana and southern and central Togo and the Kabye people, Mina people and Fon people of southern and central Togo and southern and central Benin.
It is also practiced by some Gun people of Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Edo in southwest Nigeria. All the aforementioned peoples belong to Gbe speaking ethnic groups of West Africa, except the Kabye.
African Tradition Religions
It is distinct from the various African traditional religions in the interiors of these countries and is the main source of religions with similar names found among the African Diaspora in the New World such as Haitian Vodou; Cuban Vodú; Dominican Vudú; Brazilian Vodum and Louisiana Voodoo.
Voodoo or Vodun cosmology centers around the Vodun spirits and other elements of divine essence that govern the Earth, a hierarchy that range in power from major deities governing the forces of nature and human society to the spirits of individual streams, trees, and rocks, as well as dozens of ethnic Vodun, defenders of a certain clan, tribe or nation.
The vodun are the center of religious life, similar in many ways to doctrines such as the intercession of saints and angels that made Vodun appear compatible with Christianity, especially Catholicism and produced syncretic religions such as Haitian Vodou.
Ancestor worship with the spirits of the dead live side by side with the world of the living, each family of spirits having its own female priesthood, sometimes hereditary when it’s from mother to blood daughter.
Patterns Of Worship
Patterns of worship follow various dialects, spirits, practices, songs, and rituals. A divine Creator, called variously Mawu or Mahu is a female being who in one tradition bore seven children and gave each rule over a realm of nature – animals, earth, and sea or else these children are inter-ethnic and related to natural phenomena or to historical or mythical individuals.
The Creator embodies a dual cosmogonic principle of which Mawu the moon and Lisa the sun are respectively the female and male aspects, often portrayed as the twin children of the Creator.
In other traditions, Legba is represented as Mawu’s masculine counterpart, thus being represented as a phallus or as a man with a prominent phallus.
Dan Mawu’s Androgynous Son
Dan, who is Mawu’s androgynous son, is represented as a rainbow serpent and was to remain with her and act as a go-between with her other creations. As the mediator between the spirits and the living, Dan maintains balance, order, peace and communication.
All creation is divine and therefore contains the power of the divine. This is how medicines such as herbal remedies are understood and explains the ubiquitous use of mundane objects in religious ritual.
Voodoo or Vodun talismans, called “fetishes” are objects such as statues or dried animal or human parts that are sold for their healing and spiritually rejuvenating properties.
Voodoo Is Not Dangerous
So if you are not already familiar with Voodoo, there is one very important thing that I need to mention straight away: Voodoo is not dangerous and its bad reputation only comes from books and horror movies.
Of course, some Voodoo spell casters are using their magick powers in order to do evil. But it can be the case for other spell casters, who are not using Voodoo.
Moreover, drifting into Voodoo occult spirits is specific to Voodoo Priests and I am personally very attached to the traditional African roots of Voodoo.
As far as I’m concerned, I’m casting spells to help people only, not to harm them. That is why you can use my Voodoo spells without threatening your own karma with backfires. My work is safe, and I will always use only positive and good spirits.
If you contact me, you can be sure that I will solve all your problems by casting the most powerful Voodoo spells for you.