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Vodou a.k.a. West African Vodun: Vodun is practised 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, southern and central Benin.

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Google previewThe Voodoo Encyclopedia: Magic, Ritual, and Religion (2015)

Magic, Ritual, and Religion by Jeffrey E. Anderson

First, Vodou is a religion because all its adherents believe in the existence of spiritual beings who live in close intimacy with humans, whose activity they dominate. Second, Vodou is a religion because the cult appertaining to its gods requires ...

Google previewTranslating Pain (2010)

Immigrant Suffering in Literature and Culture by Madelaine Hron

Haitian vodou is a religion, a set of spiritual beliefs and practices that seek to explain the world and give meaning to life. It is a syncretic religion, a fusion of ancient Dahomey traditions and Roman Catholic rites. The Haitian vodou belief system ...

Google previewPagan Portals - Hoodoo (2013)

Folk Magic by Rachel Patterson

Vodou is a creolised religion with roots in Dahomean, Kongo, Yoruba and other areas of Africa. Slaves were brought to Saint Domingue (as Haiti was known then) and Christianised by Roman Catholic missionaries. The word Vodou means ...

Google previewRace and the Cosmos (2002)

An Invitation to View the World Differently by Barbara A. Holmes

Vodou is an African religion that has its roots in Dahomey. It can take many forms, and during slavery it was adapted to the diasporan context in the Americas, with a particular concentration in Haiti. Hyperspace is a theory that suggests that ...

Google previewAfro-Caribbean Religions (2010)

An Introduction to Their Historical, Cultural, and Sacred Traditions by Nathaniel Samuel Murrell

A vodou is a pantheon of deities as well as the spirituality and rites developed around, and devoted to, those spirits.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America: Native American creation stories (2006)

by Rosemary Skinner Keller, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Marie Cantlon

Vodou means "spirit." Vodou, or the religion of the spirits, is practiced by ... Vodou is a religion with a complex set of rituals and ceremonies that relate the practitioners with the spirit world. The spirits, or Iwas, grouped in families called ...

Google previewThe Columbia Documentary History of Religion in America Since 1945 (2010)

by Paul Harvey, Philip Goff

Vodou is an ecstatic religion.

Google previewBeyond Primitivism (2004)

Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity by Jacob K. Olupona

Haitian Vodou is a religion, like the several African traditions out of which it was born, that is characterized by flexibility and a certain natural, unstrained hospitality towards other religious traditions, other cultures, and other value systems.

Google previewVodou Things (1998)

The Art of Pierrot Barra and Marie Cassaise by Donald Cosentino

Charles Simic Form and Function Vodou is a low- budget religion. lt recycles all the world that comes its way. The same doll that arrives on an airplane from Miami in a pretty Christmas wrapping may be sitting on an altar three hours later.

Google previewThe Woman Who Lost Her Soul (2013)

by Bob Shacochis

Vodou is a pair of eyes that sees the divine in everything—trees, oceans, crossroads, rivers, mountains—and honors that divinity while striving to manipulate it as well. It assigns every force —love, hate, lust, death, health, success, failure—its ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Religion (2012)

by Mark Juergensmeyer, Wade Clark Roof

The term voodoo is a creation of the European American imaginary and should be rejected as it has been misconstrued to designate irrational, baseless, and unfounded myths about Vodou practices. Other spellings used over the years ...

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Southeast Asia (1998)

by Bruno Nettl, Terry E. Miller, Ruth M. Stone, Sean Williams

Vodou Branches The major nations Drums with cowskin heads Drums with goatskin heads Drums played with sticks/hands Drums played with hands only Drums have pegged-on heads Drums have laced-on heads Drums play 6/12 pulses ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Religions (2013)

by Larry G. Murphy, J. Gordon Melton, Gary L. Ward

Vodou practices also came to the United States in the twentieth century with Haitian immigrants to New York City (where an estimated 450,000 Haitians are now ministered to ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (2010)

by Abiola Irele

Ntongela Masilela Vodou Vodou, one of the most misunderstood African concepts, ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2013)

Volume 23: Folk Art by Carol Crown, Cheryl Rivers, Charles Reagan Wilson

The New Orleans vodou doll probably originated in Kongo traditions brought to the United States by enslaved Africans and later by Haitian emigrants. One also sees spirit figures in contemporary African American vernacular art. Clementine ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America (2006)

by Rosemary Skinner Keller, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Marie Cantlon

Though grounded in old traditions from Africa or more recent metaphysical explorations from Europe and the United States, Vodou, Spiritism, and Santería are religions that project and portray the history and relationship of the conqueror with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America: Women in North American Catholicism (2006)

by Rosemary Skinner Keller, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Marie Cantlon

Santería and Vodou Two recent additions to the American religious scene, Santeria and Vodou attract converts who do embrace the entire religious system. Of Cuban origin ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Social Work (2008)

4 Volume Set by Terry Mizrahi, Larry Davis

Vodou (also spelled Voodoo, Vaudou, Vodu, or Vodun) is a religion that Haitians inherited from the African slaves who were brought to the French colony of SaintDomingue. One of the major aspects of this religion is its healing function (Z ...

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The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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