What methods of divination are suitable for African spirituality? | Vodun F.A.Q.

We’re moving! Orisha Online Altar is moving to a new domain, Orisha.me Please update your bookmarks and links. This site will be up until April or May of 2023 to give everyone who is linking to us time. Though Orunmila or a similar deity is in charge of all divination methods, the traditional African methods are the only ones that can offer traditional African information. What that means is that Ifa, Afa, and other forms…

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What Is the Significance of Symbols in Vodun? Is It Okay To Wear Them? | Vodun F.A.Q.

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We’re moving! Orisha Online Altar is moving to a new domain, Orisha.me Please update your bookmarks and links. This site will be up until April or May of 2023 to give everyone who is linking to us time. There are many symbols associated with Vodun and diaspora systems. Their meaning and significance, as with many things, varies from place to place. Some of the most familiar and widely publicized on the internet are Haitian veve.…

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Vodun F.A.Q. – Is Voodoo Witchcraft?

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We’re moving! Orisha Online Altar is moving to a new domain, Orisha.me Please update your bookmarks and links. This site will be up until April or May of 2023 to give everyone who is linking to us time. No. Voodoo is a western spelling of Vodun or Vodou, which is a type of indigenous west African belief system, spirituality, tradition, or religion. Some Christians and Muslims call anything that isn’t their sect “witchcraft” or “devil…

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Vodun F.A.Q. – How are sex, orientation, and gender perceived in Vodun?

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We’re moving! Orisha Online Altar is moving to a new domain, Orisha.me Please update your bookmarks and links. This site will be up until April or May of 2023 to give everyone who is linking to us time. Sex and gender in Vodun are perceived in line with the science. However, you will rarely see discussion of it outside of writings and academia because the Yoruba, and many other west African cultures consider sexual contact…

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Vodun F.A.Q. – How does Vodun approach abortion?

We’re moving! Orisha Online Altar is moving to a new domain, Orisha.me Please update your bookmarks and links. This site will be up until April or May of 2023 to give everyone who is linking to us time. In short, Vodun and diaspora belief systems are pro choice. Individuals may have their own opinions about it and various houses and groups may approach it differently, but generally, abortion is not considered something inappropriate or “sinful”.…

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