Can White people practice Vodun?

They most certainly can.  We just prefer to think of them as light skinned. 😉 Scientifically speaking, the genetic origin of all humans living today is in Africa.  So it is not a question of whether White people are naturally entitled to the Vodun or not.  The big issue around it is mostly cultural, and for adherents to the idea of human biodiversity, capability of understanding Vodun. I can’t say that all people of European …

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What do I do if I can’t afford offerings to the Orishas?

Vodun is not and never has been a rich person’s faith.  It is about the effort, sincerity, and alignment with the Forces of Nature, not how expensive a gift is.  Remember the story of Yemaya’s three crowns. For your normal observances, if you do what you can afford, the Spirits will accept this.  Just don’t be cheap with them if you really can afford to do more. What priests charge for their services is due …

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Why do people post Voodoo spells on the internet?

It is not something I would do outside of a private course frame, but I can understand why some others would, though I don’t always agree with the reasoning.  In some cases, it is a joke.  In some cases, the authors have co opted the convenient aspects of Vodun and put it in a western frame.  In some cases, they are workings that are common for laypersons and aspiring mystics to do for themselves, and …

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Why do Christians call Orishas demons?

Most practitioners of Vodun and diaspora systems are Christian, so I would say this is just a North American and culturally lost or disgruntled African thing.  Mainly, it’s because they simply do not know what an Orisha is.  For an educated or non eurocentric Christian, to call an Orisha a demon is like calling water or air a demon.  So please don’t lump all Christians into the same category.  Someone wearing a cross or going to church …

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Can someone be forced to fall in love using rootwork?

Well, yes and no.  The Egungun decide who will and won’t make children, and can be very helpful in finding a good match.  The feeling of being in romantic love however, is something different than familial love, which is what the ancestors preside over.  Someone who is very in touch with Nature and their Ancestors can tell who belongs with them, and this sense of belonging is what makes the kind of love that makes …

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