Real Haitian Voodoo Rituals

Powerful Haitian Vodou Spells

Authentic Haitian Vodou Spells

Haitian Vodou (also known as Voodoo) is a powerful, spirit-based religion with magickal roots originating from Haiti. The practitioners of Voodoo are known as Vodouists, though many people of the Haitian culture treat them much like priests. Though, in reality they are serving the spirits. Vodouists comes from the French term vodouisants, which literally means “servants of the spirits.” In some sects of voodoo, practitioners actually are called priests instead. A lot of modern Haitian practices are considered a sort of “voodoo melting pot”, as they have developed overtime to include practices of many different sects of the voodoo arts. The family that hosted me when I visited was very generous in explaining what they study, who they worship, and how they conduct their rituals.

Haitian Vodou Teachings

Interestingly enough, Haitian roots include some rather traditional Roman Catholic Church practices which originated back in French colonial times and a ton of traditional African practices. A full investigation of the roots and folklore would lead one all over the world, but largely modern Haitian voodoo has been very finely refined by the indigenous people of Haiti. The Haitians are very proud of their practice and their leaders are extremely spiritual. They are believed to have a special connection with spirits. This special connection allows them to perform incredible tasks which require immense amounts of energy. Observing a Haitian ritual is an amazing experience; and an experience that some may find only once in a lifetime.

A lot of the voodoo rituals that come from Haiti (or are practiced in Haiti) involve a great deal of dancing and music. There is normally a good amount of singing and celebration. The pleasant interaction with the spirits which the singing and festivities produce, is thought to help harness the powerful capabilities of the Loa. The Loa is an important part of the Haitian rituals, and also one of the backbones of the Haitian Vodou belief system. There is no central form of authority in Haitian Vodou. Each community has their own self-declared or community-declared mambo or houngans. Mambo is a female vodou priestess, whereas houngan is a male vodou priest.

Haitian Vodou Gods and Haitian Mythology

The Vodouists place a special emphasis on their own version of spiritual entities. They call these entities “Loa.” Loa basically means spirits who converse or otherwise interact with the Vodouists. It may help to think of the Loa as a sort of “spiritual network” of which the Vodouists may temporarily tap into in order to achieve their voodoo spells desires. Still, a great deal of Haitian Vodou roots still come from the Catholic Church. This means that most Vodouists consider themselves monotheists. Although, they do have a name for their Supreme Creator, Bondye. Bondye means “good God.” The Vodouists subscribe to the fact that their Supreme Creator does not interfere in human affairs, but appoints the Loa to the task. The Loa is almost a unique form of what the Catholic Church would call the Holy Spirit. Most of the worshiping in Haitian Vodou is directed towards the Loa. Much like other religious mythology, there are different Loas for each aspect of life. This allows the Vodouists the ability to target certain aspects of life in their voodoo rituals and spells.

The Vodouists consider their connection with the Loa to be a very special, intimate relationship. They treat the Loa with immense respect and offer them the most positive energies. Many of the rituals involve a sense of spirit possession. Communicating with the Loa, or the spirits, results in many advantages. These advantages are the same reason Vodouists are so paramount and Haitian communities. The Haitian culture in large believes that Vodouists have a special connection to God. They often bring the sick, the hungry, the mentally ill, and those in need to the Vodouists requesting help. Sometimes entire communities gather in order to take part in special healing rituals.

Casting Haitian Vodou Spells

Haitian Vodou spells (or rituals) are very special in that they focus on generating energy from the community in the form of dancing and celebration. This energy is then used to harness the power of the Loa, which in turn possess the Vodouist. The spirit possession is used to concentrate a highly focused result. Although, there may only be one or two Vodouists present for a particular ritual, the entire community is effectively participating in the casting of the spell. Many voodoo communities believe that the larger the community involvement, the more powerful a voodoo ritual. The Vodouists in charge of a ritual will direct the dancing and celebration, while riddling the ceremony with their bits of herbal concoctions and black magic sorcery.

It is important to note that black magic does not necessarily mean evil intent or negative consequences.

Last Notes on Haitian Vodou

Remember, not all voodoo comes from Haiti; And it is important to remember that Haitian voodoo is very special and having large Catholic contributions. While most practices of magic and spiritualism have their version of a priest or lead practitioner, the Vodouists of Haitian practice are some of the most favorably revered spiritual icons. They are typically extremely generous, very understanding, super sympathetic, full of local knowledge of all types and things, and more than willing to help almost anyone in need from their community. The Haitian Vodou arts are truly beautiful to watch and even more impressive to take part in. Participating in Haitian voodoo rituals is an enlightening, and truly uplifting experience. Just be prepared to dance!

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