Definitions for voodooˈvu du
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juju, voodoo, hoodoo, fetish, fetich(noun)
a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
(Haiti) followers of a religion that involves witchcraft and animistic deities
voodoo, vodoun, voodooism, hoodooism(verb)
a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities
bewitch by or as if by a voodoo
A religion of the Ewe/Fon of West Africa, practiced chiefly in Benin.
Any of a group of related religious practices found chiefly in and around the Caribbean, particularly in Haiti and Louisiana.
Any sort of magical or irrational approach to a problem.
I want a real explanation, not this statistical voodoo.
To enchant someone or something using voodoo
He claimed his neighbor had voodooed him.
Origin: From vodu, vodun via Vodou
one who practices voodooism; a negro sorcerer
of or pertaining to voodooism, or a voodoo; as, voodoo incantations
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Voudou, vōō-dōō, n. the name given in the southern United States to any practiser of witchcraft, or of any charm, incantation, &c., especially when tinctured with African rites or superstitions: the supreme evil spirit of the voodoos.—adj. pertaining to the rites or practices of the voodoo.—v.t. to affect by voodoo charms.—n. Voodoo′ism, voodoo superstitions. [Creole Fr. vaudoux, a negro sorcerer, prob. a form of Fr. Vaudois, a Waldensian—a heretic being capable of any kind of wickedness.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name given to a system of magic and superstitious rites prevalent among certain negro races.
Haitian Vodou is a syncretic religion practiced chiefly in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora. Practitioners are called "vodouists" or "servants of the spirits". Vodouists believe in a distant and unknowable Supreme Creator, Bondye. As Bondye does not intercede in human affairs, vodouists direct their worship toward spirits subservient to Bondye, called Loa. Every loa is responsible for a particular aspect of life, with the dynamic and changing personalities of each loa reflecting the many possibilities inherent to the aspects of life over which they preside. In order to navigate daily life, vodouists cultivate personal relationships with the loa through the presentation of offerings, the creation of personal altars and devotional objects, and participation in elaborate ceremonies of music, dance, and spirit possession. Vodou originated in the Caribbean and developed in the French Empire in the 18th century among West African slaves when African religious practice was actively suppressed, and enslaved Africans were forced to convert to Christianity. Religious practices of contemporary Vodou are descended from, and closely related to, West African Vodun as practiced by the Fon and Ewe.
The numerical value of voodoo in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of voodoo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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Voodoo is the soul of the Haitian people and nothing can be done without that cultural basis. It is a way of life.
Voodoo heals the mind, soul and body. The soul is what we are, which controls everything, all our actions and mind.
Voodoo is the soul of the Haitian people and nothing can be done without that cultural basis. It is a way of life. Voodoo has always been on the frontline. It can provide treatment to people who are both physically and mentally ill.
If you have spent any time watching Boko Haram, you would know that Shekau is truly insane and his version of Islam is even too radical for Islamic State, a mixture of part witch doctor/part voodoo/part radical Islam. He is usually screaming, surrounded by a posse, and at least one tank, this last video is a totally new Shekau, calm, cool collective.Someone is directing his image. My thought is he is a wild card that Islamic State cannot afford to ally with unless they rebrand him or get rid of him entirely.
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