Monday, February 3, 2014

New Orleans Voodoo From Inside



This is a good documentary that shows that New Orleans Voodoo is bull shit. You will see for yourself it's just a bunch of nonsense. I have pointed out some things below.

1. Note how the priestesses dress. They dress like drag queens, very showy and theatrical.

2. Note the wild dancing. It's just all over the place. Note the incessant need to dance with snakes.

3. Note that they try to use the book, Voodoo & Hoodoo by Jim Haskins. Haskins did NOT want Voodoo in the title. The publisher made him put it there and the book is about hoodoo, not Voodoo!

4. Note the stupid "Voodoo at the grocery store" crap. The people who made this film must not travel far out of New Orleans. I live in Oklahoma. Since I was a kid almost every single grocery store carried saint novena candles, plain color 7 day candles, and a small selection of silkscreen print candles. Florida water and other items, sometimes even statues of the saints were offered for sale as well. This is not uncommon in the South and is very common in places with a large Hispanic community, such as Oklahoma.  I just find it hilarious that they think that having these candles for sale in a grocery store represents "Voodoo".

5. Note that "Chicken man" was a performer. He claimed to be Voodoo but he put on shows. He claims what he did was Voodoo. It was obvious that he was doing hoodoo with a lot of bull shit added to it.

6. Ava Kay Jones is initiated into IFA, the mother religion of Santeria and like religions. I know she is initiated in IFA. I can't vouch for her claims of being initiated into "Voodoo". I seriously doubt she was initiated into Haitian Voodoo, just because I don't see anthing "Haitian" about her practice. All of her Voodoo-stuff screams made-up New Orleans Voodoo crap.

7. Note the woman who's title reads, "Omo Orisha", with the translation given as, "Child of the Orisha". LOL We are all children of the Orisha in Yoruba-based religions. People don't go around calling themself, "Omo Orisha". Instead, if their guardian Orisha is say Oshun, then they would say, "Omo Oshun" (Child of Oshun). If their guardian Orisha was Eshu then they wold say, "Omo Eshu", etc. Her title is very fishy and makes me think she might be a fake.

8. The priest guy sounds like Obama! LOL

9.  Note that the magic they are doing is hoodoo that they claim is "Voodoo".


I hope watching the documentary makes it clear to people that New Orleans Voodoo is a joke. Don't get me wrong. When I'm in New Orleans I would pay visit to "Voodoo Museums" and shops. To me it's entertainment. However, please, please, please do not ever allow yourself to begin to believe that it's a genuine tradition.

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  1. I think the problem here is the concept of tradition. First, since ancient times, where there was no culture devoid of connection, both in their beliefs and practices, with something beyond the corporeal, the word tradition never had the meaning of habit. This word was used to describe the behaviors used in a general sense, and nothing more.
    The word tradition is used to express the transmission of knowledge not linked to laws governing bodies, even if that knowledge could serve these purposes. One of the essential conditions for something to be considered traditional was that it was in compliance with the principles in the Platonic sense of the word, or in theological saying, that comes from God. This made valid and lawful. Another condition was that the application forms of what is transmitted are recognized as orthodox, and for this there was also a transmitted knowledge.
    Never meant the word tradition the transmission of anything, and anyway, never meant syncretism, ie, the conjunction of disparate elements into a systematic whole.
    Any traditionalist would be horrified to find a religion (or other traditional thing as the science of magic) that is a blend of things that belong to others, for he would find a hybrid that does not respond to features that logically define either a being or thing. A dog man does not exist, or is it a man or a dog, if there is a man with the morphology of a dog or vice versa, the more accurate definition would be a monster.
    The modernists at be completely unaware the conditions essential to define something as traditional, believe they can make use of anything in any way, and called themselves traditional, when in fact could not even define the word conforms to what it really means.
    The so-called "New Orlean Voodoo" is the creation of people who do not have any tradition, and as they can not possess (or not want), believe they can produce it by itself. But the first essential is that the tradition comes from God, after all He created us, right?, and that it conforms to what HE taught, not our reverie.

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    1. You are correct. Stealing things from other cultures and stitching them together in a quilt does not a tradition make. A tradition arises naturally and evolves within a peoples. It evolves with time. "New Orleans Voodoo" pretty much is only roughly 35 years old and mimics the development of Wicca in that believers claim a false backstory dating back hundreds of years.

      It is time the truth of New Orleans Voodoo be made clear. Anyone, and I do mean anyone, who promotes New Orleans Voodoo as a legitimate tradition is either horribly ignorant or a fraud. Anyone who supports and gives credence to people who claim New Orleans Voodoo is a tradition are likewise either horribly ignorant or frauds themselves.

      The natural tradition of New Orleans is hoodoo, a system of folk magic and not Voodoo the religion.

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  2. Wicca. Here there is also much to say.

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    1. Yes, and I'm pretty much fed up with Wicca. I don't think it can ever be fixed at this point. The lies are so beautiful that very few Wiccans want to accept the fact that their religion is only circa 64 years old and that there's no "craft" in their "witchcraft". The same thing goes for "Traditional Witchcraft". It's b.s. too.

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