Voodoo Loa Luring Covens Of Witches !!!

Voodoo Loa Luring Covens Of Witches !!! September 25, 2018

American Gothic Voodoo image by Project Art Box. Licensed under CC 2.0

There are always crazy accusations about the religion of New Orleans Voodoo, Haitian Vodou, and other African Traditions. Some of these wacky theories come from Christians, as I spoke about in our last episode of Witchcraft & Voodoo on Youtube, and some come from the Media. What would probably surprise people is that very often these ancient religions are maligned by groups that have also suffered prejudice and misinformation. This is the case with a recent video I watched focusing on the evils of Dark Voodoo created by a large Occult organization. When my dear friend sent me the link I couldn’t believe my eyes.

No, I’m not going to give you the link, they have got enough publicity for their bad behavior, and if you must you can search for the video yourself titled “Has Wicca Been Infected With Voodoo Loa.” So much is wrong with this video, it comes from a place of extreme privilege and entitlement, and is full of ignorance and prejudice. The first thing that jumped out at me was the title of the piece itself, and the use of the word “Infected.” This implies the New Orleans Voodoo religion is a disease, and this is insulting, and just plain wrong. What they are discussing, which they obviously know nothing about, is an ancient religion, hundreds, if not thousands of years old if we trace it’s roots. It is full of ancestor veneration, practical rituals, respect and dedication.

Shut Up photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

In the description of the video they clam that the Loa, or deities of New Orleans Voodoo and Haitian Vodou, are “luring covens of witches.” Now many Witches today are interested in Voodoo, and this is most likely because of the power and beauty of the religion. Voodoo is strong, and it works, and if it attracts people it is because of that. The concept of luring Loa is preposterous, anyone with a working knowledge of the religion knows that initiations, prayers, and respect are all required to even begin a relationship with the Loa.

Here’s an idea, how about before trashing someone else’s religion with lies and misinformation, do some research, and until then shut your mouth ! These religions are more often victims of cultural appropriation than the other way around.

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About Lilith Dorsey
Lilith Dorsey M.A. , hails from many magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo.Lilith Dorsey is a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show, and author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, and Love Magic. You can read more about the author here.

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