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    25 True Things You May Not Know About Voodoo

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    Few things conjure up more thoughts of spells and ritualistic ceremonies than Voodoo. The history of Voodoo has its roots in West Africa, transferring to the Americas via the slave trade. But something that has become clear to us is there are two kinds of voodoo: the real kind and the Hollywood kind. Hollywood has, in typical fashion, exaggerated various parts of the story to sell more movies; it has mixed various religious traditions and has overstated (or wrongly attributed) various practices such as the making of dolls and dark arts. Even the recent Disney movie "The Princess and the Frog" used the character of Dr. Facilier as a black magic trickster and the character of Mama Odie (the "Voodoo Queen of the Bayou", a reference to legendary Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau) as an example of a positive magical conjurer. Voodoo is, in fact, a community based religion which recognizes one supreme being and various lesser spirits. (Sound familiar?) Voodooists emphasize a moral code and refrain from hurting others. They are also known for their energy-filled drum and dance ceremonies. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Dig into the real facts about Voodoo in this list of 25 True Things You May Not Know About Voodoo.

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