Voodoo and Black Magic are they the same or is there a difference? Well, for some the answer varies. Most believe it is the same, a cult who is into devil worshiping. The ones who practice Voodoo or ‘Vodou’ say it is not morbid and there are no occultists or black magic involved in the practice. It is not intended to harm.
So what is Voodoo? The people that practice voodoo say it is their religion. It is a religion that originally came from Africa. It is now practice and integrated into the Native American and Catholic traditions mainly in the Caribbean and parts of the Americas. There are no bibles or scriptures to aid this religion, it mainly community based and teachings.
The voodooist believe in spirituality and like all other religion they believe in the afterlife. They look to their God who is known as Lwa, usually it is a loved one or a famous person who have past on to guide, protect and inspire them in their day to day lives.
Like all other religion the Voodoo worshippers have priests and priestesses. They offer council and supports its members the same like all other denominations. They take an active part in the communities and place great emphasis on healing and spirituality.
So why has Voodoo gotten such a bad rap? Let’s look at where Voodoo originated, Africa. Which takes us back to slavery, and many of the slaves were Voodooist. It was a culture and a practice that was both feared and dismissed as evil by the owners of these slaves.
A fear that has been past down for centuries. A fear, because of its origins is also known as black magic. Voodoo practice is both a blessing and a curse. Sadly, there are people in certain parts of the world who have made it that way and are using this religion and the craft of witches to do evil.
People who have power,who think negatively of other and seek to injure them ,are practicing a kind of voodoo,a lower sorcery.