Friday, November 17, 2006


One of the classes that I am taking this semester is Introduction to Religion. It is a very interesting course, but also very challenging. We are focusing on one religion as a case study and that is Vodou. This is a very interesting religion, and it is very interesting to go indepth into something that I had known only stereotypical things about before. The Vodou spirits are very complex ideas. They possess the practioners of Vodou, and give guidance to the community. The community in return honors the spirits by celebrating their birthdays with altars and feasts. There are quite a few interesting books on the subject. The one that I really enjoyed reading was Mama Lola. This book is about a priestess in New York, and the ways that she practices Vodou in a new country.

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