first off, im not looking to become one or summon one. i know that there are some parts of voodoo that have something to do with zombies (forgive me if im wrong i dont know alot about voodoo) and i wanted to hear your opinions/facts on zombies.
my opinion here for all those people that think its like ressence evil or something i don't think you belong in voodoo, but like i said thats my opinion.
Awake is right. They used a neurotoxin from pufferfish. I believe some kind of frog or toad as well but not sure on that. It would make the person easy to control, giving you a slave that will not retaliate. The movie "Serpant and the Rainbow" talks about it though I am not sure how accurate it is. Definitely not something I would suggest messing with.
There is an aspect of this in Haitian Vodou, though it's very much a fringe element practiced only by boko, powerful dark sorcerers, and has little to do with regular communion with the lwa.
Essentially, the spirits of folk who have died unnaturally (murder etc.) are unable to pass into the afterlife and linger at their grave. Boko can snatch up such souls and seal them in a vessel, by which they can command their lifeless bodies.
There are tales of extremely depraved individuals murdering people so they may make zombies of them, but obviously this is not something that occurs regularly.