Both religions are different and unique in many ways. I was wondering which practices are more effective. Vodou worship and work their rituals and magic with Loas(or lwa). A Wiccan doesn't necessarily practice witchcraft, but in this context I am referring to Wiccans who are pagans(or simply worship the God and Goddess) and uses the gods' help in their ritual and magic. Although I do believe it depends in the person, I can't help feeling vodou is somehow more "aggressive" and affective.
I have wiccan friends and vodouists friends, and I have to say my vodouists friend always carry immense energy, while my wiccan friends carry a more soft energy. I've attended vodou rituals, and they even get possess by their loa and the spiritual energy radiate in the room, almost too overwhelming, but wonderful. In wicca rituals, we are more "organised". We do not dance wildly or have drums in our rituals, nor we get possessed like vodouists do, although we do call upon our gods. Mostly I just feel their wonderful energy around me and inside me, but still I'm conscious and do not go in a trance like vodouists. According to my friends they don't even remember what they did after the loa leaves their bodies, because they literally turn into the loa, they are not their "self".
Are our gods more "laid" back than Loas? Why are our gods are more "calm" than Loas or other tribal african deities? Why is our energy different than theirs?
I am not being disrespectful to any religion nor the gods. I respect every deity and I believe they all work in many different ways! :)
Vodou and Wicca