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Re: Is voodoo a closed pract? By: Voo. Aug 24, 2015
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Yes. Vodou is largely a community initiation based religion. While non-initiates can do certain things in the house/society and at home, it's not completely solitary, and one needs some communication to a community/clergy for guidance.
Personally, I strongly believe in the community aspect because it's how Vodou was formed.
Re: Is voodoo a closed pract? By: HoodooBoy Aug 26, 2015
Post # 3
And what do you do when you living in Boondock Louisiana,and are miles from other practitioners and only have the internet sites like this one to learn from and books for example The Haitian Vodou Handbook: Protocols for Riding with the Lwa by Kenaz Filan ,and his other two books on Vodou to go on?
Re: Is voodoo a closed pract? By: Sim Aug 26, 2015
Post # 4
It is a intiation based religion, you will experiance more and probably know a lot more while belonging to a house that practices Vodou. Other than just being a "Bokor" which is a term used for non initiated solo practioners and refers initiates that practice black magic.
Re: Is voodoo a closed pract? By: Vel Aug 27, 2015
Post # 5
I hate when a person practices vodun is considered to tied to only black magic. Idealistically the idea implies that someone who practices and chooses to be ostracized can only be classed as a "shaman for hire" or black magic user. The idea that mambo or houngan is the opposite is also ridiculous.
Re: Is voodoo a closed pract? By: PowerWitch Aug 27, 2015
Post # 6
Vodou is a religion that is practiced by initiated people. But some who weren't initiated have been able to learn about it and practice it. The best thing to do if you're looking to learn find someone willing to teach you openly if you don't want to be initiated into a group.
Re: Is voodoo a closed pract? By: Sim Aug 30, 2015
Post # 9
Let me rephrase myself to pour over some clarification (again), the term Bokor is a term that is used to describe solo practictioners and also a refrence to the Bokors that do very well in fact practice with more the petro lwa. And I never stated once that you can't be non - initiatied. If you would take the time to read my post it would do you some good.