Educating yourself about witchcraft and all its nuances is the most important thing when starting your witchy journey. Getting to know and recognize certain practices when they cross our path is of equal importance! Today, with this article, we are going to talk about voodoo and, specifically, we are going to answer the question: is voodoo witchcraft? Let’s find it out together!
What is voodoo?
When you hear the word “voodoo” you immediately think of something sinister and gloomy, in particular, the famous doll with pins that over the decades, especially thanks to Hollywood, has become a symbol of voodoo cults; it represents the obsession people have with the ability to “hit” another person from a distance.
In short, “black magic” or “witchcraft”.
But is voodoo witchcraft?
Actually, no! In reality, the term “voodoo” is generic, reductive, and also not strictly correct. The term, also known as “vodun” or “voodoo”, originates from ancient Dahomey, now Benin, and is a full-fledged religion complete with a pantheon of divinities, doctrines, and cosmology.
The so-called “black magic” is actually a very limited aspect of the cult and among other things, it is not practiced by everyone. Moreover, even in the European Middle Ages, there were sorcerers practicing voodoo, not necessarily utilizing black magic.
Voodoo rituals are widely used in the voodoo religion but are also widespread in the West in the context of black magic.
In order to use voodoo, it is important to know them in-depth, and it is for this reason that many professionals, called black magicians, have been in Haiti or Africa for a long time, or still are, in order to learn all the useful knowledge on the subject thanks to the local sorcerers.
By being in contact with local voodoo sorcerers, it is in fact possible for western black magicians to better understand how to implement spells, even the most complex ones.
What are voodoo rituals for?
What are voodoo rituals for? Many people in the West rely on black magic experts to have the following wishes fulfilled:
- Bonding with a particular person;
- Taking revenge on people who have harmed them or their loved ones;
- Obstruct those who want to ruin their life;
- To drive away a rival person in love;
- Curse a person;
- Interrupting a relationship between two people, separating them in some way with voodoo (end of a love affair, divorce, etc.);
- Prevent the envious from being harmed.
Many people are convinced that voodoo rituals really exist, in the sense that they really work. Also, there is faith in the practice because of the long tradition behind it relating to these occult practices, as specialized witches in voodoo rites of powerful black magic tell us.
The spells of voodoo rituals can also be used to nullify the evil voodoo of which you may believe you are a victim.
Effectiveness of voodoo rituals
Voodoo rituals are practices that can be very powerful, yet dangerous if not done properly. Therefore, it is very important to always rely on experts if you intend to practice a voodoo ritual.
It should also be noted that, as with all other rituals related to black magic, it is not possible to be sure that they always work 100%. However, there are many cultures that have used voodoo for centuries to see their wishes fulfilled. Black magicians themselves, if they did not believe in the functioning of these rituals, would never spend all that time in Haiti or Africa to discover the secrets of voodoo.
There are numerous books by subject matter experts devoted to black magic and voodoo, and this helps make the related practicable witchcraft rites even more credible. The presence of so much written material, ancient, modern, and contemporary, helps to make everyone understand that voodoo rituals are to be taken seriously.
Not surprisingly, practicing a voodoo ritual alone could have serious drawbacks, so it is very important to rely on competent people instead of resorting to dangerous DIY initiatives.
It is also worth taking note of the fact that black magic is much more powerful than white or red magic, and voodoo rituals are no exception. Where red and white spells fail, black magic most often succeeds in granting the required wish.
What is used for voodoo rites?
Voodoo rites can be very effective both for hurting an enemy and for making a person fall in love with himself, and for all the other purposes outlined in a previous paragraph. In order for the rites to work, ancient magic formulas are used, and the use of a photo of the person to be hit, or voodoo dolls.
Voodoo dolls, or a photo of the target to hit (of the enemy to harm) are also perfect in the case of death hexes. Thanks to the use of pins, which are used in specific places to cause pain, it is possible to confer atrocious suffering on the person to be hurt.
Basically, voodoo is a religion but its practices, the ones we deal with, are taken from this religion and custom and westernized according to the caster.