Haiti Religion-Voodoo, Their Rituals and Concept of Soul

Authors : Khwaja Ayub Zickriya

Volume/Issue : Volume 3 - 2018, Issue 1 - January

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Voodoo is a religion that was conveyed toward the Western drifts by slaves from Africa. It is accepted to have begun in Haiti in 1724 as a snake religion that revered many spirits relating to every day beneficial encounters. The practices were blended with numerous Catholic ceremonies and holy people. It was first conveyed to the Louisiana range in 1804 by Cuban estate proprietors.Voodoo ceremonies are detailed, saturated with mystery dialects, soul had moving, and extraordinary eating methodologies eaten by the voodoo clerics and priestesses. The familial dead are thought to stroll among the living amid the hooded moves. Touching the artist amid this soul had stupor is accepted to be sufficiently perilous to murder the guilty party.The soul is a necessary aspect of Voodoo. In Voodoo convictions, the spirit/soul is made of two sections, the gros bon ange and the ti bon ange. The gros bon ange, or the “enormous gatekeeper blessed messenger,” is the life constrain shared by all people. It enters the body during childbirth and leaves at death when it drifts back to the Gran Met, or pool of life drive. The ti bon ange, or “little gatekeeper blessed messenger” is the piece of the spirit that contains the individual characteristics of a man.

Keywords : Body, Spirit, Soul, Rituals, Beliefs.


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