Patrick Bellegarde-Smith — Living Vodou

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Jan 9, 201451m
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Patrick Bellegarde-Smith — Living Vodou
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Patrick Bellegarde-Smith — Living Vodou

The word “Vodou” evokes images of sorcery and sticking pins into dolls. In fact, it’s a living tradition wherever Haitians are found based on ancestral religions in Africa. We walk through this mysterious tradition — one with dramatic rituals of trances and dreaming and of belief in spirits, who speak through human beings, with both good and evil potential.

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