In today’s society culture and religion has took a whole new meaning. We the society have expanded and developed new cultures and beliefs every day, but one big belief that some of society still support is voodoo. The meaning of voodoo is a black religious cult practiced in the Caribbean and the southern US, combining elements of Roman Catholic ritual with traditional African magical and religious rites, and characterized by sorcery and spirit possession. Also “there are three main types of voodoo. African voodoo, Louisiana voodoo, and Haitian voodoo. African voodoo is still practiced by about 30 million people today! Rituals and beliefs are extensive, and are untouched by the outside influences! Louisiana is a unique practice of voodoo, that …show more content…
A lot of society today see this as animal cruelty and just plan simple wrong. “Animals are sacred in most African Traditional Religions, and are used as offerings to the Lwa and ancestors in healings, initiations, cleansing ceremonies, in thanksgiving for a favor granted, as payment to a promise made to a Lwa and other Vodou related rituals”( ANIMAL SACRIFICE). “During ceremony which precedes a sacrifice, the Houngan/Mambo as well as the initiates pray over the animal and thank it for giving up its life force. The animal is often given a bath with herbs and perfume, and sometimes may be “dressed”. In these instances, the animal will be covered in cloths and/or mushwa and be led in a procession by the entire Vodou Sosyete and it’s drummers. Yes taking the life of an inosence animal is wrong but I do not see anyone complains with they go to fast food restraunts and eat out. With this voodoo before the animal dies it is praisedand …show more content…
“During a Voodoo ceremony, a spirit (Loa) will enter (ride) the individual. The person being possessed considers being chosen by the spirit, to ride him as a horse into the physical world, to be one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on him. Possession is seen as a way the person is integrated into the community or group” (Understanding Voodoo Possession). When practicing voodoo the people dance and if one falls usually there mates as well will fall and recover quicker to help the one that was possed to gain his foot step. Being pssed usually to them is a good thing because “the purpose of the possession is for the spirit to communicate more easily with the person. The spirit may advise the possessed about his problems, give a prophecy or warning”( Understanding Voodoo
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Like AnneMarie’s biracial identity many biracial Chicanos are overlooked and are told “you’re not chicana/o enough nor black enough.” The stigma of being biracial and pressuring biracial people to choose between cultures is unfair they should be able to love and embrace both cultures without any repercussions. The following research will highlight the importance of the what it means to identify as Afro-Chicana/os,Afro-latin@,Afro-Chican@, and Blaxican along with their struggles, and their shaped identity. What do the terms Afro-chican@, Afro-Latina/os
10,000 Haitian immigrants flood Louisiana in 1809-1810 and bring their ancient African religion & Voodoo Their arrival marked the beginning of “organized Voodoo” in Louisiana. It gave a “pure” Voodoo stream as the Haitian blacks had retained their ancient worship almost completely.11 And they appeared to have strengthened the ranks of Afro-Creole spiritual practitioners by merging seamlessly into the already existing Louisiana Voodoo traditions.12 They also may have contributed to the fact that Haiti and Louisiana share the term “Vodou” (regardless of how it is spelled) as the defining term for their Africa-derived syncretistic traditions with French Catholicism.13 Interestingly, like the parallel Pentecostals, many of these Haitians were “snake worshippers” and devotees of Voodoo.14
Marie’s aunt also uses Voodoo in a bad way because she too is innately evil. She killed her sister out of jealously and rage that Marie Levant, her niece had the gift rather than her daughter Marie-Claire. Her aunt knowingly let her daughter Marie-Claire be a pawn in Allez’s plan of zombification. She embraced the fact of reinforcing devil worshipping, zombification and making the world fear
Overview: Cultural Group: Santeria Religion Origin of Africa, fostered by Cubans, Cuban-American in Miami. Santeria: a religious system that blends African and Catholic beliefs, is practiced by many Cuban Americans and Puerto Ricans. Stigmatize with devil worship and idolizing catholic saints. Baptized as Christian Pentecostal, I will be initialing myself into the Santeria cult. The research will be based on my own initiating experience, Interviews regarding the Religion, and superstitious approach within healing, regarding how strong of a coping system it is to mental health clients who believe in the Santeria cult.
These views, in and of themselves, speak to the level of intolerance permeating America and to the level of fear associated with witchcraft. The Religious intolerance and fear experienced in English North America was not a sole construct of Puritanism in New England. These ideas permeated Southwards throughout the length of the thirteen English colonies. Oftentimes, the fear of witchcraft led to colonial governments establishing capital laws against any person entering into communion with Satan.
Through partaking in interaction rituals, individuals become members of something greater than themselves. This feeling of being apart of something greater than oneself provides a moral community for the individuals, which then guides individuals in their beliefs and behaviors. It is similar to a never-ending circle; as individuals see the emotionally charged environment that this religion provides, they want to be a part of it, so they partake in unusual rituals, which furthers their engagement and emotional connectedness to their community. It almost reminds me a bit of an addiction. This community turns objects, such as poison and snakes as sacred, which in turn creates a sacred and profane world.
Many traditional Cherokees believe that after one dies, his or her soul often continues to live on as a ghost (Cherokee Indian Religion). They are supposed to have the ability to materialize where some but not all can see them. More fundamental beliefs that they follow is that good is rewarded, and evil is punished, and witchcraft among the Cherokee does not resemble that of non-Indian cultures (Cherokee Indian Religion). Even though they follow a strict belief system and everything had a purpose and was thought out, there are times when punishments cannot be explained. When someone does something right, it is rewarded either by being ranked higher or having individual honors or privileges within the society.
Throughout history dolls have been given to children to pass the time, to spark their young imaginations or as tools as reassurance. However, in some cultures doll were given to the young to serve as a tools of education teach them about subject that are entertaining and personal creative way. Native Americans across North America have used dolls to teach their young about their ancestors and the ancestral ways for centuries with these dolls called Katchinas. That comes from the Hopi Indian tribes. The British first recorded encounter with the Hopi People was during the 16th century.
Power is “the ability of individuals or groups to impose their will upon others and make them do things even against their own wants or wishes” (Haviland, 267). One reason for which power is used is behavior modification. In Haiti, for example, religion is used to control morality. They use the population beliefs in Voodoo to maintain people’s good behavior. The ones who do not behave properly are turned into zombies as a punishment and as an example to others.
Is it right to kill those innocent creatures painfully? No. It’s not right to harm them for our own benefits. Every living soul have rights, this includes animals, and just because they can’t speak up for themselves doesn’t mean we can take that away from them. The fact that they can’t speak is a disadvantage, and it’s unethical for us to use their disadvantage against them for our own benefits.
Killing helpless animals for the sake of pleasure and glory is cruel! The ignorant action of the hunters just for the showcase of their glory is out of any reasonable thoughts, animals suffer enormously when they are killed and decapitated. It’s a shame that these so-called people kill animals only for putting some souvenir at their workplace or house. When hunters hunt innocent animals for amusement, it diminishes them from the environment. Since many of the game animals are on the approach of becoming extinct, it is advised not to practice trophy hunting to feel fulfilled on the killing of guiltless wildlife animals.
First, even a marginally better death is still death. The life we give these animals by breeding them does not give us the right to nonchalantly take it away for our own pleasure. As Ashley Byrne, a PETA campaign specialist, says, “Slaughter can be less cruel, but not humane.” Additionally, in an interview with the General Managers of one of the most progressive slaughterhouses, it is revealed that the owners ‘sometimes get attached to the cattle and occasionally spare one they become close to, keeping it as a pet’