Five reasons Africans may consider returning to voodoo

June 17, 2018 at 06:43 am | Culture

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

June 17, 2018 at 06:43 am | Culture

Worshippers conducting a ritual Photo: BBC

It appreciates nature and ancestors

Although it has been connected to animism and fetishism, voodoo is a religion that is rooted in the worship of nature and ancestors. It believes that the dead and the living exist side by side, and people can access them through the deities. It also believes that the good and bad get a reward and punishment respectively.

Voodoo also involves healing using herbal medication, prayer and meditation as we all rituals for the gods.

Blood rituals is also an essential part of voodoo but it is not unique to it. The religion teaches that there is power in blood, which is therefore used in appeasing the gods.

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