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Is witch craft and Voodoo the same?

 
dubewife

Asked by dubewife at 1:05 AM on Mar. 9, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Voodou is a very old religion, mostly practised in Haiti. Pretty much everything you think you know about it, will be wrong. ost of the knowledge comes from a book that was written by a preist who wanted to discredit the religion, and gained the 'knowledge' under torture.
    http://www.voodooshop.com/voodoo/smartfaq.html
    http://www.religioustolerance.org/voodoo.htm

    Witchcraft is an entire pantheon of beliefs, so you will have to be more specific. There are many many many difference between the two. Do you want to know more about their gods / spirit beliefs, their rituals, their basis?
    Piskie

    Answer by Piskie at 6:50 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Yes and No. VooDoo is a TYPE of Magickal practice as is Witchcraft. It's just like white & dark meat are different things, but they are both part of the same chicken! Voodoo is much more ritualized and has more tradition behind it than modern day Witchcraft does, but the end result is the same.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:14 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • No.
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 1:10 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • No. But it's how you practice that makes the difference. If you want to help then its very useful. But if you just want to do it for selfish reasons, that's where you stsrt to get into trouble.
    TwilightMack

    Answer by TwilightMack at 10:41 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I always generally wondered the same thing OP, good question.
    ba13ygrl1987

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 1:45 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I believe they are similar in they are both crafts that are practiced but how their work is performed and the ends they get by that work can be different.

    Where they stemmed from is different too if I remember right. Like the regions of the world that they stem from.
    Amaranth361

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 1:55 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Can you explain the difference between the two?
    dubewife

    Comment by dubewife (original poster) at 1:13 AM on Mar. 9, 2011