One who practices voodooism; a negro sorcerer.
for use when making sacrifices to ease the restless spirits
A "spiritist" and "ancestor" religion with origins in Africa, now most prevalent in the Caribbean island nations of Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba, although the practice has also spread to a position of establishment within the southern United States and parts of South America. "Magical" rites, "trance" states, and spirit "possession" are prominent features of the religion. See also "Candomble", "Pocomania", "Santeria", "Umbanda", "Voudo", "Voduon", "Vodun", "Umbanda" and "zombie".
The term Voodoo (Vodun in Benin; also Vodou or other phonetically equivalent spellings in Haiti; Vudu in the Dominican Republic) is applied to the branches of a West African ancestor-based Theist-Animist religious tradition. Its primary roots are among the Fon-Ewe peoples of West Africa, in the country now known as Benin (formerly the Kingdom of Dahomey), where Vodun is today the national religion of more than 7 million people. The word vodun is the Fon-Ewe word for spirit.
Folk mysticism from the Caribean.
a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities
African magic traditions with a veneer of imposed Catholicism from the new world, taking root in the Carribean, particularly the dark populous of Haiti. Similarities in origin and practices exist in the beliefs of 'Obia' (Jamaica) and 'Santeria' (Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic).
A form of witchcraft
African religion which believes in seven gods and uses spells and conjuring for personal gain or to hurt others.
A religion worshipping the nature spirits called the Ioa, and a system of mystical practices ultimately derived from the Ioa.
polytheistic belief system primarily practiced in Haitian and African cultures using charms, curses, fetishes and other devices for the practice of the belief. Because of some of it's darker practices, Voodoo is also used to refer to someone who performs spells and necromancy.
Old form of ritual witchcraft usually similar to black magic rituals. Warlock - A male witch.
Magical practice considered to be a form of black magic but also is considered as a religion to some.
(Hoodoo) French Creole vodu, "fetish" or "demon" -- primitive religion that originated in West Africa and is practiced primarily in the West Indies, based on a belief in sorcery and the power of charms, fetishes, spells, and black magic.