Voodoo Archive

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Voodoo doll against Taiwan president

Taipei, Sep 10 (DPA) Opponents of Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian have found a new weapon to try to bring about his downfall – voodoo dolls. Since opposition parties launched the campaign to oust Chen over alleged corruption scandals four months …

Voodoo killer gets 28 years in prison

Jilted man built shrine of former girlfriend’s underwear NEW YORK (AP) — A man who built a voodoo shrine using his ex-girlfriend’s underwear, then killed her mother and a dog and slashed her cousin, was sentenced Thursday to 28 years …

Voodoo priests may catch bird flu

Priests who tear out the throats of live chickens in ritual sacrifices to voodoo gods may risk contracting bird flu now the deadly virus has reached Africa. Voodoo priests in Benin, which borders Nigeria where an outbreak of the deadly …

Voodoo Practitioners Scatter After Katrina

NEW ORLEANS, (AP) — The last time Don Glossop saw his customers they were ritually burning green candles, hoping voodoo would pierce the federal bureaucracy and hasten the arrival of desperately needed relief checks. Glossop’s shop, New Orleans Mistic, has …

Vodou priest wants religion recognized

The exclusion of Vodou practitioners in plans to uplift Haiti will keep the country in a chaotic state, a Vodou priest said Wednesday. Max Beauvoir, 68, of the Temple of Yehwe in Mariani, Haiti, said politicians, humanitarian organizations, and Christian …

Voodoo rites mark Haiti strife

Hundreds drawn to sacrificial ceremonies SOUVENANCE, Haiti – Haitians celebrated one of the year’s most important voodoo pilgrimages on Sunday, an event marked by drumming, sacrifices and discussion of whether Haiti’s new government can heal a country still reeling from …

Thousands flock to Benin on Voodoo Day

COTONOU : Draped in animal skins with bones and fetish charms clattering, thousands of west Africans, Americans and Caribbean islanders are trooping into tiny Benin ahead of Saturday’s annual voodoo festival in the southern town of Ouidah. Born at the …