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#1027: About Vodou Initiation. Answer to 986 & 990 from Grey


<< Yesterday, a quiet observer of this list wrote me the following:
 "You naughty girl, you know better than to tease the monkeys! Not only do 
 they scream hysterically, they have the nasty habit of throwing doodoo in 
 Quite true. I am sure Mambo Angela and Max Beauvoir have a life and much 
 spiritual things to do than answering low blows.>>

If it is a "low blow" to unmask a person claiming to cure AIDS, or another 
promising Vodou ceremonies complete with "Latin Horns Jazz Band", I happily 
 "Despite what some want to believe, money is in no way tied to initiation. 
No  amount of money has or can buy anyone initiation just as lack of money 
 not deny anyone initiation.>>

UNTRUE!  Initiating candidates is one of the ways Houngans and Mambos in 
Haiti earn money.  Unless the person is a spouse or family member, it is 
unlikely that anyone is going to give them initiation for free.

<<There are expenses, no one denies that fact.  Bargain basement prices bring 
to mind my mother's saying that "the cheapest always become the most 

Ah, so if we charge extortionary prices we are therefore better Houngans and 
Mambos?  Nah.

Peace and love,

Bon Mambo Racine Sans Bout Sa Te La Daginen

"Se bon ki ra", 
     Good is rare - Haitian Proverb

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