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#2434: Image of Voodoo : Perrault replies to Bell
From: ange perrault <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Response to Bell:
I really enjoyed reading your post.
I agree with the fact that Afrocentrism should stay out of the vodou religion.
By the way I did not think that vodou, vaudou, vodun & voodoo meant the same thing.
I spell Vaudou because that is how I remember it being spelled.
What is the current / politically correct spelling?
Anyway back to our sheeps! If VODOU exist back in africa, how does it relate to VODOU
in Haiti, what did remain and what was changed. I assume St Jacques Majeur being
an adaption must have had a different representation. Again, I support the use of
catholic images within the religion, it tell of a unique experience of the people
who pratice that religion. Being dominate by catholic images the relation with the catholic
church cannot be avoided, but I would like someone to recommend a book where the same
approach studies the differences and similarities with vodou partices in Africa.
We have had a unique experience in Haiti, and the same arguments that are being carried about
creole can be easily adapted here.
Ange R. Perrault, Ph.D.