It is an ancestral African Religion, claimed by some as the first and oldest. It is Black magic, Satanism, Black Arts, Demon Worship, Diabolism, Magic, Mysticism, Necromancy, Sorcery, Witchcraft, Witchery, Wizardry, Bewitchment, Ala Kazam, Conjuration, Magic. It is also called ‘the work’ and many practitioners call themselves ‘workers.’ The word Voodoo has been translated as: • the snake under whose auspices gather all who share the faith. • The Force. • The Mystery. The root word is Void : meaning an empty, vacant place waiting to be filled by a spirit. Voodoo, known also as: • Vodou, • Vudu, • Vudun, • Vaudun, • Vaudoun, • Vaudaux and • Hoodoo Named from the god Vodun, Collectively termed: Carribbean Vodou. It means gods or spirits in the African Fon-Ewe language. It may have affected you, in particular, if you have • African, • Spanish, or • French ancestry. 1 However many people may be bound by Voodoo and be completely unaware of it through the ‘mixture’ that has entered the: • Catholic Church • New Age, • Yoga, • Magic, • Folk Customs and rituals, • Wicca, • Freemasonry, • night clubs, • music, • media, • political regimes and • tourism • etc. It has entered our homes through ‘Folk Voodoo’, in the guise of: • fairy tales, • children’s and adult stories, • Halloween, • Christmas, • and other annual festivals, • carnivals, • souvenirs, • interior design, • movies, • cartoons, • adult and children’s videos, • the media, • T.V., • funfair ‘theme parks’; • through the food we eat e.g. – ‘black magic ‘ chocolates etc. Voodoo is an • ecstatic religion, • dance religion, • musical religion using shamanistic energies. Voodoo is at the very heart of all witchcraft, slavery and the master/ slave mind control mentality. It is at the heart of: • greed, • power seeking, • corruption, • sexual perversion, • the control behind money and business and politics. 2 It has become so mixed up into every aspect of our lives that what once was unacceptable has now become the norm. We have lost the ability to discern the evil that is in fact in our midst. The only way Satan and his servants get advantage over us is through sin and ignorance. Every country or nation in which these forms of witchcraft are practiced is in poverty, war, civil unrest and oppression – spiritually, physically and politically. The effects of Voodoo are evident in the: • poverty, • lack, • apathy, • sickness, • oppression, • death, • insanity and • despair in individual families. The people are: • demonically possessed or even • demonized knowingly or unknowingly, They are bound: • mentally, • spiritually, • physically, • psychologically and • Financially. Voodoo forms generational slave mentalities that set the pattern for the lives of people to live in bondage to : • people, • regimes, • spiritual systems and • forces and • governments • They feel too impotent or powerless to resist.