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Voodoo, meaning "spirit," may be one of the world's oldest ancestral, nature-honoring traditions. So

Voodoo, meaning "spirit," may be one of the world's oldest ancestral, nature-honoring traditions. Some anthropologists estimate that voodoo's roots in Benin (formerly Dahomey), West Africa, may go back 6,000 years. Today an estimated 60 million people practice voodoo worldwide. 

Voodoo by Les Stone (Digital Journalist, November 2007). "...The ceremony begins with a Roman Catholic prayer. Then three drummers begin to play syncopated rhythms. The attendees begin to dance around a tree in the center of the yard, moving faster and harder with the rising pulse of the beat. The priest draws sacred symbols in the dust with cornmeal and rum poured on the ground to honor the spirits. 

http://www.lesstone.com/index2.html


http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0711/x_voodoo_thumbs.html
 
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