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Author Topic: How and when did Vodou become en vogue?  (Read 5161 times)

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Re: How and when did Vodou become en vogue?
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2012, 04:02:43 am »
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Colors, day of worship, likes and dislikes...

...It looks like I'm going to have to write a Legba 101. XD

 
I would not be adverse to reading that. ;) We do already have a thread opened for that.
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Re: How and when did Vodou become en vogue?
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2012, 12:12:15 pm »
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I would not be adverse to reading that. ;) We do already have a thread opened for that.

 
I will start taking notes about how to write it, post it on my blog AND the open thread. :D:
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Re: How and when did Vodou become en vogue?
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2012, 01:03:56 pm »
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I will start taking notes about how to write it, post it on my blog AND the open thread. :D:

 
And this is why you are my hero! I am sure I already vexated you on this via PM, but don't you happen to have correspondences tablets for LaSirene as well? I know you don't work with her (yet at least) but you are more well-read than I am, so I can hope...
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Re: How and when did Vodou become en vogue?
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2012, 01:22:11 pm »
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And this is why you are my hero! I am sure I already vexated you on this via PM, but don't you happen to have correspondences tablets for LaSirene as well? I know you don't work with her (yet at least) but you are more well-read than I am, so I can hope...

 
In reality, most of my information about La Sirene has been secondhand from either you, the blog that I mentioned (Cheshire cat?) in the PM, and what little Snow has told me. I think a generalized listing for all of the Lwa is necessary for those of us who are new to this, so I can only hope that I will begin to pick up more information about her (and others) so that I can aid you!
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« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2012, 01:43:38 pm »
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In reality, most of my information about La Sirene has been secondhand from either you, the blog that I mentioned (Cheshire cat?) in the PM, and what little Snow has told me. I think a generalized listing for all of the Lwa is necessary for those of us who are new to this, so I can only hope that I will begin to pick up more information about her (and others) so that I can aid you!

 
Oh, I have not received your second PM- I had my inbox full, :( but I cleared it out now. You are so right about the necessity of accurate listings- the 'tragedy' of being new to Vodou is that you get exposed to a sound amount of bullshit before finally finding the good, sensed stuff. It can be confusing.
As a matter of fact, if i had not found Snow and you to annoy, I can say my head would be stoked with preposterous little sillinesses Lwas would have taken way too much time to clear out.

Among other stunning examples - 'Baron Samedi is a god of sex, death and rebirth whose sacred plant is the orchid'.:stop:
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Re: How and when did Vodou become en vogue?
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2012, 02:04:25 pm »
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among other stunning examples - 'baron samedi is a god of sex, death and rebirth whose sacred plant is the orchid'.:stop:

 
lol!
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« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2012, 07:11:41 pm »
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lol!

 
And I left out the part where the Baron expressedly said that violet was outdated and he preferred to be served in shades of all colors of the world. For real.

Sometimes I wonder if spirits and gods talk to a percentage of pagans with the purpose of having a laugh at their expense. I think i would prefer believe that than supposing we can misread their messages most completely.
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And I left out the part where the Baron expressedly said that violet was outdated and he preferred to be served in shades of all colors of the world. For real.

Sometimes I wonder if spirits and gods talk to a percentage of pagans with the purpose of having a laugh at their expense. I think i would prefer believe that than supposing we can misread their messages most completely.

 
The Baron does like to make jokes.
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Re: How and when did Vodou become en vogue?
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2012, 09:29:26 pm »
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The Baron does like to make jokes.


Regarding vodou become 'vogue' I have to wonder if the media coverage of New Orleans post-Katrina and the media focus on Haiti after the horrific earthquake may have brought more tertiary attention to it? Just a random thought.

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Re: How and when did Vodou become en vogue?
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2012, 09:44:21 pm »
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Regarding vodou become 'vogue' I have to wonder if the media coverage of New Orleans post-Katrina and the media focus on Haiti after the horrific earthquake may have brought more tertiary attention to it? Just a random thought.

 
It's possible, but I think these things come in cycles.  For example, when I first started in the early 2000's, Celtic and Egyptian-flavored Wicca was in vogue (although for the later, it was right on the heels of The Mummy franchise).  I imagine in a few years something else would capture the attention of Pagandom.


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Re: How and when did Vodou become en vogue?
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2012, 11:36:55 pm »
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I will start taking notes about how to write it, post it on my blog AND the open thread. :D:

 
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Re: How and when did Vodou become en vogue?
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2012, 08:03:39 am »
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It's possible, but I think these things come in cycles.  For example, when I first started in the early 2000's, Celtic and Egyptian-flavored Wicca was in vogue (although for the later, it was right on the heels of The Mummy franchise).

Side Comment: You know, I don't think I've ever seen Vodou-flavored Wicca. Thinking about it, that's surprising.
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Re: How and when did Vodou become en vogue?
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Side Comment: You know, I don't think I've ever seen Vodou-flavored Wicca. Thinking about it, that's surprising.

 
I wonder if that's because Vodou and Hoodoo are so often confused, and neo-Wicca and Hoodoo are at odds with each other when it comes to ethical use of magic.

Hoodoo has a lot to say about getting what you want by manipulating other people, while neo-Wiccans clamor, "Harm None!". (I realize this is a lot of over-simplication of both paths, but the people who are often doing 'fill in the blank flavored neo-Wicca' are often of the over-simplifying type.)

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Re: How and when did Vodou become en vogue?
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2012, 11:08:06 am »
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It's possible, but I think these things come in cycles.  For example, when I first started in the early 2000's, Celtic and Egyptian-flavored Wicca was in vogue (although for the later, it was right on the heels of The Mummy franchise).  I imagine in a few years something else would capture the attention of Pagandom.

 
That's more of the thing I was thinking. The interest waxes and wanes, being ushered in by some book or movie; either the book is about something historical, or it's sparse on scholarly info and more gold-digging in things that the historians already knew but wasn't important... or like in the case of 2012, something completely fabricated to start a money-making craze.

You know, first thing that comes to mind are diet fads and how those get developed and marketed. I mean, that's not to say that some of this stuff isn't genuine; having a genuine interest in something is hard when the information about it is scarce, so if there's a big discovery or breakthrough on it, people are likely to look into it.

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Re: How and when did Vodou become en vogue?
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2012, 06:02:09 pm »
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I wonder if that's because Vodou and Hoodoo are so often confused, and neo-Wicca and Hoodoo are at odds with each other when it comes to ethical use of magic.

Interesting thought there. It certainly sounds reasonable.
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