Vodun F.A.Q. – What Is The Difference Between African Divination and Psychic Readings?

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 First and foremost, “psychic” abilities are completely unnecessary in African spirituality. Divination does not require any special superhuman or paranormal powers at all. Traditional numerical forms of divination are based on a lexicon of legends, stories, proverbs, and lineage and historical records. The landing of the nuts, seeds, stones, or…

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What methods of divination are suitable for African spirituality? | Vodun F.A.Q.

Though Orunmila or a similar deity is in charge of all divination methods, the traditional African methods are the only ones that can offer traditional African information. What that means is that Ifa, Afa, and other forms of authentic, indigenous African methods of divination are the only way that today…

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What Is the Significance of Symbols in Vodun? Is It Okay To Wear Them? | Vodun F.A.Q.


There are many symbols associated with Vodun and diaspora systems. Their meaning and significance, as with many things, varies from place to place. Some of the most familiar and widely publicized on the internet are Haitian veve. These are symbols that are employed when Lwa (deities, forces of nature, and…

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Vodun F.A.Q. – How are sex, orientation, and gender perceived in Vodun?

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Update March 10, 2023: Because of a spate of homophobic content being posted in the African spirituality community, I needed to address the issue of colonial gender roles and labels, why homophobia is quite bluntly, a “white” supremacist affliction, and how posting homophobic content is participating in human sacrifice. Please…

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