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What's the Deal with Voodoo Anyway?

What is Voodoo? We often seen the religion as Voodoo, but a more accurate spelling is Vodou.  Voodoo spelling is more the pop-culture spelling of the religion.  Voodoo is a religion that originated in Africa, it is a combinations of different Catholic, African and Native American traditions and rituals.  A person who practices Voodoo is a Voodooist.  Unlike many traditional religions, Voodoo has no scripture and is a community based religion with individual experiences.    Is Voodoo Bad? Voodoo is a religion.  It is a religion that has wrongly been singled out and associated with evil.  Voodoo is different and many times people are afraid of the things they don't understand.  What makes it worse is that it has become...

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The Meaning behind the Skull and Crossbones

Skull and Crossbones is a Lasting Symbol The skull and crossbones is one of the most universally known symbols.  It is a symbol of death, it tells you to stay away, in many ways it is a warning.  But where did the symbol start?  How has the meaning changed over all of these years?  Why does it seem that the skull and crossbones is more popular now than it ever has been. Where did the symbol begin?  It is hard to imagine just were such a widely adopted symbol comes from, or who was the first to "design" the symbol.  This is one such symbol.  Skulls and bones have been used for thousands of years.  The Etruscans used skulls and...

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