Keep reading our Haiti Voodoo quotes and sayings on this 6000-year-old spirit honoring traditional and religious practices of Africa.
Voodoo is a monotheistic religion worshipped by the Haitians and Negro communities living in the U.S, South America, and Africa.
The Vodoun was started by the slaves of the West African people brought to Haiti by the French Colonialists.
It gained more prominence when the negros were forcibly converted to Roman Catholicism by the colonialists out of insecurity, superiority, and threat to their religion.
In Haiti, Voodoo is looked upon as a religion, and people gather in front of a tree and perform rituals, and one of the believers is possessed by the mother spirit.
They attempt to connect with the spirits (Lao) by feeding them animal sacrifices, singing dance, and inviting their attention with needle pierced voodoo dolls.
The believers of the Voodoo spirit religion believe the mother spirit has arrived to give them prophecies, warnings, and other vital advice to solve their life problems.
Even today, for the Haitians and a large sect of Africans, Voodoo is a way of life living amidst the spirits.
Best Voodoo Quotes and Sayings
If science ever gets to the bottom of Voodoo in Haiti and Africa, it will be found that some important medical secrets, still unknown to medical science, give it its power, rather than the gestures of ceremony.
– Zora Neale Hurston
I straightforward invite you to this worldly connection of God and their function for the procedures of performing magical rites. I ensure you with the best voodoo and love spell which will embody magical powers.
– Ever Smith
The background of the Negro culture is voodoo and magic; and the purposes the magic are control and power over God, man, nature and society. Voodoo and magic was the religion and life of America’s Negro.
– R.J. Rushdoony
Voodoo is not some kind of black magic cult. It’s the distillation of very profound religious ideas that came over during the tragic era of slavery.
– Wade Davis
My understanding of voodoo is that it was important to the people who practiced it because it helped them survive. There are practical ways it enabled survival. It used herbal medicine to heal, to aid in childbirth. It was a spiritual system. It made room for hope and for magic and for possibility. For people who struggle and fight to survive and who fight to live, those are really important things.
– Jesmyn Ward
I have learned a great deal from other Witches, Wiccans, Odinists, Voodoo and Hoodou practitioners, Druids and many others who consider themselves Pagan. The one common thread is that every single person has been nonjudgmental. Isn’t this what it’s all about, acceptance? Are we not here to design our own spiritual path?
– Arin Murphy-Hiscock
The music in Haiti is all tied up in voodoo and African rhythm, and so there’s this funny thing: go to a voodoo ceremony, and then go to a Catholic church and tell me which music you liked better, to which one the music is more integral.
– Win Butler
When people think about this religion, they’ll say voodoo this and voodoo that in the way the Hollywood movies show it: the sticking of pins in dolls. It’s very different than Vodou – which is a religion that comes to Haiti from our ancestors in Africa. I want to differentiate it from the stereotypical, sensationalized view that we see of the religion.
– Edwidge Danticat
Voodoo is a very interesting religion for the whole family, even those members of it who are dead.
– Terry Pratchett
Too bad you can’t buy a voodoo globe so that you could make the earth spin real fast and freak everbody out.
– Jack Handey
Voodoo is very old magic – possibly one of the oldest forms of all time. It’s often referred to as vodou or voudoun. Voodoo worships the loa, which are literally spirits – like ghosts – but much more powerful. The priestess can summon the loa, and the spirit inhabits her body. It’s called being ‘ridden.
– Amanda Carlson
The ‘civil rights’ revolutionary groups are a case in point. Their goal is not equality but power. The background of Negro culture is African and magic, and the purposes of magic are control and power. Voodoo or magic was the religion and life of American Negroes. Voodoo songs underlie jazz, and old voodoo, with its power goal, has been merely replaced with revolutionary voodoo, a modernized power drive.
– R.J. Rushdoony
Haiti is unique – the first successful slave revolt in history, the first black republic etc., and then when you get into the culture, the voodoo, and that wonderful synchretization of Christian and African belief and symbology, it’s like nothing the world has ever seen.
– Ben Fountain
There’s also the tradition of voodoo, the Haitian magic arts, in New Orleans. And because New Orleans is below sea level, when they bury people in New Orleans, it’s mostly above ground. So you have this idea that the spirits are more accessible and can access you more easily because they’re not even buried.
– Sam Trammell
One thing you can say is that as for the voodoo stuff, no one had ever done anything like that before. The stuff sounds very weird to us. I don’t even know if it would make it today.
– Michael Hurtt
In the old days it was called voodoo and they stuck needles in dolls, now it’s called acupuncture and they stick the needles straight into the person.
– Cathy Hopkins
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