People who practice voodoo believe that there is one God that created the universe, much like Christianity, but the similarities stop there. Worshipers believe that the being who created the universe is too far too reach so they worship lower deities and loas. They believe that when they worship, these loas possess them. Both men and woman can be priests.
Loas Gods to worship that aren't the one creator of the universe but are smaller Gods that can connect with the one creator and each have different powers. Loas possess worshippers.
Oum’phor A voodoo temple or place of worship. There is usually a small roofed courtyard where ceremonies are preformed and the sick are treated. There is usually a small house right outside this in which worship occurs.
D'jevo A special room set aside where examinations of voodoo candidates are examined and initiated.
Perfumes These are the best offerings for Loas. They symbolize different Gods and have a high ritual signifigance.
Pe The altars in which Gods are worshipped. They are usually square or rectangular and stand about the height of a mans chest. They are sometimes a stone.
The Red Sect Voodoo tribes in Africa that still preform human sacrifices are referred to as The Red Sect. They are a type of survival sect that see themselves as animals. They do not believe in wasting life so they do cook and eat sacrifices.
Focused Areas of Voodoo Practiced Today