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Philipa Kerckerinck 11701 Prophetizing- Peaches and Cream All religions are very specific with the details which set that religion apart from others However when all the little details are melted away there are only a mere handful that are different in essence When looked at closely even the religions which are perceived completely dissimilar at first glance are surprisingly similar For example the Voodoo religion and that of early Christianity are stereotyped as extremely different but with closer inspection not only are these two religions are very obviously similar but Voodooism stemmed partly out of Christianity Both religions revolve around a mortal individual being used as a mouthpiece by a higher being be it spirit or god to communicate with our mortal world Yet at the same time each religion has taken its own path and although equivalent in essence have very different aspects with respect to background such as time and status as well as publicity and language In the Voodoo religion a priestess hosts a number of different ceremonies each year During these ceremonies one of the people present usually the priestess herself is supposedly possessed by one or more spirits who then communicates with the rest of the people present A typical example of a Voodoo ceremony is that described in the book Mama Lola by Karin McCarthy Brown Here Mama Lola as this voodoo priestess is known lives in Brooklyn and does all she can to stay faithful to her Haitian religion After inviting her voodoo family for what will be the birthday celebration of the spirit Azaka all members important and close gather to help set up the intricate and festive alter in the basement of Mama Lolas small apartment in Brooklyn New York While setting up the alter they are sure to include only the things Azaka likes such as his favorite colours blue and white the right liquors and all of his favorite
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