“The Vodou faith teaches us to bless nature and support cosmic harmony for the purposes of mastering divine magnetism,” he said. “Vodou accepts the existence of the visible and the invisible, in a sense that it is believed that one does not see all that exists, and Vodou is in full compliance with the laws of nature.”
That Voodoo is mostly about black magic or conjuring evil forces is only one of many misconceptions about the religion. While a Bokors, which could be described as a sorcerer of sorts, do exist, Karen said the darker aspects of Voodoo are not common practice. “It’s extremely rare and often looked down upon by many Vodouisants themselves,” he said.