Certified Vodou (Voodoo) Theology Master Class| ACCREDITED
What you'll learn
- Where Vodou Comes From
- The Beautiful Spiritual Practice of Vodou
- The Misconceptions of Vodou
- The Pantheon of Spirits (LWA)
- Vodou Art as Spiritual Ritual & Practice
- Blending the Practice In Your Own Way
- Music in Vodou Ceremonies (Actual Drum Playing & Lecture)
- The Healing Tools & Art of Vodou
- The Veve (sacred symbols)
- Discussion of Curses, Spells and Hoodoo
- All Levels & an Open Mind
THE FIRST AND ONLY COURSE OF VODOU ON UDEMY
INTRODUCTION TO VODOU
Disclaimer 1: This is a course on Theology, the nature of beliefs & practices. This is not a course to learn how to do spells and curses, but an introduction to Vodou spiritual practices and beliefs.
Disclaimer 2: There is no animal sacrifice depicted in this course in any ceremonial video. Not all ceremonies in Vodou require an animal sacrifice, but always include offerings (food and drink, etc.). I am vegetarian and do not agree with the practice of animal sacrifice, a custom that has been part of almost every religion (including Christianity) throughout time.
Disclaimer 3: This is not a course on Witchcraft.
Vodou (Voodoo) is a religion practiced for over 5,000 years and traced back to the West Coast of Africa. So much mystery and false malignment has systematically been depicting Vodou as an evil practice filled with cursing and causing the death of others. It has been blamed throughout history for mysterious deaths and tragedy. Hollywood has produced classic movies over time depicting tribal people as evil and use Vodou to curse the "White man" with death and tragedy. Even today, it is so misunderstood that there is not even one course on UDEMY regarding the practice of Vodou. That's hard to do. Why is it such a mystery? It has been associated with evil and I will go a step further, it has been attached to evil because it is attached to black people. People often make what it unknown to them, scary and evil. The depictions of vodou is rooted in racism.
To understand others and spiritual practices, to be a more open accepting person, we have to take off the blinders and we must use our critical mind to learn the facts and make our own judgements. In belief systems, we often adopt the beliefs of our parents and they theirs before them. Today we have so much more access to knowledge and information that reveals misconceptions and untruths, and truths themselves. We now can see videos on such things our ancestors could not.
In this course, I teach through storytelling and sharing my own practice with Vodou and study. I am not a Mambo, I am one touched by the beauty of this practice and a person who has incorporated some of its practices into my daily healing practice. This is an introductory look into Vodou. If you need charts, pies and analytics, this may not be the course for you.
In this course I will be sharing ceremony practices, music, names of LWA (spirits) and their meaning as well as the reason Catholic Saints have been used to represent them, spiritual tools used, herbalism in Vodou (hoodoo) and its difference from Vodou, what draws someone to Vodou, discussion on curses and dark uses and its roots and misconceptions. See the curriculum for teh syllabus line up of lecture discussion. If you do not have an open mind or curiosity to unlearn your misconceptions this may not be the course for you.
Warning: You may have to unlearn what you think you know and be open to art and visuals that may scare you because you have never seen them before or do not understand them yet. There is nothing scary here.
Who this course is for:
- Those interested in spiritual practices and theology (beliefs and where they come from)
I am a Spiritual Teacher, Alternative Healing Therapist/Practitioner, Soul Care Provider, Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner, Certified Gestalt Psychotherapy Practitioner, Certified Spiritual Counselor, Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Massage Therapist & Health Educator and Certified Minister of Peace with 20 Years in Practice!
I have studied Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, have been Certified as a Minister of Peace, am a Certified International Natural Healer, Certified Reiki Master, a Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Health Educator, and a Certified Spiritual Counselor and Certified Gestalt Psychotherapist. My specialty has been combining rational goal setting and reason with addressing the spiritual, social needs of others and helping them sculpt their soul into who they want to become.
The most important part of all my education and experience is the act of being human and having lived (and suffered) in order to be able to help others. All the things that I teach I have lived through myself. Helping others gives my life meaning.
Something interesting about me: I'm an artist who makes miniatures, upcycle art, addicted to home design and creativity, rescue senior dogs, love Rod Serling's Twilight Zone Marathons and am a Star Trek Next Generation Fan (Nerd). I have written close to 20 books and In 2018 I spent the year traveling the US to find inspirational artists and view their work.
Thank you for choosing me as your instructor and I hope you continue to come back for more courses as I add them.