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459. Study voodoo or Santeria

My Story

Updated June 13, 2009

When I was a child, I had piles of books. I loved them and read and reread all of them. Somehow, a book on witchcraft and wizardry made it into the pile. I’m sure if my parents had realized it was there, it would have been taken away, but I read it over and over just like all the others. The book scared me and I loved it.

It was not so much a book of spells and instructions as it was a history of the beliefs – I remember the witches from Shakespear’s MacBeth were discussed among other famous literary witches. I also remember there being a bit about voodoo dolls included. I was intrigued.

It’s not so much that I believe in voodoo and Santeria or other pagan beliefs – it’s that I find them fascinating. Like any other belief system or culture, I enjoy studying it and trying to understand where the beliefs originated from and how they benefit the people in that culture.


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