posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:55 PM
reply to post by silent thunder
I really wish ATS had a way to alert me if someone is replying to a post I created. Sometimes, I don't get to see thread responses for a week or
From what I know, veves are strictly for ceremonial use in which a priest or priestess draws them on the ground (in a sand-like substance) in order to
evoke whatever spirit the seeker is wishing to bring forth. If any part of the veve remains afterwards, they are blown away or removed.
I had been "drawn" to voodoo and hoodoo beliefs since I was very young and I just felt the need to have these loas on my body to pay tribute. I
actually sought out a local priestess in the french quarter and begged her to recreate certain veves for my tattoo. She reluctantly obliged and I took
I had some very strange and terrifying experiences shortly thereafter, which I am still unsure if they were real or my imagination. I immediately
thought I was being paid back for going against tradition. Voodoo loas aren't typically known for their kind hearts and forgiving natures.
A long winded answer to a precise question, but, uh yeah, it's not
OK. They aren't to be used as a symbol or avatar. They are not meant to
last, so to speak. I think I might change it soon anyway, now that you hexed me. ; )