A Child’s Eye View of Vodou
By Dalton Miller
Copyright 2011 Spero Publishing
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The practice of Vodou (Voodoo, Voodoun) includes elements that may be considered unacceptable or inappropriate by modern Western parents. Indeed, certain modern American parents (like the editor) have cringed while reading this work.
The use of tobacco, alcohol (like rum), and ecstatic dancing are facts of the Vodou experience. These practices originated in an earlier time, among people who were not bound in Victorian ideals, and to whom these practices were the meat-and-potatoes of their spiritual life.
The editor has declined to remove any reference to the use of tobacco products or alcohol in ritual from this book for reasons of editorial integrity, respect for the religion and its adherents, and, above all…because sheltering our children is more harmful to them than is exposing them to the harsh realities of the world. The editor’s daughter will hear every word in this book before bedtime; the editor leaves the decision to other parents. This book has not been censored.
I would like to thank the author for describing the use of tobacco and alcohol in a tasteful manner herein.