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Hello from a novice...

My name is Jessica, and I'm a Vodou beginner.

I first got into the Baron Samedi in a very strange way. Through Dr Facilier in Disney's The Princess And The Frog, so to speak. (In almost the same way Son Of The Mask got me into Loki, a long time ago.) I've seen and heard many gods and goddesses, including Baron...but I have one small complaint. I don't know if he's real or not! Every time I see him, it's with my mind's eye, not my true eyes. Drives me nuts. Right now, I have a little spot on my nightstand to put a little skeleton toy, so that probably works as a makeshift altar. One Vodou practicioner said that the Baron reminded her of Beetlejuice, and I can clearly see why!

Anyway, it's nice to be here!

PS: To all the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, I hope the Baron guides you to a wonderful afterlife. To the survivors, keep praying! Red Cross is comin' to help!

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dangerousface
Jan. 14th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
Most people don't see with their physical eyes--after all, the Lwa, the Orishas, and Others are not usually in physical form unless They are embodying someone. Many people see like you do, myself included.
princess_samedi
Jan. 14th, 2010 03:33 am (UTC)
Hm. I didn't know that. Thanks for believing me!
tissuepaperpet
Jan. 14th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
Depends on how "real" you expect them to be. They exist, after all, because we believe in them and lend energy to them. If everyone walked away and refused to believe anymore then could they really still exist? It's one of those if 'a tree falls in the woods' sort of things, I suppose.
I can tell you that I have witnessed someone channel Baron Samedi before and he appeared pretty real to me.
tissuepaperpet
Jan. 14th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
OT
My name is Jessica, and I'm a Vodou beginner.

BTW, me too! lol
meetzemonsta
Jan. 14th, 2010 05:51 am (UTC)
I can tell you that I have witnessed someone channel Baron Samedi before and he appeared pretty real to me.

By "channel", do you mean a possession?
tissuepaperpet
Jan. 14th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
Yes. Sorry for not clarifying.
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