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Voodoo is a religious tradition originating in West Africa, which became prominent in the New World due to the importation of African slaves. West African Vodun is the original form of the religion; Haitian Vodou and Louisiana Voodoo are its descendants in the New World. Louisiana Voodoo, also known as New Orleans Voodoo is a term that is used for a form of the Voodoo spirituality which historically developed within the French- and Louisiana Creole French-speaking African-American population of the U.S. state of Louisiana. ...


Voodoo may also refer to:


Aircraft

  • F-101 Voodoo, an American supersonic military fighter
  • CF-101 Voodoo, the F-101 in Canadian service
  • XF-88 Voodoo, a prototype jet fighter aircraft, the F-101's predecessor

The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo was a supersonic military aircraft flown by the USAF and the RCAF. Initially designed as a long-range bomber escort (known as a penetration fighter) for the Strategic Air Command, the Voodoo served in a variety of other roles, including the fighter bomber, all-weather... Two 409 Squadron CF-101s in the mountains of British Columbia The CF-101 Voodoo was an all-weather interceptor aircraft operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Forces between 1961 and 1984. ... Supersonic jet-turboprop hybrid XF-88B The McDonnell XF-88 Voodoo was a long-range, twin-engine jet fighter aircraft designed for the United States Air Force. ...

Music

Voodoo is a neo soul album by DAngelo, released on January 11, 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... Voodoo is a concept album by King Diamond. ... Voodoo is the debut album by Max on the Rox, released in 2000 and recorded by Nappi Aaltonen at Welmu Studios. ... Voodoo-U is the second studio album from Belgian electronic band Lords of Acid. ... The song Voodoo, written by lead singer Sully Erna, is a 1999 single by the band Godsmack from their self-titled album Godsmack. ... Voodoo Chile is a song by The Jimi Hendrix Experience from the album Electric Ladyland. ... Voodoo Child (Slight Return) is the last track on the third and final album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland. ... Voodoo Child is a dance song written by Elvis Costello, James Ash and Steve Davis, produced by Ash for the Rogue Traders second album Here Come the Drums and was the first single for the new member Natalie Bassingthwaighte. ... The Spice Girls are a British all-female pop group, formed in London in 1994. ... Since its 1999 debut, the VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE (http://www. ... Voodoo Glow Skulls are an underground third-wave ska band. ... Voodoo People is Paul Jackson, a psychedelic trance artist. ... Early Acid House track by A Guy Called Gerald. ... A Guy Called Gerald is the stage name for Gerald Simpson, a musician, record producer and DJ, and perhaps best known for his early work in the Manchester (UK) acid house scene in the early 1990s and the track Voodoo Ray. At that time, he specialised in techno music produced... A Guy Called Gerald is the stage name for musician, record producer and DJ Gerald Simpson from Moss Side in Manchester, United Kingdom. ...

People

  • Alexandre Boisvert, an American pornographic actor who uses as stage name a.o. "Voodoo", "Voo Doo" and "VooDoo Child".

Comics

Brother Voodoo is a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Voodoo is the name of a comic book character from DC Comics/Wildstorm. ...

Magical thinking

Voodoo may be applied to forms of "magical thinking" in various disciplines: In psychology and cognitive science, magical thinking is non-scientific causal reasoning (e. ...

  • Voodoo economics, a derogatory term for supply-side economics
  • Voodoo programming, a tongue-in-cheek term for using a programming system or language which one does not fully understand
  • Voodoo science, a derogatory term for research that may fall short of the scientific method

Supply-side economics is a school of macroeconomic thought which emphasizes the importance of tax cuts and business incentives in encouraging economic growth, in the belief that businesses and individuals will use their tax savings to create new businesses and expand old businesses, which in turn will increase productivity, employment... Voodoo programming (a term derived from voodoo economics) is a tongue-in-cheek term for using a programming device, system or language which you do not fully understand. ... Voodoo Science, another term for pseudoscience, was popularized in a book of the same title (ISBN 0195147103) written in 2001 by Robert L. Park. ...

Other

This article is about the system hardware manufacturer. ... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 2004 Home arena New Orleans Arena City, State New Orleans, Louisiana Head Coach Mike Neu ArenaBowl championships none Conference titles none Division titles 1: 2004 Wild Card berths none The New Orleans VooDoo is a team in the Arena Football League, and is owned... 3dfx Interactive was a company which specialized in the manufacturing of cutting-edge 3D graphics processing units and, later, graphics cards. ... Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom logo Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, located in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, just outside of Allentown, is one of the most recognizable and popular amusement parks in the United States. ... The Voodoo Kin Mafia, originally known as the New Age Outlaws (WWF) and also known as the James Gang (TNA), are a professional wrestling tag team currently in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) that consist of B.G. James and Kip James. ... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...

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Voodoo (1786 words)
Voodoo is a practical religion, playing an important role in the family and the community.
Voodoo survives as a legitimate religion in a number of areas of the world, Brazil where it is called "Candomblé;" and the English speaking Caribbean where it is called “Obeah”.
The Voodoo priests consulted their oracle and learned how the political battle would have to be fought in order for them to be victorious.
Voodoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2372 words)
Voodoo (Vodun or Vudun in Benin and Togo; also Vodou in Haiti; Vodon, Voudoun, Voudou, or other phonetically equivalent spellings) is a transliteration from the Fon language.
"Voodoo" is an Americanized spelling that began to appear during the occupation of Haiti by American Marines, and was applied to the practice in both Haiti and Louisiana.
Voodoo is used to describe the Afro-creole tradition of New Orleans, Vodou is used to describe the Haitian Vodou Tradition, while Vudon and Vodun and Vodoun are used to describe the deities honoured in the Brazilian Jeje (Ewe) nation of Candomble as well as West African Vodoun, and in the African diaspora.
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