However, If you were lucky enough to have a chance to visit Haiti one day. Maybe you will granted with of invitation to take part in a religious Haitian Voodoo ceremony. Which also called in Haitian Creole “Dans Lwa”.
Meanwhile, you will have to prepare yourself to attend the Haitian Voodoo ceremony. Because this event is a kind of long opera of folkloric dances, meditation, and spiritual purification.
If you are notyet an initiated to Haitian Voodoo ritual. However, you will be granted a seat in the front lodge as a special guest.
This kind spot is reserved to the honored special noninitiated guest from a different horizon. I am talking about different race, color, nationalities, and religions to let them experience by themselves what Haitian Voodoo ceremony is all about.
A kind of hard dignitary chair, in front of the stage of the ceremony. Where you will be able to observe the percussionists playing African drums sets on one side.
As well on the other side, you will be attracted by, the voice of the chorus of singing and the artistic choreography of dancing worshipers operating the ritual of the Haitian Voodoo ceremony.
In the meantime, from your spot where you will sitting all night. You will be able to observe as best you can this type of beautiful, complex and mystical Haitian Voodoo ceremony.
From your own view, you will experience that the Haitian Voodoo ceremony is far different from what Hollywood show you in the movies or some detractors wrote about.
Because these people have no clue about what they are talking about. Indeed please allow me to take you inside of a real Haitian Voodoo ceremony.
I suggest an open mind and open eyes you may find some significant wisdom and revelation in this series of articles about the Haitian Voodoo ceremony.
Keep in mind the first night a Haitian Voodoo ceremony will start as a kind fest. That goes from a quiet dance like a court dance to an inflamed demonstration of people in full exploration of happiness and true wisdom.
Nevertheless, during the evolution of the Haitian Voodoo ceremony. People are infused by some energy that takes them to a state of an indelible hypnotic.
I am talking about an absolute trance that allowed them jumping dancing like a wild animal and feeling nothing for several hours even days and weeks.
Be aware that this scene takes you to a vortex where you will be amazed by something you never saw in your life before a kind of demoniac act of beauty.
Because, people are dancing, singing, drinking rum, smoking some homemade cigars crafted with fresh tobacco.
Wearing the most expensive outfit made for this special occasion full of a mosaic of colors and some aromatic odor of natural homemade perfume.
All kind of people are enjoying, you’ll see kids are playing in the backyard also. Back and front, in and out people circulating toward the buffet table.
They are eating some special occasion dishsuch as “Fritay” made with spicy fried mix meat, and fried green plantain, fried dumpling serve with a sauce of spicy onion with white vinegar and hot paper.
Some others who do not drink alcohol orwhonotallow because there are under age will drink ginger tea, hot spicy coffee or spicy chocolate to keep them awake and the body warm enough to enjoy the ceremony.
Around midnight, the ceremony will be so intense in activities. You will see men and women, young and old seems to experience the same level of energy.
A kind of force that will make them stay awake all night executed all kind of exotic provocative gesture during a ritual of a nearby body to body dance between male and female.
Around five o’clock in the morning, as you will have arrived in the middle of the evening, it will become painful to keep your eyes open, despite the music, the heat and the proximity of your neighbors.
Keep in mind these type of Voodoo ceremony will take place during a period of 7 days and 7 nights, cleanse the body of all negative energy accumulate during the year.
Everybody, all age from male, female, straight, gay, visitors, people other faith and religion are welcome in this symbiosis of love and harmony together.
This article is ended here because I only describe the welcome ceremony on the first night of a series of 7 days and 7 nights ritual. I will tell more in part 2 of a series of article about Haitian Voodoo.