This is an incredible photo shoot from LIFE magazine showing some great images from Haitian Vodou. There are no secrets exposed and the photos are mainly of people – but you can never deny the quality and emotional impact of the photos that appear in LIFE. Next to National Geographic they are just wonderful at these things.
WARNING – There are a few photos of animal sacrifice. Animal sacrifice is a normal part of Haitian Vodou, so this is simply reality. Any time animal sacrifice comes up I always like to remind everybody that the animals are consumed afterwards, that they don’t suffer and actually live more humane lives, and die less painful deaths, than the animals we eat on a daily basis raised and killed in in slaughterhouses.
That being said – enjoy the photos and skip ahead past the bloody parts if you are squeamish.