Alright... I want to explain some aspects of Voodoo... First...Presentation: Presentation is a BIG part of Voodoo. If I SMELL like a rotting carcase, you can SEE that I am covered in animal blood/Have animal claws on necklaces and bracelets, you can HEAR me screaming curses, or just loud animal like sounds...And I have a sword with warpaint, and talismans all over it... You wouldn't want to walk up and challenge me, with your leather helmet, shield, and wood/rock spear. Would you? Another important part... Communication. The (voodoo) people in Haiti, and the people in Cuba, talk to the people in America. One instance that I can reference that you can look up, was on Gangland. A Haitian (Voodoo adherent) gang in Florida gets information from the Haitians that live in Cuba, and work the docks. The men that work those docks, find out what boats are carry what. And they tell old Voodoo wise men in America, then those wise men pass that information off to the gang members...The gang members then go rob the boats, knowing exactly WHAT is on it and WHERE. And it's all like "A little birdie told me." Another big part of that communication, is the OLD communicate with the YOUNG. They share in decisions and hardships. And also Voodoo communities, just have a VERY strong sense of "community" in general. They understand that "It takes a village to raise a child." Faith: Faith is VERY important to them. If you BELIEVE that something can happen, then it is 10x-1000x more possible to happen. The elders understand this, and use it to promote strength and courage in the young community...(If you wear this necklace made of shit-balls, bullets can't hit you) If that kid TAKES that necklace, and TRUSTS that elder, they are more likely to succeed, than if they went through the whole mission blindly, nervous AND afraid.