Voodoo molestation (dictionary)
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¹ a term used by boylovers to refers to recent child pornography laws legislating that viewing an image of a child being abuse is the same as abusing the child depicted.
Voodoo describes a set of spiritual folkways which originated from African traditions. Practitioners of Voodoo believe in “sympathetic magic”. Sympathetic magic principles state a powerful link exists between entities that are similar in appearance or come into contact with each other. Items such as photographs, nail clippings, hair and other objects may be used to create an “image” of another person. This “image” may be used to cast a curse or spell. For this reason, there are some practitioners of Voodoo who are cautious of photographs, as they are powerful items capable of harm. Magic and superstition have surrounded photography from the beginning. Because of the way it captured the image, especially of living people, the camera was widely believed to cause death or illness or to steal the soul. While some cultures still believe that photography can steal your soul, most people in these cultures today allow their photograph to be taken, however infants are protected. It is still believed the souls of infants are fragile and are susceptible to leaving the body.
- The religious belief that a photograph can steal a soul. Retrieved on April 27, 2014.
- Edwards, Elizabeth. Oxford Companion to the Photograph:magic and superstition. Oxford University Press. Retrieved on April 27, 2014.