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date: 17 April 2024

voodoo death n. 

Source:
A Dictionary of Psychology
Author(s):

Andrew M. Colman

Death or apparent death resulting from the effects of voodoo, a set of religious beliefs and practices of West African origin, surviving in Haiti and other parts of the Caribbean and in scattered communities in the southern United States. Voodoo formerly involved human sacrifice and cannibalism; it now involves sorcery and curses so frightening that they are believed to be capable of causing the death of their victims, though some of the deaths may be apparent rather than real and may result from poisoning by sorcerers attempting zombification (... ...

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