Lever kanzo (The Awakening) is a special day the beginning of a brand new life with the strength of the spirits and the degree you've received. In this page I want to show the beauty of vodou. The beauty that the media never shows, vodou is one of the oldest religion and one of the most beautiful traditions but people never get to see it. I'll share with you the most beautiful and important sectors that mambos and houngans are suppose to master, in order to become a great priestess or priest. You have to learn and master those sections in order to be the best to your spirits, community, society, and you're self.
1. La priere / prayers of guinea. The priere guinea is a valuable asset in vodou, the prayer is what lined the spirits one after the other for a feast, and it's a calling of all nations to come forth. A good prayer can last to a maximum of 2 hours or more. Without a proper la priere (prayers of guinea) and regleman the spirits won't be present in what ever it is you're doing.
2. Veves / the symbols and rituals of the spirits it's also called ceremony: you have to know and have all the correct ceremonies, a ceremony is when they start tracing on the floor with corn flour, and other different things that's sometimes used. They all have their own veves and rituals.
3. Language / the language of the spirits: you have to know how to call upon the spirits, how to open the door when they're in the way to mount someone and stops. You must be able to bring the spirit back with the language that's the tool that allows the spirits to know your capable of taking care of what they give you and able to do your work.
4. Asson / the sacred rattle: the most beautiful part in vodou is when a mambos or houngan are exchanging they're knowledge with the asson, the asson has its own language, every movement with the asson means something, and the asson is also use to call on the spirits. The asson is the most sacred object in vodou, they can use the asson to approve a mambo or houngan it can also be used to disapprove them. It's like a test they test you and if you fail, you are not worthy or qualified to be a priestess or a priest for that matter. All of those sections I just explained are extremely crucial in the initiation process and in the life of mambo and houngan without these there's a lot that can't be done. And here we go back to saying patients, time, and faith in your spirits and in your self are needed with the support of your house (society) is important as well.