DEFIANT RITE, Haitian Vodou: 12X

Corn meal is laid upon the bare chest of an infant.  Cornmeal is commonly used to create a vever, an elaborate, symbolic drawing made on the ground in order to attract the lwa spirits.  In this case, the power of the lwa is asked to enter and heal a sick child.

Corn meal is laid upon the bare chest of an infant. Cornmeal is commonly used to create a vever, an elaborate, symbolic drawing made on the ground in order to attract the lwa spirits. In this case, the power of the lwa is asked to enter and heal a sick child.