Meditation predates history and has been devoted as a practice of worship by Hindus’ and Buddhists. It wasn’t until 1500 BC that notations and records were kept mentioning meditation.
In the Middle Ages the Japanese Buddhists Monks took Meditation a step farther with chanting, which by the way is still practiced today. The notes from the chanting are directly affiliated with our chakra and found to be soothing.
Judaism introduced meditation into Hasidic practices and also in Kabala, which is Judaic mysticism.
The Jewish population weren’t the only fractioned of Mysticism though mediation, so were Islam. This was called Sufism, which is a practice of breathing and thinking at the same time. Islam believed “though thinking there is knowledge”.
Eastern and Western Christians also participated in mediation. It is believed the eastern Christians were introduced to mediation by the Greeks and Japanese. The practice of repeating or chanting “Jesus prayer” was widely used to undergo trance.
The western Christian Benedictine Monks also developed their
own chanting based on Christian teachings at the time. This was further developed by Saint Ignatius
In Voodoo Practice there is music available to help you channel into a strong mediation. It takes some practice, and there are classes available to help you along, once you know how to meditate, you can do it anywhere, in an airport, even at work (maybe not).
If you are a beginner or don’t meditate often, quite is key. Lighting white candles and incense will allow you to sink into your meditation and shut the world out. While in your meditation you may want to speak to one LWA, or all of the LWA, your ancestors, or a dear friend who may not be here any longer.
Meditation also has health benifits too, it reduces blood pressure!!!
XOXO, Khouzhan Ann