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If New Orleans Voodoo is primarily a magic tradition and hoodoo is a magic tradition, then what is the difference? Is it that New Orleans Voodoo practioners will work with/serve the lwa? An' if a hoodoo practioner begins his work by saying a prayer to St. Peter or Papa Legba does that mean the said root worker is practicing New Orleans Voodoo or an inspired form of it?
Also, I'm sorry I have to ask this too to see what others opinions or thoughts are on this subject. When praying to St. Peter (or St. Lazarus or El Nino de Attocha, etc) are you also praying to Papa Legba or vice versa? I personally think so as I see the saints and lwa as the same but I wanted to get other thoughts on this.