Voodoo (also spelled Voodou) is another set of beliefs and customs that has been given bad press by the media and Hollywood. Voodoo is simply a religion. It can be found in parts of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas. It is a blend of traditional beliefs and Catholicism. It is a simple yet very powerful faith that is community oriented and encourages personal empowerment and responsibility. Like anything else, it can be used for good or malice.