Greetings to All,
Several months ago I was on the hatian vodoo portion of this forum and someone (can't remember who) suggested on checking out a channel on youtube by the name of 'Bokor Elmera'. Not knowing much on the subject of voudon and voodoo, I decided to subscribe to it and watched over a dozen video postings of his to learn about the basic idea of the voudon practice and the many aspects that surrounds it. First off, Bokor Elmera is very exciting when he's talking and very down to earth when he speaks of the material and it seems really approachable, along with being knowledgeable of the subject matter (at least from what I can tell). Apparently yesterday though, Bokor Elmera produced a video pertaining to E.A. and was critiquing the system that he has developed. I definitely wanted to hear what Bokor Elmera had to say, yet the moment when he made the statement of "...when white people get sensantionalism about metaphysical things...etc" it really just undermined his whole critique of E.A.'s material. Sure, E.A. has some aspects of sensationalism and flare about some of his products and services that he offers, some I agree with and some I don't but when that is your first and apparent focal point right outta the box when you critique someone, it doesn't really set you up for a solid argument as to why E.A. is a clown or a fool (can't remember exactly what B. Elmera said but anyways)... I'm sure that I could make a video response to some voudon ritual done in some Haitian home and say "...wow those voudon practitioners do some crazy shit, they draw these symbols with corn meal...that's so cheap and wretch,...and look at that chicken that they are 'sacrificing'...do they eat it afterwards? Is this sanitary?" As you can see, I could draw alot of conclusions about said religion or religious practice and NOT do my research or read any material pertaining to said religion and make some pretty stupid and uneducated conclusions. I believe that Bokor Elmera stated that he hadn't really looked over or seen any of E.A.'s material or read his books... Towards the end of the video (at 9:52) Bokor Elmera does a complete 180 degree turn and says that "...if you can't attack someone and dissect their argument thoroughly, then I think you're a weak person..." etc...Ummm...wait a second pal, you just torn into someone without thoroughly dissecting their argument at all and started this whole video straight outta the gate by saying that 'white people sensationalize' the esoteric and occult subject matter. So which is it? You dog on E.A. cause he's some ignorant white dude talking about metaphysical stuff, or do you dissect an argument thoroughly for the subject matter, and not base it on someones skin color?