A husband helps to make it easier on the verge of his wife. Beyond the stereotypes, which describe pure voodoo as black magic rituals with dolls, animal sacrifices and undead, this is basically a peaceful religion, which the rites are a mystical experience for the uninitiated. Voodoo has played a major role in organizing the struggle for independence from the Haitian people. A voodoo ceremony officiated Bois Cayman in 1791, led by the priest slave Boukman, is considered crucial in the first Haitian rebellions that led to the country's independence. Some leaders like Toussaint Louverture and Jean Jacques Dessalines banned during his tenure as the potential fear they inflicted.