Voodoo, Beyonce, Racism, and Resistance

African-American Ritual Cookbook in some bad company. All rights reserved.

I stand beside her and the rest of my sisters as an unapologetically black Voodoo woman who fights, hopes, and prays for a better tomorrow. [Read more...]

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Rebuilding …How You Can Help After The Fire At The Voodoo Spiritual Temple

Priestess Miriam and Dr. John at the back of the Voodoo Spiritual Temple and Cultural Center 2010. Photo courtesy of Lacrimae Mundi. All rights reserved.

Please I beg all of my readers here to share this and donate. I myself will be there this weekend hopefully helping in whatever way I can. I will keep you posted on the progress. [Read more...]

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Spiritual Lessons From Science Fiction : The Force, The Unknown, Q

Jedi photo by Phillip West. Text added. Licensed under CC 2.0

Fans of the Star Wars series of films are very familiar with the “force.” It is everywhere, it is everything. It can be used for good, it can be used for ill. If we cultivate it, we can do anything. [Read more...]

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What’s That Magickal Smell ? Kolonia 1800 Water

Kolonia 1800.

This famous formula is made by Crusellas and Company, a Cuban company that traces it’s origins back to 1863. Some websites say this product is a good cologne for men that will bring “immediate freshness,” but that isn’t it’s only purpose. [Read more...]

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Whiskey Pretzel Recipe For The Ancestors

Whiskey pretzels, yes yes photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

I don’t know about your ancestors, but mine love whiskey in all it’s glorious forms- Scotch, Bourbon and the like. The religion of New Orleans Voodoo often uses alcohol as an offering for the divine spirits of the ancestors. [Read more...]

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Strange But True Story of Voodoo, Cross-Dressing, and Murder

Strange But True photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

Is it ok to kill someone because of their religious practices, specifically the Voodoo religion ? Is it ok to kill them because of their sexual orientation, or style of dress ? I’d like to think not, but I would be unrealistic. [Read more...]

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Damballa and Aida Wedo : Serpents Who Shine Through The Rainbow

Damballa flag featuring Aida and Erzulie at Haiti Cultural Exchange, Brooklyn. Photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

In a time before time there were two serpents- a male and a female. They were lovers, intertwined souls, who danced their magick on the continent of Africa. [Read more...]

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