Saut d’Eau : Vodou’s Sacred Water Flows in Haiti

Rush photo by Vikram Vetrivel. Licensed under CC 2.0, photo cropped and text added.

Born in fire and blessed in water the religion of Vodou is strong . Each year between July 14th and 16th thousands of Haitian practitioners of Vodou make the pilgrimage to the waterfalls called Saut D'eau, known in Kreyol as Sodo. July 16 is the Catholic feast day for the Virgin of Mount Carmel, who is often associated with the Vodou Lwa Erzulie, patron of love.Legend has it that the waterfalls became sacred after the sighting of the Virgin Mary, who appeared on a palm tree there in the … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Sacred Santeria Baths for Money !

Oshun altar for the feast of Caridad del Cobre.

The religion of Santeria, also known as La Regla Lucumi, regularly uses scared baths and washes to bring about positive change in their worshiper's lives. These baths are traditionally used for love, money, success, and just about anything else you can imagine. The formulas below can also be used as spiritual floorwash by adding a few dashes to your regular cleansing mixture.Before you start any ritual cleansing of yourself, first be sure that your home is clean. My post Cleaning House with … [Read more...]

Love’s Delirious Goddess: A Praise Poem

I have a burning hot love letter 4 U :) photo by Nina Matthews.

Love's Delirious GoddessThis is a praise poem I wrote several years ago to honor the Goddess, inside, outside and everywhere! Many Blessings!  Scream a whisper.Shake a picture.Think a moment friend.When true love boils near,It is a luscious gift of eternity's roadTake and please the delirious goddess.Flood her sweat with beauty.Produce a garden from shadow. … [Read more...]

Wild Wise Women of Science Fiction: Inara and Number 6

Battlestar Galactica at EMP/SFM photo by tales of a wandering youkai. Licensed under CC 2.0

Sacred Sensual: Now and AlwaysThe sacred and the sensual go hand in hand, hand in glove, hand in... well fill in the blank. Powerful sensual women grace the Sci-Fi verse in shows as diverse as Firefly, Star Trek, and Battlestar Galatica.In other realms a sensual female can often be labeled a slut or a skank to use the vernacular, but here they are honored for the erotic power they embody. My post Sacred Whores deals with the confusing history and differences between a Christian … [Read more...]

Oshun Mango Peach Salsa Recipe for Love

Oshun Mango Salsa photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

Originally thought of as an exotic fruit from paradise the sensual Mango has now become a regular item in most markets. Here in New York City vendors carve the delicacies into artful flowers and sell them on the street corner offering a unique summer treat. In Haitian Vodou the serpent Lwa Simbi is offered mangoes. Cuban Santeria, meanwhile, as the fruit as a traditional offering for both Ochosi - lord of the hunt, and Oshun- the sensual Orisha of love and dance.The mango was used in the … [Read more...]

Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau: Bit of a Bibliography

Marie Laveau- fire in our hearts photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

Volumes have been written about Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. She was the most famous Voodoo practitioner of all time. Her name is synonymous with the divine magick and mystery of New Orleans. There is a huge amount of information to sort through, and I humbly recommend my book Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism as a resource. In it I mention the “mythic tales surrounding Mademoiselle Marie. They include her walking on water and her drowning and resurrection.” However, I would also like to share a f … [Read more...]

Top Ten Survival Tips for Pagan Festivals

Top Ten Survival Tips For Pagan festivals photo by Lilith Dorsey.  All rights reserved .

 We are sarong deep in that time again people. Pagan festival season lets us get our freak on from Canada to Florida, and our sacred souls need it. Those seeking me out can find me at the Sankofa, Sirius Rising, and Earth Warriors Vanguard Festivals, and stay tuned to this blog and my ever evolving sacred schedule. If you find me at one of my workshops or where I'm vending, I will have a special something for you.I've been attending Pagan festivals for over two decades now, and I … [Read more...]


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