Appetite for Ancestors: Samhain the Voodoo Way

In Afro-Caribbean Religions like Voodoo, Vodou, and Lukumi or Santeria the true spirits of Halloween are the ancestors. It’s a time for reconnecting, remembering and honoring those who have gone before. [Read more...]

Ten Worst Voodoo Films of All Time

Most people’s exposure to the Voodoo religion comes unfortunately in the form of horribly bad movies. Zombies, possession, and Voodoo dolls crying out to Damballa are only some of the ludicrosity that Hollywood has chosen to display. [Read more...]

Sell My Soul: Commodification in Voodoo and Santeria (La Regla Lukumi)

Sex sells. Sin sells. Voodoo sells. It’s true, I didn’t make it up. The current season of American Horror Story Coven uses a bizarre mix of reality and supreme fantasy to get its point across, a major clothing manufacturer places a giant veve (ritual symbol) for Papa Legba in its store window to sell t-shirts, and I’m left shaking my head. [Read more...]

Guest Post: All Under Aida Wedo By Tehron Gillis

LGBTQ themes in Voodoo, Santeria aka Lucumi, Haitian Vodou, and other Afro-Diasporan traditions by an actual practitioner. [Read more...]

New Orleans Ritual Voodoo Coffee

There are many different ritual coffee drinks used around the Afro-Diasporan world. Many of these are alcoholic and are used both as offerings to the Voodoo gods, and fortification for the worshippers. [Read more...]

Fire Fire Fireside Chats: The Truth About Zombies

The latest video installment of Fire Fire Fireside chats. This time I take a look at the realities and the myth of Voodoo and Zombies, and even share a few pictures of me joining in the fun. [Read more...]

Taking Real Pictures of Ghosts: 10 Tips for Better Paranormal Photography

For the past decade I have been teaching a workshop on Psychic Photography, Video and Audio Recording. The following advice can be utilized not just for capturing ghosts on film, but for recording rituals (when permitted) and other spiritual happenings. [Read more...]