The Return of Ms. Cleo, Mambo Priestess ?

Ms Cleo was the face and more memorably the voice of psychic readings in the late 90′s. Vine today published an interview with the divine Ms herself. Ms. Cleo talks about being raised in the tradition of Obeah ( a Jamaican cousin of Voodoo), and her initiation and study up to become a Mambo priestess. [Read more...]

Why I’m Different Than Other Voodoo Priestesses

Hollywood is all over Voodoo like white on dirty rice, and maybe that’s a good thing. Each week in my recent memory has brought another conversation with a producer looking to learn more. Sooner, rather than later, the conversation turns around to who I am and how I got to this weird and wonderful universe of Voodoo. [Read more...]

ForeMama Said: Wit and Wisdom of Maya Deren

Deren was an inspiration to many, not just with her films, but with her words.“Myth is the facts of the mind made manifest in a fiction of matter.” – Maya Deren [Read more...]

High John the Conqueror Root and the Mayor of Hell

People use High John the conqueror Root for justice, eloquence, money, healing, power, love, gambling, just about everything you can imagine. It can be grated or shaved and used in gris-gris bags or sprinkling powders.It is sometimes anointed with other herbs and oils to increase its power, and there is quite a bit of legend that says you can anoint it with the urine of your lover if you like to bring extra gambling success. [Read more...]

Legba Veve at the Cemetery: Voodoo Takes Action

The following piece of video art offers up the creation of Papa Legba’s veve made out of a cornmeal base in a New Orleans Cemetery. This particular ceremony was designed to honor those that we love who have passed, and to heal. [Read more...]

Santeria’s Ochosi Come and Live in My House

Ochosi is traditionally in charge of jails and cages. He is a champion of justice. There is a common prayer that roughly translates “Ochosi, come and live in my house, so I don’t have to live in yours.” [Read more...]

Pomba Gira and Mary Magdalene: Sacred Whores for the Holiday!

Nothing like a sacred whore to celebrate the holy season, so today I’m writing about two of the most famous ever, Pomba Gira and Mary Magdalene. Neo-Pagans in general seem to have a special affinity for both of these women, probably because they are real, they have sex, they help people, they don’t make excuses. [Read more...]


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