Oh My Yemaya- Goddess of the Ocean

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“ they kissed the ground and said Oh My Yemaya, thank you." Legend has it that when slaves were taken from their homelands in Africa and forcibly placed on ships, they believed that the ocean would swallow them up, and they prayed to Yemaya to save their lives. When they finally reached land they kissed the ground and said Oh My Yemaya, thank you.Yemaya is an Orisha, a mother goddess, a goddess of the sea. For many she is also a goddess of the moon. She is worshiped in the r … [Read more...]

Voodoo Not Legit? Just Quit Please !

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The Voodoo religion flame wars are flying. Not that this is a new thing, I had the first ever Voodoo website back in 1992. Then, as now, I tried to provide respectful and accurate information and products for devotees of Voodoo, Vodou, and La Regla Lucumi, better known as Santeria. I published the Oshun- African Magickal Quarterly, and we featured writings from people who have now become icons in the religion.Back then I mostly lectured in the Pagan community and I would constantly find my … [Read more...]

How to Create a Voodoo Vision Board Hanging

Voodoo Vision Board hanging photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

Most peoples idea of Voodoo involves skulls, bones, and stolen hair. Blame the media. Don't believe the hype. The truth about New Orleans Voodoo and Haitian Vodou is that they incorporate every aspect of life and death into their practices. This stems from a constant respect and honoring of the Lwa (Loa) the demi-Gods and demi-Goddesses who represent the sacred forces of the earth and beyond.Vision boards are nothing new. They consist of pictures, drawings, and words to help inspire and … [Read more...]

Nigeria’s World Sango Festival 2014

Bowl with lid, Yoruba people, Nigeria photo by Cliff. Text added. Licensed under CC 2.0

Sango is a king, a god, a warrior. This year's World Sango festival was held in Oyo Nigeria on August 21-30. Created to celebrate African cultural heritage, the event features performances from different Orisha worshiping groups from around the globe. Last year's event was attended by a million followers. This is truly a blessing to behold. Those, like myself, who were unable to attend should check out the website for photos and more information about the cultural history and legacy of the … [Read more...]

Divination Space Station RoundUp

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We are coming up on the one year anniversary of Voodoo Universe and it's been a year of ups, downs, and inside outs. It only makes sense to talk about our ongoing series Divination Space Station, where we profile the top psychic readers from around the globe. I am proud and humbled at the amazing information that has unfolded in this series, if you missed any of it please take some time to check it out now. One of the things that amazes me about divination is that there is always something more … [Read more...]

Coffee Magick 101: Wake Up People !

Magia photo by Daniel Lobo. Text added. Licensed under CC 2.0

If we follow our minds down the path of Coffee through time we find that the history is rich. For those of us who can't live without it - coffee is everything ! The following is a quick overview of coffee magick , drink it in! Voodoo and CoffeeNew Orleans Voodoo pairs coffee with everything from blessings to bourbon. The city is known for it's preference for coffee with chicory. Natives of the crescent city often add eggshells to cut the bitterness of the blend and give it a flavor all … [Read more...]

Agayu: The Volcano’s God of Fire

Volcanic Eruption (fantasy) photo by Maxwell Hamilton. Text added. Licensed under CC 2.0

Some know the sacred energy of the volcano as Vulcan, Pele, Konohana Sakuya Hime, or Chaifi, but in the Afro-Caribbean religion of Lucumi (Santeria) this divine mix of fire and earth is the domain of Agayu. This fiery Orisha, also known as Agallu, Agayu Sola, Argayu Sola, and Aganyu, is ancient and powerful. He is sometimes associated with St. Christopher, whose feast day is July 25th , although some Santeria houses celebrate on July 10th. He is served offerings of boiled corn, pineapple, okra, … [Read more...]


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