The Rite to Yemaya- Some Thoughts on Appropriation

I guess some people are wondering what is the problem. The problems center around the fact that these are ancient Orisha (goddesses,) embodying the primal forces of the Universe. Their very names are an invocation and an invitation, and people clearly don’t know what they are getting into. [Read more...]

Missing My Friends: An Ancestor Poem

I’m missing my departed friends today like you miss a wish or a warming star…. [Read more...]

The Hype About HooDoo and Holy Water

Many may wonder how, or why, a Catholic mainstay like Holy Water found it’s way into traditional Hoodoo spells and formulas. I have already mentioned Hoodoo is resourceful, it’s practices survived and thrived despite years of prejudice and oppression. [Read more...]

Grains of Paradise: A Spicy Bit of Magick

Hoodoo folk magick says to place the grains in a piece of red cloth and tie it up with a picture of St. Michael as a Gris-Gris or herbal spell for safety. [Read more...]

DIY Magickal Healing Shower Bombs

Help fight back this season’s version of the plague with this easy do it yourself healing magick in the form of Eucalyptus and Lavendar shower bomb tablets. Here’s to your health !!! [Read more...]

Journey to the Ancestors: R.I.P. Karen McCarthy Brown

Haitian Vodou lost a priestess and a scholar this month with the passing of Karen McCarthy Brown. Brown crossed into the land of the ancestors on March 4, 2015. [Read more...]

March 19th Saint Joseph’s Day- A Celebration for All

This is the time to unveil a year’s worth of work celebrating culture, history and tradition… and the fun doesn’t stop there. [Read more...]


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