The Voodoo Truth About Papa Legba

The portrayal of Papa Legba in this week’s episode of American Horror Story: Coven left a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths, or should I say, up their noses. May I state now unequivocally as both an anthropologist and a Voodoo priestess that there is no association between Legba and drugs that I have ever come across in my over twenty years of practice and study. This week’s episode, in addition to having this ancient honored deity disrespectfully portrayed as a drug sniffing control freak, also shows him as a baby stealing, soul sucking devil. [Read more...]

Power Washing and Cement on Marie Laveau’s Tomb, Please No!

The non profit group Save Our Cemeteries reports that at Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau’s grave there were ‘chips of brick and plaster from the tomb all over the ground.’ This is the second most visited grave in the United States; it is a sacred site for thousands of Voodoo and Vodou practitioners, as well as other Pagan practitioners from across the globe. [Read more...]

Another RiCOCKulous Voodoo Claim Makes the News!

If it’s weird, or gross, or gory, it must be Voodoo, right? Fox News Latino is reporting that Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City councilwoman, is being sued in a 1 million dollar lawsuit alleging — you guessed it — Voodoo. [Read more...]

Vodou Serpent Simbi Slithers Between the Living and the Dead

Simbi is a Haitian Vodou Snake Lwa whose realm is magic, mystery and communication. January 6, the feast of the Epiphany, is the traditional time for honoring this Lwa or God. The Simbi snakes are said to reside in the trees, descending to the earth to deliver their divine magic to the world. [Read more...]

Three Kings, and Camels, and Sheep, and Santeria…Oh My!

Here in NYC the Three Kings are a big deal. We have parades with camels, parties, and hundreds of school kids lining the streets wearing paper crowns. In the Santeria religion, also better known as La Regla Lucumi, the Three Kings are a big deal too. It is a time for bringing in luck and success. [Read more...]

2014 Readings Have Three Santeria Houses in Agreement- Unprecedented!

According to El Nuevo Herald, for the first time in anyone’s memory three separate Santeria houses, two in Cuba and one in Miami are reporting the same outcome for this year’s divination, Egiobe or Ejiogbe. The houses’ agreement about the specific predictions are ongoing but the general feeling is that this means optimism for the coming year. [Read more...]

Start the New Year Off Rite with Voodoo and Santeria!

Santeria (Lucumi) and New Orleans Voodoo are both “get your hands dirty” religions, literally. Some even theorize that the reason participants frequently wear spotless white clothes, only to the roll around on the ground and dirt is a test of practitioners devotion and resolve. The New Year is a time for new beginnings. Out with [Read More...]


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