Jumping The Broom: An Old Wedding Tradition for A New Life

The new Bride needs something old, something new, something borrowed, and…. a broom. The tradition of “jumping the broom” has been around for hundreds of years. It has become a special blessing that the couple takes as they make their leap into a new life together. [Read more...]

Ancestor Poem: Gede Better All The Time – You Got to Admit

Ancestor poem by Lilith Dorsey. [Read more...]

Fire Fire FireSide Chats: Voodoo Vs. Hoodoo

Today I hope to present you with my own opinion on the difference between Hoodoo and Voodoo. I would really like to hear what other people have to say about this topic, the Hoodoo movement has grown in leaps and bounds over the past 15 years, and each new day brings a new experience. [Read more...]

Voodoo Definitions: More Than Just A Word

Many people hate the word Voodoo, even though they may have beliefs that others would describe that way. No doubt Voodoo has gotten a bad rap in the media, in the papers, in the minds of most people. In Haiti the tradition is properly referred to as Vodou, or Vodoun. The practices are a complex system of worship that gracefully touches every aspect of life. [Read more...]

Tarot Fool and Foolishness: The Beginning of the End

In Tarot, the fool is assigned the number zero, if we can even call zero a number. In the same way, it’s hard to say if the fool card is even a card. Like the joker in the modern deck of playing cards, it is a holdover from ancient times past. It is everything and nothing, the chicken and the egg, the Ouroboros serpent eating or vomiting its own tail into existence. [Read more...]

8 Reasons Why We Hate Psychics

We have all seen THOSE psychics. I had one chase me around the supermarket with a broom once, but that is another story. A recent search turned up over three quarters of a million results as to “Why I hate psychics”! Join me as we examine why most of the time the fault lies in the person reading the stars, not within ourselves. [Read more...]

Fortitude Fried Chicken Recipe

Onions, garlic, paprika, these are spices of life that make us strong. They were the classic ingredients of our ancestor’s fried chicken recipes, and we still love to eat them today. Many of the popular soul food dishes from the Southern U.S. grew in popularity because of the necessity of the everyday lives of the slaves. [Read more...]


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