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...]

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Missing My Friends: An Ancestor Poem

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

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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...]

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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...]

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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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Voodoo Feast is in the Air … It Begins by Tehron Gillis

On the other side people converse in preparation of a ceremony that you had only heard rumors about. The altar, the symbol in cornmeal on the floor, and the flags send questions coursing through your head. It begins. [Read more...]

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Zora Neale Hurston … What You Probably Don’t Know

She was born the child of two former slaves in 1891, and despite many trials and tribulations she showed us all you can’t keep a good woman down. Zora is known for her books, her poems, her quotes, but there is a lot people don’t know. [Read more...]

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