Voodoo Universe’s 400th Post: What’s New, What’s Next ?

400 posts. Sometimes I’m in awe of the body of work we have put together for this blog over the years. We profile accurate and respectful information about the religions of New Orleans Voodoo, Haitian Vodou, La Regla Lucumi, and other Afro-Diasporan traditions. [Read more…]

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Nat Turner And The Wait For Birth Of A Nation

Birth of a Nation 2016, the hashtag for the film is #standwithus and the message has been rise up. Some hoped to interpret this as meaning rise up constructively, and without altercation, but in all likelihood we are beyond that strategy. [Read more…]

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#31DaysofSamhain Instagram Challenge

I could write about the ancestors everyday, so I came up with the idea to challenge myself and my newly formed instagram account to present #31DaysofSamhain posts each and everyday leading up to Samhain this year. [Read more…]

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Help My Ex Is Doin’ A Hex !!!

Love makes strange bedfellows, and even stranger and more desperate enemies. The truth is that there are people who can be hateful and hurtful to people they love even when they are in a relationship, and when it ends things can turn downright ugly. [Read more…]

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Art, Ancestors, And Ana Mendieta

It has been over 30 years since the brilliant, talented, visionary, and spiritual artist Ana Mendieta plunged to her death on the streets of New York City. But all too often in stories like hers people focus on the negative and not the beauty of what was, and what remains behind. [Read more…]

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Poem: Hi Culture Lo Culture

J.J. Evans wouldn’t be able to move here.
Stepin’ Fetchit wouldn’t be able to sleep here.
Fruit is very strange here. [Read more…]

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Video: Witchcraft & Voodoo Episode 6 Deities, Orisha, Loa 2

Get ready for another fabuous episode of Witchcraft & Voodoo. This time around my co-presenter Sable Aradia and I discuss the further intricacies of Deities, Orisha, and Loa in our respective traditions. [Read more…]

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