Sept. 24th Is The Feast of Obatala

Muneca Orisha by Jaume Escofet. Licensed under CC 2.0.

September 24th is the feast of Obatala, the La Regla Lucumi (Santeria) Orisha of the white cloth. Obatala represents purity, peace, calm and coolness. [Read more...]

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Big Chief Monk Boudreaux- Don’t Bow Down

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux photo by Derek Bridges. Licensed under CC 2.0

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux is a powerful presence with a luminous spirit. I was honored and pleased to meet him on my trip to New Orleans last month. [Read more...]

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Legendary Vodou Priest Max Beauvoir Dead At 79

RIP Max Beauvoir

Eloquent, articulate, knowledgeable and committed to his religion, this legend passed away Saturday September 12 at his home in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti after an extended illness. [Read more...]

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Bright Blessings Corn Chowder Recipe

Corn photo by Lilith Dorsey.

Corn has been used magickally throughout the ages for fertility, healing, success, and more. This recipe combines the sweet flavor of summer corn to make a savory meal, it can be eaten at Lammas (Lughnasadh) or anytime to enjoy these delicious blessings. [Read more...]

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St. John’s Eve – The Darker Side of Solstice

St. John's Eve altar photo by Lilith Dorsey. Allrights reserved.

St. John’s Eve is thought of by many as the most important holiday in the New Orleans Voodoo calendar. Many think of Voodoo as a religion focused on negativity and darkness, in reality however many of the practices involve blessings of joy and universal connection.  St. John’s eve is a celebration of light and fire [Read More...]

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Juneteenth Recipe Roundup – Eating with the Ancestors

Strawberries, Ripe Strawberries photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

There are lots of different ancestor recipes that get made for Juneteenth. For those unfamiliar with the holiday it is a Texas tradition. People celebrate with barbecues, parties, and parades. At it’s core it is a remembrance of Freedom, hard won and long in coming. [Read more...]

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Voodoo Review: Eve’s Bayou

Samuel L. Jackson photo by neovain. Licensed under CC 2.0

Shrouded in death, ancestors, and mystery …Eve’s Bayou centers around a child called Eve. [Read more...]

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