ForeMama Said: Wit and Wisdom of Maya Deren

Deren was an inspiration to many, not just with her films, but with her words.“Myth is the facts of the mind made manifest in a fiction of matter.” – Maya Deren [Read more...]

Would You Go to a Voodoo Funeral Home? Could you?

The whole thing started with a hand. Not a mojo hand, made of herbs and other spiritual items, that jazz legends like Muddy Waters and Lightning Hopkins liked to sing about, but a real hand. The story is this, in November 1997 a hand was discovered in the Manatee River. The hand had been removed by funeral embalmer Paula Green-Albritton, in an attempt to make a voodoo “helping hand.” [Read more...]

History of Haint Blue- the Color of the Dead

Voodoo and Hoodoo history have a color for you: It’s called “Haint Blue.” Maybe your grandmother used it, or your great grandmother. A haint is another way of saying haunt, or ghost, but the word is not used very often these days, even if the haints still exist. [Read more...]

Honor Your Ancestors and Native People with Corn Maque Choux

New Orleans has a unique flavor all its own: the jazz, the Voodoo, the streetcar, and the food. Oh, how we love the food. Maque Choux is a Southern Louisiana corn delicacy. [Read more...]

Frequently Asked Questions About Ancestor Altars

Yesterday I wrote in detail about Creating Ancestor Altars in Santeria, Vodou, and Voodoo. Anyone can create an altar or shrine for the ancestors, and it is a great way to begin to open up your spiritual avenues. [Read more...]

Creating Ancestor Altars in Santeria, Vodou, and Voodoo

Ancestor Altars and shrines are a part of many different religions. They are present in Christian homes, Buddhist homes, Pagan homes, and even in Atheists’ homes. They can be as simple as a glass of water and a picture of Grandpa, or given an entire room to spread out in. [Read more...]

A Sicilian St. Joseph’s Day Recipe for Frittata

Every Sicilian knows that March 19th is the feast of St. Joseph. It is a time for elaborate celebrations, tables laid with flowers and food for all to share. [Read more...]


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