Bessie Smith, BB King and the Hoodoo Blues

The Hoodoo tradition is older than Bessie Smith and BB King put together. The resourceful and powerful system of practices “jes grew” out of hardship and the oppression of slavery and colonial injustice. Part of the creative beauty of Hoodoo is that it uses whatever it can. [Read more...]

For Flint… A Wise Man Said

The Dragon Ritual Drummers have been like family to me for almost two decades now. I was sad to learn this morning of the passing of Flint, a brother, a drummer, and an inspiration. [Read more...]

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...]

Tarot Card Poem: The Fool … Unplugged

One of my own personal reflections about tarot performed live in NYC some years ago. It centers around the concept of the Fool, the card numbered zero. So it begins …. [Read more...]

2014 Voodoo and Santeria on Television- That’s Not Entertainment !

I will continue to watch the mainstream media, with a hopefully eye, a scratchy head, and a prayer we don’t get anymore roaches. [Read more...]

Beware the Ginger Vampire !!!

The goddess Lilith was thought to have red hair, and is depicted thusly in traditional art, such as in D.G. Rosetti’s Lady Lilith. The famous 1892 painting by John Collier features a strawberry blonde Lilith. The Celtic Goddess Brighid is also frequently depicted as having long flowing red locks. Even Mary Magdelene, infamous friend of Jesus Christ is shown with red hair. [Read more...]

Review: The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult

DuQuette’s introduction raises more questions than it answers. He speaks of Science Fiction as the child of Horror, a way to make new meaning out of a dystopic world. Is the author saying there is an inherent connection between Magick and escape? [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X