Voodoo Universe Explores Babalu Aye and Ricky Ricardo

Babalu Aye is an Orisha, or demi-god, in the religion of Santeria, more properly known as La Regla Lucumi. Most people, however, only recognize the words as those of the popular television character Ricky Ricardo, played by Desi Arnaz on I Love Lucy, one of the most famous shows of all time. [Read more...]

What Goddess? Where? Book Trailer: 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess

Greetings Voodoo Universe Readers ! I’d like to announce my new book 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess. Here’s a little sample, and a weird book trailer !!! [Read more...]

Naked Voodoo: The Sexualization of a Religion

One of the ways the popular media has chosen to portray New Orleans Voodoo and Haitian Vodou is as a religion focused on highly sexualized rites and orgiastic possession. In my experience as a Voodoo priestess and scholar, nothing could be further from the truth. [Read more...]

Wild Wise Women of Science Fiction: Inara and Number 6

Sacred Sensual: Now and Always The sacred and the sensual go hand in hand, hand in glove, hand in… well fill in the blank. Powerful sensual women grace the Sci-Fi verse in shows as diverse as Firefly, Star Trek, and Battlestar Galatica. In other realms a sensual female can often be labeled a slut or [Read More...]

Orange is the New Black Puts On Santeria Whites

Rarely do we get a portrayal of the Santeria Religion, more correctly known as La Regla Lucumi, on television. It seems that Orange is the New Black is trying to change that. From 1985 to 2014, we’ve come a long way; Santeria on television doesn’t always mean animal sacrifice and dubious murder, and it’s about time. [Read more...]

8 Reasons Why We Hate Psychics

We have all seen THOSE psychics. I had one chase me around the supermarket with a broom once, but that is another story. A recent search turned up over three quarters of a million results as to “Why I hate psychics”! Join me as we examine why most of the time the fault lies in the person reading the stars, not within ourselves. [Read more...]

Wild Wise Women of Science Fiction: Guinan

One of the things we see most often, especially in the Science fiction of the last 50 years is a predominance of powerful women. The Sci-Fi ‘verse is one of those unique domains where women fortunately rule the roost. There are wise hostesses like Guinan, sacred and sensual companions like Inara and Number 6, and tough and ballsy captains like Ripley and Janeway. [Read more...]


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