St. Dymphna: Lily of Fire

St. Dymphna photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

This delicate flower certainly did take a lot of heat. St. Dymphna is the patron saint of the mentally ill. Her legacy stands strong today for those who champion the weak and oppressed. Some refer to her as the “lily of fire.” This delicate flower certainly did take a lot of heat. St. Dymphna's story, like that of most saints and holy people, is a gruesome one. History tells us that Dymphna was beheaded by her father at the young age of 15. He did this because she refused to become his wife. It … [Read more...]

Blog Anniversary- Voodoo Universe’s Top Ten Posts You Probably Missed

The Voodoo Universe photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

The Voodoo Universe blog has made it a whole year. It's been a year of weirdness and wondrousness. We've manged to feature some amazing stuff about New Orleans Voodoo and Marie Laveau, as well as La Regla Lucumi (Santeria,) Candomble, Ifa, and Haitian Vodou. There were some wildly successful posts, usually having to do with American Horror Story Coven or Orange is the New Black, and some that didn't get the notice they deserve. So I'm going to take this opportunity to sift through 169 pearls of … [Read more...]

Oshun’s Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Oshun Butternut Squash Soup Recipe photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

Oshun is the Santeria (Lucumi) religion's Orisha of love, beauty, fertility, abundance, bounty, money, gold and marriage. Some refer to her as the “mother of the witches,” and her brews are some serious magick. Foremost she is an Orisha or Goddess of Water, the sacred embodiment of the river. Very often she is represented by statues of Caridad del Cobre, Our Lady of Copper, whose feast day is celebrated on September 8th.Oshun is turned to for help with love spells and magick spells for pro … [Read more...]

How to Create a Voodoo Vision Board Hanging

Voodoo Vision Board hanging photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

Most peoples idea of Voodoo involves skulls, bones, and stolen hair. Blame the media. Don't believe the hype. The truth about New Orleans Voodoo and Haitian Vodou is that they incorporate every aspect of life and death into their practices. This stems from a constant respect and honoring of the Lwa (Loa) the demi-Gods and demi-Goddesses who represent the sacred forces of the earth and beyond.Vision boards are nothing new. They consist of pictures, drawings, and words to help inspire and … [Read more...]

Divination Space Station RoundUp

Tarot by Slipp D. Thompson. Licensed under CC 2.0

We are coming up on the one year anniversary of Voodoo Universe and it's been a year of ups, downs, and inside outs. It only makes sense to talk about our ongoing series Divination Space Station, where we profile the top psychic readers from around the globe. I am proud and humbled at the amazing information that has unfolded in this series, if you missed any of it please take some time to check it out now. One of the things that amazes me about divination is that there is always something more … [Read more...]

Isis Goddess of the Moon and More!

Isis and Horus photo by torbakhopper. Licensed under CC 2.0

Isis is arguably the most popular of all the goddesses, she has been worshiped for approximately 4500 years ( with origin dates varying from 2700- 2500 BCE.) She is representative of beauty, love, abundance, marriage, fertility, healing, the power of the Moon and of the Afterlife. I almost want to write that she is the Goddess of everything, because she almost is. Her worship was born in Egypt, more specifically the Nile river valley. The Goddess Isis is known by many names: Aset, Ast, Usert, … [Read more...]

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

55 Ways to Connect to Goddess by Lilith Dorsey

Greetings Voodoo Universe Readers ! I'd like to announce my new book 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess with foreword by Donata Ahern. Here's a little sample, and a weird book trailer !!! Download the book this weekend only for the introductory price of 99 cents. Many blessings ! From the Introduction:Questions about connecting to Goddess? Can you connect without religion? Of course, formal or informal, organized or intuited, connection is possible. These energies are … [Read more...]


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