December 17th Feast of Babalu Aye

Like the Orisha Oya, the wind is one of the magickal tools he uses to accomplish his work. Various images depict Babalu Aye as being covered in wounds or sores, and in some cultures he is shown cloaked completely in raffia and straw. [Read more...]

Chango Santeria Feast Day Prayers and Dances

December 4th is the traditional feast day for the Orisha Chango in the La Regla Lucumi, also known as Santeria tradition. [Read more...]

First, Last and Always: Ancestor Roundup

Honoring and recognizing the Ancestors comes first, last, and always in African Traditional Religions. [Read more...]

Liquor is Quicker- Spirits for the Spirit

I received a promotional keychain from the Bacardi company some years back that even spoke of the bat as “ the emblem of mystical power and good fortune.” [Read more...]

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...]

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

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 online wisdom and give you Lilith’s Top Ten Posts You Might Have Missed. [Read more...]

Oshun’s Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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. [Read more...]


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