Book Review: Defiant Itineraries

Defiant Itineraries is an in-depth look at the practices and scholarship of Katherine Dunham and Maya Deren specifically as they relate to American film. [Read more…]

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Vodou And The Nation Of Islam

… in today’s life, it appears as if there is no respect for human beings and no respect for the environment. What is happening is that we are being destroyed because this here (while he turns to face his procession) is what voodoo is. Voodoo is love. Voodoo is respect. [Read more…]

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Poem : Maman Brigitte Opens Wide

There is much to be seen in the magick,
When your ancestors bleed black and blue. [Read more…]

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Voodoo Photo Exhibit At The Brooklyn Public Library

The photography exhibit focuses on Agwe, The Vodou Lwa of water and safe passage. The colors for Agwe are blue and white, and offerings of flowers, food, and beverages are left at, or in, the sea for him. [Read more…]

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Another Supreme Leader Of Voodoo Elected: Joseph Fritzner Comas

Similar to many things in Haitian Voodoo, or Vodou, the path to find a Supreme Leader, or Ati, has not been simple. Newly elected Comas is 61 years old and has over 30 years in the Voodoo religion. At his ceremony in February he said ” The spirits have chosen me, I obeyed.” [Read more…]

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Stick That Voodoo Doll Up Your ….

Hopefully, I’ll never get another question about how to stick pins in someone’s genitals (not that people don’t deserve it, I can think of a few right now.) [Read more…]

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The Why Of Whites – Clothing That Is

White clothing is not limited to the Haitian Vodou Religion, Umbanda, or Lucumi (Santeria,) many different religions from Druids to Christians understand and appreciate the ritual nature of white dress. [Read more…]

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