Saut d’Eau : Vodou’s Sacred Water Flows in Haiti

Born in fire and blessed in water the religion of Vodou is strong . Each year between July 14th and 16th thousands of Haitian practitioners of Vodou make the pilgrimage to the waterfalls called Saut D’eau, known in Kreyol as Sodo. [Read more...]

Ancestor Poem: Gede Better All The Time – You Got to Admit

Ancestor poem by Lilith Dorsey. [Read more...]

Voodoo Definitions: More Than Just A Word

Many people hate the word Voodoo, even though they may have beliefs that others would describe that way. No doubt Voodoo has gotten a bad rap in the media, in the papers, in the minds of most people. In Haiti the tradition is properly referred to as Vodou, or Vodoun. The practices are a complex system of worship that gracefully touches every aspect of life. [Read more...]

My Rituals Got Referred To As “Wicca-Themed” and I’m Not Happy

Today I got a mention by another Voodoo author on their blog and it’s all I can do not to write a rant. As far as I am concerned I think he was incorrect in his description of my rituals as “wicca-themed.” They could have been called lusty, insane, or bizarre and that would have been a more fitting description. [Read more...]

ForeMama Said: Wit and Wisdom of Maya Deren

Deren was an inspiration to many, not just with her films, but with her words.“Myth is the facts of the mind made manifest in a fiction of matter.” – Maya Deren [Read more...]

Legba Veve at the Cemetery: Voodoo Takes Action

The following piece of video art offers up the creation of Papa Legba’s veve made out of a cornmeal base in a New Orleans Cemetery. This particular ceremony was designed to honor those that we love who have passed, and to heal. [Read more...]

Maya Deren: Art, Magic, and Voodoo in Transfigured Time

The true beauty of Maya Deren is that she was a renaissance woman. She was a legend, film theorist, poet, journalist, dancer, photographer, filmmaker, and Vodou priestess. Maya Deren’s innate spirituality shone through in all that she did. The L.A. Weeklydescribed Maya Deren as “Fellini and Bergman wrapped in one gloriously possessed body.” [Read more...]


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