How Anti-Pagan St. Patrick Became Voodoo’s Damballa !

In Voodoo inside out, upside down, and backwards are often all the same thing. It’s this creative way of thinking that allies Ireland’s St. Patrick with the Haitian Vodou God Damballa. [Read more...]

Guest Post: Erzulie- The Faces of Love by Tehron Gillis

A heart that breaks for our transgressions towards each other, that hardens in the face of injustice, and quickens when enraged. As we study the rhythms of the heart we begin to learn the many faces of Erzulie. [Read more...]

Part 2: More Truth About Voodoo Spells

People are willing to sell their souls and empty their wallets for the mystical, magical Voodoo spell. There are some basic Voodoo truths you need to know first, and I’m going to lay it all out for you. [Read more...]

Voodoo’s Bride of Death: Maman Brigitte

You might know her from the roses in her hair, the eye sockets in her skull, or the icy Voodoo hand there to hold if you need it. Maybe you don’t even know her name. It’s Brigitte, Maman Brigitte. She is the ancient primal feminine power. [Read more...]

Fire Fire Fireside Chats: Santeria Three Kings Oil Video

Recipe for Three Kings oil and instructions for a simple blessing. The Three Kings blend is said to bring about a speedy change in fortune and heal emotional trauma. [Read more...]

Legba Is Different From The Barons: We All Look Alike to You?

There are a lot of divinities, or Lwa, in the Voodoo pantheon — some say 101, some say 401, some say as many as you can imagine and then add one more. There are legions of spirits, each one unique and sacred in its own blessed way. [Read more...]

The Voodoo Truth About Papa Legba

The portrayal of Papa Legba in this week’s episode of American Horror Story: Coven left a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths, or should I say, up their noses. May I state now unequivocally as both an anthropologist and a Voodoo priestess that there is no association between Legba and drugs that I have ever come across in my over twenty years of practice and study. This week’s episode, in addition to having this ancient honored deity disrespectfully portrayed as a drug sniffing control freak, also shows him as a baby stealing, soul sucking devil. [Read more...]


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