St. John’s Eve – The Darker Side of Solstice

St. John’s Eve is thought of by many as the most important holiday in the New Orleans Voodoo calendar. Many think of Voodoo as a religion focused on negativity and darkness, in reality however many of the practices involve blessings of joy and universal connection.  St. John’s eve is a celebration of light and fire [Read More...]

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Why Magick Is Medicine

Why magick operates as medicine is a concept I find myself explaining over and over, my teachers taught me there was no difference between the two and if something was amiss you need to be healed. [Read more...]

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The Search for Samo: Voodoo Universe’s Pilgrimage to Basquiat

His art itself is magick, power, and invocation writ both large and small….In any case this past Memorial Day weekend we travelled to the source itself to leave offerings and honor his spirit. [Read more...]

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Communication Chicken Recipe for Simbi

There are many different paths of simbi, each has it’s own unique power and sacred abode. Ultimately however, their realm is divine magick and they are turned to when truth and a clear path forward are needed. [Read more...]

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How to Use Cascarilla

Medically the plant was used as a tonic, an expectorant, to stop excessive farting, and also for “nocturnal pollutions.” For convenience sake the stuff used in ritual now is made from powdered eggshells. These Cascarilla cakes are used before, during, and sometimes even after any ritual working, and could definitely be considered a necessary part of the tradition. [Read more...]

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Aida Wedo: The Snake Goddess Rears Her Beautiful Head

In addition to holding great power and energy, snakes are also symbolic of deep fear. [Read more...]

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Voodoo Feast is in the Air … It Begins by Tehron Gillis

On the other side people converse in preparation of a ceremony that you had only heard rumors about. The altar, the symbol in cornmeal on the floor, and the flags send questions coursing through your head. It begins. [Read more...]

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