Sacred Snakes + St. Patrick : The Voodoo Connection

Not many people know about the Voodoo loa Damballa, sacred snake, father, creator, and wise man in white who is often depicted as St. Patrick. [Read more…]

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2016 Voodoo Universe’s Top Ten Posts

2016 had a lot of lows and not too many highs, but I think we are all doing our best to remain positive. So in the spirit of optimism here are Voodoo Universe’s Top Ten posts of 2016. [Read more…]

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Screamin Jay Hawkins : Put A Voodoo Spell On You !

Screamin Jay Hawkins uses entertainment to bring about some powerful Voodoo truths. We can see in the lyrics of the Voodoo song above how he mocks the religion, but also reveals an inherent fear of it. [Read more…]

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Is Voodoo Black Magic ?

As much as I want to scream about this popular Voodoo myth, it is easy to understand how Hollywood and popular media has given the public this idea. In reality, almost nothing is farther from the truth. [Read more…]

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Valuable Voodoo Books For Your Spiritual Library

For years the New Orleans Voodoo religion and it’s sister tradition of Haitian Vodou were cloaked in secrecy because of oppression, prejudice, persecution. [Read more…]

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The Hardest Thing About Creating An Ancestor Altar

It’s not the time, the effort, or even the money. The hardest thing about creating an ancestor altar is both more simple, and more complicated than these things. [Read more…]

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Voodoo Universe’s 400th Post: What’s New, What’s Next ?

400 posts. Sometimes I’m in awe of the body of work we have put together for this blog over the years. We profile accurate and respectful information about the religions of New Orleans Voodoo, Haitian Vodou, La Regla Lucumi, and other Afro-Diasporan traditions. [Read more…]

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