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October 18, 2015
Video: Crafting Herbal Gris Gris Bags for Focus, Energy, and Concentration
Gris Gris Bags are herbal medicine bags commonly found in the religion of New Orleans...
October 16, 2015
Trance and Trauma
It was as if they were kissed by the goddess or fingered by the devil,...
September 30, 2015
Is It Ok To Practice Voodoo Alone?
Just as in life where you are unable to give birth to yourself, these religions...
September 17, 2015
5 Voodoo Stereotypes That Won’t Die – Help Me Kill Them!
Please do your best to learn the real truth. Many of these arguments remind me...
August 29, 2015
Vesta Powder : Lite It Up !
Born in the hands and hearts of Virgins, Vesta powder has been handed down through...
August 08, 2015
Religious Discrimination: Here We Go Again !
Many are up in arms, screaming "Oh my Gods ," unfortunately I am sighing and...
June 21, 2015
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...
June 05, 2015
Why Magick Is Medicine
Why magick operates as medicine is a concept I find myself explaining over and over,...
June 02, 2015
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...
May 31, 2015
Communication Chicken Recipe for Simbi
There are many different paths of simbi, each has it's own unique power and sacred...
May 12, 2015
How to Use Cascarilla
Medically the plant was used as a tonic, an expectorant, to stop excessive farting, and...
March 06, 2015
Aida Wedo: The Snake Goddess Rears Her Beautiful Head
In addition to holding great power and energy, snakes are also symbolic of deep fear.
February 27, 2015
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...
February 20, 2015
Zora Neale Hurston … What You Probably Don’t Know
She was born the child of two former slaves in 1891, and despite many trials...
February 03, 2015
Who Owns the Dead?
People are calling for all kinds of action in the matter of Marie Laveau from...
January 27, 2015
Marie Laveau Limited? How Is This Going To Work?
Most agree that the final resting place of the Voodoo Queen is St. Louis Cemetery...
December 30, 2014
2014 Voodoo and Santeria on Television- That’s Not Entertainment !
I will continue to watch the mainstream media, with a hopefully eye, a scratchy head,...
December 12, 2014
12-12-12 Voodoo Universe A Year In Photos
To finish it all off there was my favorite, an obligatory picture with Northside Skull...
December 02, 2014
And Then This Happened … Voodoo And The Jews
Would anyone tolerate Voodoo practitioners approaching Rabbis or Sacred texts of Judaism in a temple...
November 05, 2014
The Myth of the Voodoo Mojo Bone
Black cats hold their own sacred significance in Pagan History and lore, and they are...
October 28, 2014
Future Ancestors: What Are We Finding ?
We ate silently. Then we spoke of the people we loved, and the people we...
October 25, 2014
Maman Brigitte Beet Salad Recipe
There is a mistress of the cemetery, a bride dressed in white lace, she knows...
October 23, 2014
Voodoo Cruise Exhibit Sinks To A New Low
Obviously these things are not about real life. Seeing is believing however, and when most...
October 16, 2014
Ancestral Remembering – The Funny Thing About Memory
Reconciliation is a huge issue. I feel like there is no way to write this...
October 14, 2014
Remembering The Dead Can Be A Dirty Business
New Orleans Voodoo has many ways of connecting to our treasured dead. Every sip of...
October 09, 2014
Art, Ancestors, Christians, and Pagans
One thing that strikes me as ironic as we being the ancestor remembrance discussions is...
October 08, 2014
The Baron is Dead – RIP Geoffrey Holder !!!
Holder played the laughing and mischievous Baron Samedi, the king of the Dead. In the...
October 06, 2014
Remembering The Ancestors By Creating Voodoo Flags
The ancestors are, by definition responsible for our own creation. In turn in the traditions...
October 01, 2014
First, Last and Always: Ancestor Roundup
Honoring and recognizing the Ancestors comes first, last, and always in African Traditional Religions.
September 30, 2014
Real Voodoo Spell? Here’s the Problem- Part 2
Now I place the traditions of Voodoo, Lucumi and Vodou under the umbrella of Pagan...
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