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April 10, 2014
6 Questions You Need to Ask Before Finding Godparents in Santeria or Voodoo
Ask questions! If we go into the process with our eyes open, and keeping a...
April 07, 2014
Would You Go to a Voodoo Funeral Home? Could you?
The whole thing started with a hand. Not a mojo hand, made of herbs and...
April 05, 2014
History of Haint Blue- the Color of the Dead
Voodoo and Hoodoo history have a color for you: It's called “Haint Blue.” Maybe your...
April 02, 2014
Honor Your Ancestors and Native People with Corn Maque Choux
New Orleans has a unique flavor all its own: the jazz, the Voodoo, the streetcar,...
March 28, 2014
Maya Deren: Art, Magic, and Voodoo in Transfigured Time
The true beauty of Maya Deren is that she was a renaissance woman. She was...
March 24, 2014
Frequently Asked Questions About Ancestor Altars
Yesterday I wrote in detail about Creating Ancestor Altars in Santeria, Vodou, and Voodoo. Anyone...
March 23, 2014
Creating Ancestor Altars in Santeria, Vodou, and Voodoo
Ancestor Altars and shrines are a part of many different religions. They are present in...
March 13, 2014
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...
March 09, 2014
Congo Square is the Place to Be…
The following is a praise poem for the ancestor spirits residing in Congo Square, New...
March 06, 2014
Stop with the X, Get with the Checks: Save Marie Laveau’s Tomb!
Back in December of 2013, the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau in St. Louis...
March 03, 2014
A Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau Musicology
People have been singing about Marie Laveau probably since the time she was born. This...
February 23, 2014
Lessons From a Voodoo Priestess On Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse
Tonight I will be reading Voodoo tarot cards and Walking Dead Zombie watching at Snake...
February 20, 2014
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...
February 19, 2014
Bless Your Soul with Florida Water
One of the most divine things about Voodoo and Santeria is that these religions find...
February 17, 2014
How You Can Help Support the Restoration of Marie Laveau’s Tomb!
Save Our Cemeteries, the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the local preservation company Bayou Preservation...
February 07, 2014
Part 2: More Truth About Voodoo Spells
People are willing to sell their souls and empty their wallets for the mystical, magical...
February 05, 2014
9 Real Truths About Voodoo Spells
Everyone wants to sell you an expensive little bottle of love, money, magick. The stories...
February 01, 2014
Oya: Santeria’s Rider on the Storm
The Wind, the Tornado, the Hurricane... all of these are the domain of the great...
January 30, 2014
Voodoo Priestess Says Bye Bye American Horror Story Coven
Zombies, Witch Hunters, Red-Eyed Papa Legba, and Blood Bathing Marie Laveau, honestly even if I...
January 25, 2014
Voodoo’s Bride of Death: Maman Brigitte
You might know her from the roses in her hair, the eye sockets in her...
January 18, 2014
Possession is 9/10th of Voodoo Law
Possession is a mystery. It's one of those aspects of Voodoo that strikes fear deep...
January 12, 2014
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...
January 10, 2014
The Voodoo Truth About Papa Legba
The portrayal of Papa Legba in this week's episode of American Horror Story: Coven left...
January 09, 2014
Power Washing and Cement on Marie Laveau’s Tomb, Please No!
The non profit group Save Our Cemeteries reports that at Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau's grave...
January 08, 2014
Another RiCOCKulous Voodoo Claim Makes the News!
If it's weird, or gross, or gory, it must be Voodoo, right? Fox News Latino...
January 02, 2014
Start the New Year Off Rite with Voodoo and Santeria!
Santeria (Lucumi) and New Orleans Voodoo are both “get your hands dirty” religions, literally. Some...
December 31, 2013
New Years Tradition: Collard Greens for Success Recipe
No Voodoo or Hoodoo discussion about this time of year would be complete without talking...
December 26, 2013
Counting Kwanzaa: Thoughts on Voodoo Unity
Someone just posted on my Facebook wall that “Kwanzaa is crap.” So much for hopes...
December 24, 2013
Marie Laveau’s Tomb is Pink: Shame, Shame, Shame!
Marie Laveau's Tomb has stood the test of time. It has seen flood, violence, disrespect,...
December 21, 2013
Mojo, Juju, Mumbo Jumbo- What Does It Mean?
Many of the mysterious words of Voodoo originate from West Africa, brought to other continents...
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