Aida Wedo: The Snake Goddess Rears Her Beautiful Head

queen snake photo by Pete and Noe Woods. Text added. Licensed Under CC 2.0.

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

Voodoo Ancestor Feast 2008, photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

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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Zora Neale Hurston … What You Probably Don’t Know

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She was born the child of two former slaves in 1891, and despite many trials and tribulations she showed us all you can’t keep a good woman down. Zora is known for her books, her poems, her quotes, but there is a lot people don’t know. [Read more...]

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Who Owns the Dead?

Cemetery 2014 photo by MJS all rights reserved.

People are calling for all kinds of action in the matter of Marie Laveau from calls to petitions to protests. Time will tell how best to proceed. After discussing the matter with one friend we quickly came to the conclusion that while the current situation was indeed difficult, these religions of Voodoo, Vodou, and Lucumi (Santeria,) have always been made to take a backseat to more mainstream practices. [Read more...]

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Marie Laveau Limited? How Is This Going To Work?

Marie Laveau's Tomb and offerings photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

Most agree that the final resting place of the Voodoo Queen is St. Louis Cemetery Number One. Now the Archdiocese of New Orleans is restricting access to St. Louis Cemetery Number One in an effort to stop further vandalism of the graves there. So How is this going to work? [Read more...]

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2014 Voodoo and Santeria on Television- That’s Not Entertainment !

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I will continue to watch the mainstream media, with a hopefully eye, a scratchy head, and a prayer we don’t get anymore roaches. [Read more...]

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12-12-12 Voodoo Universe A Year In Photos

Lilith Dorsey and member of the Northside Skull and Bones Gang. Copyright 2014.

To finish it all off there was my favorite, an obligatory picture with Northside Skull and Bones gang. The oldest Mardi Gras Black Indian gang in New Orleans. They are a living inspiration to young and old alike. [Read more...]

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