More Suggestions for Finding Godparents in Voodoo and Santeria

Very often I meet people who tell me they don’t have the time necessary to devote to Santeria/ Lucumi or Voodoo. My response is usually “do you have the time to devote to bettering your life?” [Read more...]

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 few key points in mind, the process of joining an ile (Santeria/ Lucumi) or hounfor (Voodoo/Vodou) spiritual house may go more smoothly. [Read more...]

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 other spiritual items, that jazz legends like Muddy Waters and Lightning Hopkins liked to sing about, but a real hand. The story is this, in November 1997 a hand was discovered in the Manatee River. The hand had been removed by funeral embalmer Paula Green-Albritton, in an attempt to make a voodoo “helping hand.” [Read more...]

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 grandmother used it, or your great grandmother. A haint is another way of saying haunt, or ghost, but the word is not used very often these days, even if the haints still exist. [Read more...]

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, and the food. Oh, how we love the food. Maque Choux is a Southern Louisiana corn delicacy. [Read more...]

Maya Deren: Art, Magic, and Voodoo in Transfigured Time

The true beauty of Maya Deren is that she was a renaissance woman. She was a legend, film theorist, poet, journalist, dancer, photographer, filmmaker, and Vodou priestess. Maya Deren’s innate spirituality shone through in all that she did. The L.A. Weeklydescribed Maya Deren as “Fellini and Bergman wrapped in one gloriously possessed body.” [Read more...]

Frequently Asked Questions About Ancestor Altars

Yesterday I wrote in detail about Creating Ancestor Altars in Santeria, Vodou, and Voodoo. Anyone can create an altar or shrine for the ancestors, and it is a great way to begin to open up your spiritual avenues. [Read more...]


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