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...]

La danza de la realidad—Sagrada, Irreverente y Eterna

This is the experimental film and Spanish translation of my post Tarot, Jodorowsky, and Questions from a Crippled Hand.
Alejandro Jodorowsky es un genio. [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...]

A Fool, A Fish, A First- Ready for April Fools Day?

Enjoy your April Fool’s Day. Contemplate the tarot and new beginnings, stick a fish on your boss, harvest some spaghetti, or maybe even kiss a fool, it’s supposed to be good luck! [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...]


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