Voodoo Cruise Exhibit Sinks To A New Low

Obviously these things are not about real life. Seeing is believing however, and when most people have images that look like the demented maniacs found in television, film, and these theme attractions, how are they supposed to form a different truth. [Read more...]

Access the Spirit World with a Dumb Supper for Samhain

I remembered that when dealing with the ancestors, dumb supper or not, Silence is important. The stillness that is found in silence is when the ancestors best communicate. [Read more...]

Ancestral Remembering – The Funny Thing About Memory

Reconciliation is a huge issue. I feel like there is no way to write this as a person of both African-American and Native-American descent without mention that we may never reconcile the past and most of us are still fearful for the future. These things weigh heavy on my mind on the heels of both Columbus Day and Cornel West’s arrest this week. [Read more...]

Welcome, Walk and Be Wild with the Goddess

Sound is one of the most sacred and magickal things we have to share. It can manifest as a word, a song, or a sigh. When I began the section about chanting and sound for my book 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, the one person I thought of first and foremost was Kelliana. [Read more...]

Remembering The Dead Can Be A Dirty Business

New Orleans Voodoo has many ways of connecting to our treasured dead. Every sip of coffee, every step are more opportunities to honor and worship. Part of our tradition is sharing these ways with all who can appreciate them, allowing them to remember these ancestors each day. [Read more...]

Memory, It’s In The Mix – Ancestor Remembrance Recipes

The tradition of New Orleans Voodoo celebrates it’s dead every day of the year. They artfully parade them down the streets in Second Line Jazz extravaganzas that are a feast for the eyes and ears. They house their dearly departed in above ground cities of the Dead, some of which are elaborate pyramids, others which have homemade headstones and bones poking out. [Read more...]

Freaks Come Out At Nite: AHS Freakshow

The freaks have come out on American Horror Story: Freakshow and we are “Gooble Gobble-ing” it up. I have 12 fingers and a graduate degree in television studies so that makes me extra excited to talk about this seasons crop of freaks paraded out on this season of American Horror Story. [Read more...]


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