New Voodoo Review: The Voodoo Doll Spellbook by Denise Alvarado

I have the utmost respect for Ms. Alvarado and I have long enjoyed her artwork and her writings. I eagerly looked forward to hearing what she was going to write about this problematic topic. [Read more...]

Naked Voodoo: The Sexualization of a Religion

One of the ways the popular media has chosen to portray New Orleans Voodoo and Haitian Vodou is as a religion focused on highly sexualized rites and orgiastic possession. In my experience as a Voodoo priestess and scholar, nothing could be further from the truth. [Read more...]

Divination Space Station: Oseaana December

It’s been awhile since the Voodoo Universe has stopped at the divination space station, but this go around we are pleased to talk with Oseaana December, tarot reader, crafter, and conjurewoman extraordinaire. [Read more...]

Dr. John Montanee Chili Recipe- Drum Up Some Heat

New Orleans loves its dead, and its food. It’s ironic then that not very many people remember the name of one of the city’s most powerful Voodoo figures of all time, namely Dr. John Montanee (Montagne). [Read more...]

Please Don’t Forget: In Memory of Margot Adler

One of the things I cherished about Margot Adler was that she knew her stuff. Paganism today is too often sold and regurgitated drivel, and I say that as both an academic and a member of the Pagan community for over two decades. [Read more...]

Saut d’Eau : Vodou’s Sacred Water Flows in Haiti

Born in fire and blessed in water the religion of Vodou is strong . Each year between July 14th and 16th thousands of Haitian practitioners of Vodou make the pilgrimage to the waterfalls called Saut D’eau, known in Kreyol as Sodo. [Read more...]

Make Your Own Sacred Santeria Baths for Money !

The following baths can be used to attune yourself to the Ashe, or sacred energy of the Orisha (divine spirits.) There is a recipe for an Eleggua bath to salute the guardian of the crossroads, and one for Oshun, the goddess of love and gold. [Read more...]


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