Lilith Dorsey will be talking about the sexy ghosts of Washington Square Park, as well as Hoodoo, Voodoo and what you do at this year’s NYC Pagan Pride. Read more

Invented by chickens? Exploding art to deter gang violence? Mysterious corn drawings appearing from the beyond? What in the universe am I talking about, why veve drawings of course, the sacred symbols of Vodou. No one is precisely sure how they initially came to be, but folklore abounds on the topic. Some believe that they were created originally from the patterns in the dirt that were formed by the chickens and other animals during ceremony. I have even spoken to… Read more

Performance and ritual, these entities can be as far apart or as close together as one’s vision. In New Orleans Voodoo these lines are blurry, but gumbo is gumbo, and if you know what you are putting in the pot, it is good. Read more

King Chango Cashew Chili recipe to honor the Santeria Orisha of fire, passion, and the drum. Read more

Divination Space Station, where this week Voodoo Universe stops in with Dorothy Morrison to discuss tarot and divination as a whole. Read more

There are several ways in Voodoo and Santeria to connect by performing ritual cleansings of your space. Read more

1. We have great music. 2. We got skills — slavery, kidnapping, rape and murder make a religion fierce. 3. We don’t care whether you believe or not, Voodoo moves forward anyway. Read more

Lilith Dorsey’s post-Katrina spoken word offering for the Voodoo ghosts of yesterday and today in historic Congo Square. “You gather there today to dance and drum and honor. You gathered there yesterday to dance and drum and honor.” Read more

Voodoo, Santeria, Obeah and the other Afro-Caribbean Pagan traditions, because of their all-encompassing nature, obviously raise much more than a few basic questions. John Gray, who used to write reviews for the Oshun Newsletter, reminded me that his favorite reason for focusing on this topic was that it was never-ending. It is because these topics are so vast that I am excited to launch this blog. Read more

Lilith Dorsey’s personal spiritual journey includes numerous initiations in Haitian Vodou, New Orleans Voodoo, and Santeria. Read more

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