Hera : Goddess of Love, Romance and Humor

‘The Queen of Heaven,’ Hera takes her rightful place as a protector and champion of women. In my opinion this makes Hera not just a goddess for our time, but for all time. Read more

Review : The Wild Unknown Tarot

Many people come to modern Paganism because of their love and reverence of the natural world. The Wild Unknown Tarot recognizes this fact and celebrates it beautifully. Read more

2017 Letter of the Year : Yoruba Association of Cuba

The highly anticipated 2017 Letter of the Year from the Yoruba Association of Cuba is in the works. Read more

Azealia Banks’ Brujeria

About her practices Banks also posted the statement “Real witches do real things.” I know a lot of witches who aren’t going to like that, especially the ones who live by the credo ” harm none.” Read more

Money on the Doorstep, Collards in the Pot: New Year’s Traditions

There are many different magickal New Year’s Traditions that span the globe. It stands for many that this time of year represents out with the old and in with the new. So here is a list of my favorites. Read more

2016 Voodoo Universe’s Top Ten Posts

2016 had a lot of lows and not too many highs, but I think we are all doing our best to remain positive. So in the spirit of optimism here are Voodoo Universe’s Top Ten posts of 2016. Read more

Heritage Recipe: Pain Patate – Sweet Potato Pudding

In Haitian households Pain Patate is a time honored heritage recipe. The great thing about heritage recipes is that you can make them at anytime. Read more

Herbal Magick: Resurrection Plant or Rose of Jericho

People have been obsessed with life after death since the beginning of time, and the popular resurrection plant seems to do just that. The resurrection plant (selaginella lepidophylla) is also known as a rose of jericho, a dinosaur plant, a frosty fern, or a resurrection fern. It is fairly easy to grow and can be used in a variety of spells and magickal formulas. Resurrection Plant Care Resurrection plants are popular houseplants, and can be found easily especially during the… Read more

Frankincense and Myrrh: Magick of the Holidays

Frankincense and Myrrh are the first introduction many have to the magickal world. Along with Gold they were gifts for the Christ child brought by the Magi. Read more

The Healing Power of San Lazaro

December 17th is the Feast of San Lazaro. This saint is associated with the Orisha Babalu Aye in the La Regla Lucumi (Santeria) tradition. Michael Atwood Mason on the Smithsonian.com blog writes of this king “in the African-inspired religious tradition known as Santería …, Babalú-Ayé is both feared and beloved. Thought to be responsible for bringing epidemics like smallpox, leprosy and AIDS, Babalú-Ayé also cures these diseases. Oricha elders tell of his exile from his homeland with the Lucumí because… Read more

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