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March 03, 2014
A Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau Musicology
People have been singing about Marie Laveau probably since the time she was born. This...
February 28, 2014
Battles and Big Chiefs: More History of the Mardi Gras Indians
The Mardi Gras Indians are the prettiest, baddest, the toughest... they used their wit, wisdom,...
February 27, 2014
Why the Mardi Gras Indians Won’t Bow Down
Strong, Powerful, Proud all of these words have been correctly used to describe the Mardi...
February 19, 2014
Bless Your Soul with Florida Water
One of the most divine things about Voodoo and Santeria is that these religions find...
February 17, 2014
How You Can Help Support the Restoration of Marie Laveau’s Tomb!
Save Our Cemeteries, the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the local preservation company Bayou Preservation...
February 11, 2014
Farewell to Stuart Hall “Godfather of Multiculturalism”
...a rainbow of realization went off in my brain. Here was an educated Black man...
February 09, 2014
Why This Copper-Skinned Woman Hates Black History Month.
Every damn day should be Black History Month. At least this should be the case...
February 01, 2014
Oya: Santeria’s Rider on the Storm
The Wind, the Tornado, the Hurricane... all of these are the domain of the great...
January 20, 2014
Lizzie Borden: The Spectacular Ghost Story Waiting to Be Heard
My great-grandmother lived just down the street from Lizzie Borden, and the information in this...
December 26, 2013
Counting Kwanzaa: Thoughts on Voodoo Unity
Someone just posted on my Facebook wall that “Kwanzaa is crap.” So much for hopes...
December 24, 2013
Christmas with the Ancestors: Sicilian Stuffed Artichoke Recipe
The holidays are upon us and it is time for friends, family and feasting. My...
November 26, 2013
Mojuba Means Thank You: A Praise Poem
Devotees of the religion of Santeria (Lucumi) frequently recite a devoted list of prayers and...
November 22, 2013
Thanks and Giving: It’s All About the Food Rite?
The older I get the more I see clearly that mainstream society has made Yule...
October 29, 2013
Appetite for Ancestors: Samhain the Voodoo Way
In Afro-Caribbean Religions like Voodoo, Vodou, and Lukumi or Santeria the true spirits of Halloween...
October 23, 2013
New Orleans Ritual Voodoo Coffee
There are many different ritual coffee drinks used around the Afro-Diasporan world. Many of these...
October 12, 2013
Honor Your Ancestors: Sweet Potato Mash with Bourbon and Pecans Recipe
Samhain or Halloween as it is more commonly celebrated is undoubtedly a time for celebrating...
October 10, 2013
The Real Voodoo Queen: Marie Laveau
There may have been other Voodoo priestesses before her in the city of New Orleans,...
October 08, 2013
The Dead Are Too Much With Us
The following ancestor poem is in honor of this Shocktober and Halloween. I wrote it...
October 02, 2013
Fire Fire Fireside Chats: the Truth About Voodoo Dolls
Fire Fire Fireside Chats: The Truth About Voodoo Dolls by Lilith Dorsey, Voodoo priestess, anthropologist...
September 29, 2013
Connecting with the Divine…Where in the Hell to Begin?
Simple ways to connect with the divine. Ways of spiritual cleansing, and instructions for setting...
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