The Baron is Dead – RIP Geoffrey Holder !!!

Geoffrey Holder and the cast of Live and Let Die. photo by Dave s. Licensed under CC 2.0

Holder played the laughing and mischievous Baron Samedi, the king of the Dead. In the New Orleans Voodoo and the Haitian Vodou religions, the Baron is charged with keeping all the other dead in line, he is most respected, revered, and often feared. [Read more...]

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Voodoo’s Bride of Death: Maman Brigitte

Detail Maman Brigitte flag by Leticia, photo by Lilith Dorsey

You might know her from the roses in her hair, the eye sockets in her skull, or the icy Voodoo hand there to hold if you need it. Maybe you don’t even know her name. It’s Brigitte, Maman Brigitte. She is the ancient primal feminine power. [Read more...]

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Legba Is Different From The Barons: We All Look Alike to You?

Dr. John and Lilith Dorsey at Krewe du Vieux. Photo by Lilith Dorsey.

There are a lot of divinities, or Lwa, in the Voodoo pantheon — some say 101, some say 401, some say as many as you can imagine and then add one more. There are legions of spirits, each one unique and sacred in its own blessed way. [Read more...]

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