Red Beans And Ricely Yours Recipe

It is said even Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau had her own version of this dish, here’s one of my favorite versions. [Read more…]

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St. John’s Eve – The Darker Side of Solstice

St. John’s Eve is thought of by many as the most important holiday in the New Orleans Voodoo calendar. Many think of Voodoo as a religion focused on negativity and darkness, in reality however many of the practices involve blessings of joy and universal connection.  St. John’s eve is a celebration of light and fire [Read More…]

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Who Owns the Dead?

People are calling for all kinds of action in the matter of Marie Laveau from calls to petitions to protests. Time will tell how best to proceed. After discussing the matter with one friend we quickly came to the conclusion that while the current situation was indeed difficult, these religions of Voodoo, Vodou, and Lucumi (Santeria,) have always been made to take a backseat to more mainstream practices. [Read more…]

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Marie Laveau Limited? How Is This Going To Work?

Most agree that the final resting place of the Voodoo Queen is St. Louis Cemetery Number One. Now the Archdiocese of New Orleans is restricting access to St. Louis Cemetery Number One in an effort to stop further vandalism of the graves there. So How is this going to work? [Read more…]

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Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau: Bit of a Bibliography

Volumes have been written about Marie Laveau. She was the most famous Voodoo practitioner of all time. Her name is synonymous with the divine magick and mystery of New Orleans. [Read more…]

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Bourbon Bread Pudding Recipe for Marie Laveau

Variation on the recipe for Bourbon Whiskey Bread Pudding featured in my African-American Ritual Cookbook. It would make a wonderful offering for Marie Laveau, Dr. John or any of the strong spirits of the Crescent City. Food is the simplest and most vital way to connect to divinity, and it’s tasty too. [Read more…]

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St. John’s Eve Blessings to You !!!

May everyone have a divine and blessed St. John’s Eve!
May the gentle healing waters cleanse you!, May the gentle healing fires purge all you do not need!
May your sacred soul dance this night and kiss the stars! [Read more…]

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