Religious Discrimination: Here We Go Again !

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Many are up in arms, screaming “Oh my Gods ,” unfortunately I am sighing and saying here we go again. For those of us with darker skins and darker religions we are constantly forced to sit at the back of the bus, despite years of struggle and oppression. [Read more...]

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

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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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Voodoo Review: Eve’s Bayou

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Shrouded in death, ancestors, and mystery …Eve’s Bayou centers around a child called Eve. [Read more...]

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Aida Wedo: The Snake Goddess Rears Her Beautiful Head

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In addition to holding great power and energy, snakes are also symbolic of deep fear. [Read more...]

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Voodoo Feast is in the Air … It Begins by Tehron Gillis

Voodoo Ancestor Feast 2008, photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

On the other side people converse in preparation of a ceremony that you had only heard rumors about. The altar, the symbol in cornmeal on the floor, and the flags send questions coursing through your head. It begins. [Read more...]

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Who Owns the Dead?

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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?

Marie Laveau's Tomb and offerings photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

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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