Art, Ancestors, Christians, and Pagans

St. Dymphna statue photo by Lilith Dorsey. Copyright 2009 all rights reserved.

One thing that strikes me as ironic as we being the ancestor remembrance discussions is how many customs are similar in these two traditions. Many Voodoo and/or Vodou practitioners are also practicing Christians, and that has been the case since Christianity began. [Read more...]

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Remembering The Ancestors By Creating Voodoo Flags

New Orleans Voodoo ancestor flag for Cayne, Sally, Shaun, and Chris. Photo by Lilith Dorsey copyright 2009.

The ancestors are, by definition responsible for our own creation. In turn in the traditions of New Orleans Voodoo and Haitian Vodou we continue to create in honor of them. These creations can be in the form of song, dance, food, or more traditional artistic offerings such as Voodoo flags, also known as drapo. [Read more...]

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Real Voodoo Spell? Here’s the Problem- Part 2

Yemaya offerings photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

Now I place the traditions of Voodoo, Lucumi and Vodou under the umbrella of Pagan religion because they are, at their core, earth-based religions. They are centered around worshiping the Ashe, or spiritual energy, of fire, the clouds, the river, the crossroads, the ancestors in the earth. Very often when I do spellwork for people it involves them travelling to one of these places in nature. [Read more...]

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Liquor is Quicker- Spirits for the Spirit

Crystal head vodka bottle photo by Chris Parmeter. Licensed under CC 2.0

I received a promotional keychain from the Bacardi company some years back that even spoke of the bat as “ the emblem of mystical power and good fortune.” [Read more...]

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Voodoo: 5 Reasons this Extraordinary Religion Makes People Scared

Voodoo Blues photo by Ben Didier. Licensed under CC 2.0

New Orleans Voodoo and Haitian Vodou are the Frankenstein monsters of religions. People love to point fingers, sticks, and flaming torches at that which they have created, yet tragically don’t understand. [Read more...]

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Blog Anniversary- Voodoo Universe’s Top Ten Posts You Probably Missed

The Voodoo Universe photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

There were some wildly successful posts, usually having to do with American Horror Story Coven or Orange is the New Black, and some that didn’t get the notice they deserve. So I’m going to take this opportunity to sift through 169 pearls of online wisdom and give you Lilith’s Top Ten Posts You Might Have Missed. [Read more...]

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Coffee Magick 101: Wake Up People !

Magia photo by Daniel Lobo. Text added. Licensed under CC 2.0

Tea leaf reading has stolen the historic spotlight here, and most people are unaware of coffee divination as a magickal system. Reading coffee grounds, tea leaves and the like is officially called Tasseography. [Read more...]

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