New Voodoo Review: The Voodoo Doll Spellbook by Denise Alvarado

The Voodoo Doll Spellbook by Denise Alvarado.

I have the utmost respect for Ms. Alvarado and I have long enjoyed her artwork and her writings. I eagerly looked forward to hearing what she was going to write about this problematic topic. [Read more...]

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Naked Voodoo: The Sexualization of a Religion

In the Zombie Voodoo Dolly boudoir picture by Moggs Oceanlane. Text added. Licensed under CC 2.0

One of the ways the popular media has chosen to portray New Orleans Voodoo and Haitian Vodou is as a religion focused on highly sexualized rites and orgiastic possession. In my experience as a Voodoo priestess and scholar, nothing could be further from the truth. [Read more...]

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Dr. John Montanee Chili Recipe- Drum Up Some Heat

Chili ! photo by John. Text added. Licensed under CC 2.0

New Orleans loves its dead, and its food. It’s ironic then that not very many people remember the name of one of the city’s most powerful Voodoo figures of all time, namely Dr. John Montanee (Montagne). [Read more...]

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Please Don’t Forget: In Memory of Margot Adler

One of the things I cherished about Margot Adler was that she knew her stuff. Paganism today is too often sold and regurgitated drivel, and I say that as both an academic and a member of the Pagan community for over two decades. [Read more...]

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Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau: Bit of a Bibliography

Marie Laveau- fire in our hearts photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

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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FireFire Fireside Chats: Voodoo and Santeria Ashe Explained !

FireFireFire Side Chats: Voodoo and Santeria Ashe Explained with Lilith Dorsey

Ashe is a difficult concept for people to grasp. Voodoo and Santeria, or Lucumi, practitioners see it as the divine life force that permeates all things. [Read more...]

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St. John’s Eve Blessings to You !!!

St. John's eve blessings 2 u photo by Lilith Dorsey 2014. All rights reserved.

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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