Why I’m Different Than Other Voodoo Priestesses

Hollywood is all over Voodoo like white on dirty rice, and maybe that’s a good thing. Each week in my recent memory has brought another conversation with a producer looking to learn more. Sooner, rather than later, the conversation turns around to who I am and how I got to this weird and wonderful universe of Voodoo. [Read more...]

Frequently Asked Questions About Ancestor Altars

Yesterday I wrote in detail about Creating Ancestor Altars in Santeria, Vodou, and Voodoo. Anyone can create an altar or shrine for the ancestors, and it is a great way to begin to open up your spiritual avenues. [Read more...]

Creating Ancestor Altars in Santeria, Vodou, and Voodoo

Ancestor Altars and shrines are a part of many different religions. They are present in Christian homes, Buddhist homes, Pagan homes, and even in Atheists’ homes. They can be as simple as a glass of water and a picture of Grandpa, or given an entire room to spread out in. [Read more...]

A Sicilian St. Joseph’s Day Recipe for Frittata

Every Sicilian knows that March 19th is the feast of St. Joseph. It is a time for elaborate celebrations, tables laid with flowers and food for all to share. [Read more...]

Congo Square is the Place to Be…

The following is a praise poem for the ancestor spirits residing in Congo Square, New Orleans, Louisiana. For more about this historic site please read Congo Square Redux. [Read more...]

Stop with the X, Get with the Checks: Save Marie Laveau’s Tomb!

Back in December of 2013, the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau in St. Louis Cemetery Number One was painted “Pepto dismal” pink in an act of vandalism. A strong power wash was used to remove the paint, resulting in some serious damage to the tomb. This sacred Voodoo site is the second most visited [Read More...]

A Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau Musicology

People have been singing about Marie Laveau probably since the time she was born. This famous Voodoo Priestess is the stuff of legend. People sing her praises, people sing to warn others of her power, people sing to remember. [Read more...]


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