Rebuilding …How You Can Help After The Fire At The Voodoo Spiritual Temple

Priestess Miriam and Dr. John at the back of the Voodoo Spiritual Temple and Cultural Center 2010. Photo courtesy of Lacrimae Mundi. All rights reserved.

Please I beg all of my readers here to share this and donate. I myself will be there this weekend hopefully helping in whatever way I can. I will keep you posted on the progress. [Read more...]

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Big Chief Monk Boudreaux- Don’t Bow Down

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux photo by Derek Bridges. Licensed under CC 2.0

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux is a powerful presence with a luminous spirit. I was honored and pleased to meet him on my trip to New Orleans last month. [Read more...]

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March 19th Saint Joseph’s Day- A Celebration for All

Lilith Dorsey trying on a Mardi Gras Indian Suit, thanks to John Driver. All rights reserved.

This is the time to unveil a year’s worth of work celebrating culture, history and tradition… and the fun doesn’t stop there. [Read more...]

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A Sicilian St. Joseph’s Day Recipe for Frittata

Frittata photo by The Marmot. Licensed under CC 2.0. Not my frittata, that comes later.

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...]

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Congo Square is the Place to Be…

Congo Square is the Place to Be...photo by Lilith Dorsey.

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...]

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

Stop With the X, Get with the Checks: Save Marie Laveau's Tomb photo by Lilith Dorsey

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...]

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A Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau Musicology

Marie Laveau Painting in the Voodoo Spiritual Temple, New Orleans. Photo by Lilith Dorsey.

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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