Top Ten Survival Tips for Pagan Festivals

Top Ten Survival Tips For Pagan festivals photo by Lilith Dorsey.  All rights reserved .

 We are sarong deep in that time again people. Pagan festival season lets us get our freak on from Canada to Florida, and our sacred souls need it. Those seeking me out can find me at the Sankofa, Sirius Rising, and Earth Warriors Vanguard Festivals, and stay tuned to this blog and my ever evolving sacred schedule. If you find me at one of my workshops or where I'm vending, I will have a special something for you.I've been attending Pagan festivals for over two decades now, and I … [Read more...]

Bourbon Bread Pudding Recipe for Marie Laveau

Bourbon Bread Pudding for Marie Laveau. Photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

There has been a recent culinary revival towards Bourbon. Those of us who are lovers of history know that Bourbon has for decades been sipped and savored throughout the Southern U.S. It's part of the Gothic mystique of the place. Fortunately no one knows mystique better than the city of New Orleans, specifically the city's powerful Voodoo community. As far as sacred spirits for the spirit go, New Orleans is famous for Absinthe, Sazerac and other liquid libations. The recent St. John's Eve … [Read more...]

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. It is both the unique sum of everything as well as the smallest atom of existence bordering on nothing. Almost every Voodoo workshop or interview I do people ask  me about Ashe. Here I am providing a short answer over the phone. Thanks for watching, remember to check out our other Youtube videos, and subscribe to our channel. You never know … [Read more...]

Raise A Glass To My Friends…A Memorial Poem

Ipomea su Alocasia photo by Turinboy. Licensed under CC 2.0

The Pagan community lost another leader yesterday with the passing of Morning Glory Zell. She was a glorious visionary and a friend. I planted Morning Glories today in honor of her. Then I wrote this poem for all our foremothers and forefathers who have crossed the veil that I am honored to have known. Raise A Glass For Morning Glory, Donald Michael Kraig, Ted Andrews, Isaac Bonewits, and the rest... thank you. I raise a glass to my friends,to chase my tears,to not think … [Read more...]

Frequently Asked Questions About Ancestor Altars

Maman Brigitte altar photo by Lilith Dorsey. Copyright 2014

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. Many people do have questions, and I am going to do my best to answer them.-What do I do if there was some unsavory bastard in my family and I don't want to honor them?Hell, if you wouldn't have them in your home while they were alive, I certainly wouldn't have them there after … [Read more...]

Creating Ancestor Altars in Santeria, Vodou, and Voodoo

Energia y Espiritu Altar #5 photo by wendEwho! Thompson. Text added. Licensed under CC 2.0

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. Let me begin by making the distinction that altars are usually created for a specific purpose, while shrines are generally set up as a way of honoring what is represented. A ancestor shrine is a site to honor those who have … [Read more...]

A Little Lore from the Leprechaun Museum for St. Patrick’s Day

A Little Lore from the Leprechaun Museum, photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

I was going to call this piece Voodoo goes to the Leprechauns, because we did. Like many of us out there, my family and I have a bit of Pagan Irish heritage in our family tree. Because of my devotion to the goddess Brighid (also known as Brigit) and her Voodoo sister Maman Brigitte, I borrowed a little Irish luck and took a trip to the Emerald Isle. One of the many magickal joys of my trip was a visit to the Leprechaun Museum in Dublin. Please share my visit and watch the following film I made … [Read more...]


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