Snapped “Voodoo Drug Dealer”

This episode of Snapped is airing over 25 years after the crimes occurred. The story of Sara Aldrete and Adolfo Constanzo that is played out in Series 4 Episode 4 is a tragedy that should be put to rest. I know people love a good horror tale, especially this time of year, but when will it be time to hear about Voodoo/Vodou Houses feeding the homeless, blessing the poor and the like. I have witnessed and been part of these happenings dozens of times, but they never get the attention they deserve. [Read more…]

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First, Last and Always: Ancestor Roundup

Honoring and recognizing the Ancestors comes first, last, and always in African Traditional Religions. [Read more…]

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Voodoo Universe Explores Babalu Aye and Ricky Ricardo

Babalu Aye is an Orisha, or demi-god, in the religion of Santeria, more properly known as La Regla Lucumi. Most people, however, only recognize the words as those of the popular television character Ricky Ricardo, played by Desi Arnaz on I Love Lucy, one of the most famous shows of all time. [Read more…]

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

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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Oshun’s Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Foremost she is an Orisha or Goddess of Water, the sacred embodiment of the river. Very often she is represented by statues of Caridad del Cobre, Our Lady of Copper, whose feast day is celebrated on September 8th. [Read more…]

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Oh My Yemaya- Goddess of the Ocean

Yemaya is an Orisha, a mother goddess, a goddess of the sea. For many she is also a goddess of the moon. [Read more…]

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Agayu: The Volcano’s God of Fire

Some know the sacred energy of the volcano as Vulcan, Pele, Konohana Sakuya Hime, or Chaifi, but in the Afro-Caribbean religion of Lucumi (Santeria) this divine mix of fire and earth is the domain of Agayu. [Read more…]

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