Voodoo Definitions: More Than Just A Word

Many people hate the word Voodoo, even though they may have beliefs that others would describe that way. No doubt Voodoo has gotten a bad rap in the media, in the papers, in the minds of most people. In Haiti the tradition is properly referred to as Vodou, or Vodoun. The practices are a complex system of worship that gracefully touches every aspect of life. [Read more...]

My Rituals Got Referred To As “Wicca-Themed” and I’m Not Happy

Today I got a mention by another Voodoo author on their blog and it’s all I can do not to write a rant. As far as I am concerned I think he was incorrect in his description of my rituals as “wicca-themed.” They could have been called lusty, insane, or bizarre and that would have been a more fitting description. [Read more...]

ForeMama Said: Wit and Wisdom of Maya Deren

Deren was an inspiration to many, not just with her films, but with her words.“Myth is the facts of the mind made manifest in a fiction of matter.” – Maya Deren [Read more...]

Maya Deren: Art, Magic, and Voodoo in Transfigured Time

The true beauty of Maya Deren is that she was a renaissance woman. She was a legend, film theorist, poet, journalist, dancer, photographer, filmmaker, and Vodou priestess. Maya Deren’s innate spirituality shone through in all that she did. The L.A. Weeklydescribed Maya Deren as “Fellini and Bergman wrapped in one gloriously possessed body.” [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...]

How Anti-Pagan St. Patrick Became Voodoo’s Damballa !

In Voodoo inside out, upside down, and backwards are often all the same thing. It’s this creative way of thinking that allies Ireland’s St. Patrick with the Haitian Vodou God Damballa. [Read more...]

Guest Post: Erzulie- The Faces of Love by Tehron Gillis

A heart that breaks for our transgressions towards each other, that hardens in the face of injustice, and quickens when enraged. As we study the rhythms of the heart we begin to learn the many faces of Erzulie. [Read more...]


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