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. Congo Square is the Place to Be... Congo Square is the place to be...if you're a hundred and oneor only three. There are ghosts of slaves and power galore...rituals, and drum circles,and so much more. It has seen the trials of time and tide,many a Voodoo … [Read more...]

2013: The Voodoo Universe Has Lift Off

Marie Laveau Veve Flag unveiled at Voodoo Zombie Rave 2013. Photo and Flag by Scarlet Sinclair.

2013: it's been a year of old and new, ancestors and internet, and from where I sit, it's up, up and away from here. This year my godchildren and I performed the first ever Zombie Voodoo Silent Rave for the ancestors. Now this sounds odd, and it was, but the ancestors and the living love a good party. It's so hard to get everyone on the same ritual page at a large Pagan festival, and while my godkids and I are used to ritual, many of the participants have never seen or experienced a Voodoo … [Read more...]

Voodoo Veves: Sacred Cell Numbers for the Gods

Marassa veve tattoo, for the Voodoo spirits represented by divine twins unifying the universe.

Invented by chickens? Exploding art to deter gang violence? Mysterious corn drawings appearing from the beyond? What in the universe am I talking about, why veve drawings of course, the sacred symbols of Vodou. No one is precisely sure how they initially came to be, but folklore abounds on the topic. Some believe that they were created originally from the patterns in the dirt that were formed by the chickens and other animals during ceremony. I have even spoken to some scholars who believe that … [Read more...]


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