New Voodoo Review: The Voodoo Doll Spellbook by Denise Alvarado

The Voodoo Doll Spellbook by Denise Alvarado.

Honestly, I probably shouldn't write this, but when my editor at Patheos asked me if I would like to review The Voodoo Doll Spellbook, I wasn't sure what to say. I have been a Voodoo priestess and anthropologist for over two decades and quite frankly, in my personal experience, the "Voodoo Doll" as most people imagine it just doesn't exist. I was curious to see what an entire spellbook on the matter would have to say about it.The Voodoo Doll Spellbook was written by Denise Alvarado, with … [Read more...]

Part 2: More Truth About Voodoo Spells

Trash Voodoo Art on Ouidah Beach photo by Willem Heerbaart. Photo cropped and text added. Licensed by CC 2.0

This is the continuation of my previous post about Voodoo Spells. Desperate people can be willing to sell their souls and empty their wallets for the mystical, magical Voodoo spell. It doesn't have to be like that though. There are some basic Voodoo truths you need to know first, and I'm going to lay it all out for you. 6. Promises, Promises Please keep your promises and ritual obligations. This goes without saying, but Voodoo and Vodou spirits are notorious for holding you accountable. On … [Read more...]

9 Truths About Voodoo Spells

Voodoo by Pedro Henrique Correa. Text added by author. Licensed under CC 2.0

Voodoo spells are hot sh*t. Everyone wants to sell you an expensive little bottle of love, money, magick. It's a monstrous business, and even though I am an initiated Voodoo Priestess, I'm not really sure why. Most of the time the stories I hear are about hucksters and haters and people would probably be better off just throwing their money away. There are a few truths that I think might help people better understand what is and what isn't possible with a Voodoo spell. Good luck, and if you're … [Read more...]

Voodoo Love Spells: Love Potion Number 9,10 and 11

Love-candle photo by Bogdan.

On my last trip to Jamaica after a heartfelt conversation with a Rastaman I found sleeping on the beach at sunrise, I finally asked him what he thought the key to Caribbean culture and spirit was? He responded simply “Love and pain.”I think those words are very wise. In a way I think that is what the soul of voodoo is about too. That's some big stuff, Love and Pain. I've done psychic readings professionally for over 20 years now, and I used to answer the phone to my customers “Love or money … [Read more...]


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