12-12-12 Voodoo Universe A Year In Photos

To finish it all off there was my favorite, an obligatory picture with Northside Skull and Bones gang. The oldest Mardi Gras Black Indian gang in New Orleans. They are a living inspiration to young and old alike. [Read more...]

And Then This Happened … Voodoo And The Jews

Would anyone tolerate Voodoo practitioners approaching Rabbis or Sacred texts of Judaism in a temple this way ? I think it would be labeled a hate crime, but unfortunately we are not allowed the same liberties apparently. [Read more...]

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...]

Voodoo Cruise Exhibit Sinks To A New Low

Obviously these things are not about real life. Seeing is believing however, and when most people have images that look like the demented maniacs found in television, film, and these theme attractions, how are they supposed to form a different truth. [Read more...]

The Baron is Dead – RIP Geoffrey Holder !!!

Holder played the laughing and mischievous Baron Samedi, the king of the Dead. In the New Orleans Voodoo and the Haitian Vodou religions, the Baron is charged with keeping all the other dead in line, he is most respected, revered, and often feared. [Read more...]

Remembering The Ancestors By Creating Voodoo Flags

The ancestors are, by definition responsible for our own creation. In turn in the traditions of New Orleans Voodoo and Haitian Vodou we continue to create in honor of them. These creations can be in the form of song, dance, food, or more traditional artistic offerings such as Voodoo flags, also known as drapo. [Read more...]

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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