It’s My 2 Year Blogiversary And I’ll Rant If I Want Too !

Lilith Dorsey of Voodoo Universe in a Mardi Gras Indian Suit

As for complaints however, lets start will the almighty powers that be…. I know some of you reading this Voodoo blog think I am speaking about Lwa or Orisha, those are indeed almighty powers, but no, I am instead speaking about social media networks. [Read more...]

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Voodoo Review: Eve’s Bayou

Samuel L. Jackson photo by neovain. Licensed under CC 2.0

Shrouded in death, ancestors, and mystery …Eve’s Bayou centers around a child called Eve. [Read more...]

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The Search for Samo: Voodoo Universe’s Pilgrimage to Basquiat

Basquiat's Grave photo by Lilith Dorsey 2015. All rights reserved.

His art itself is magick, power, and invocation writ both large and small….In any case this past Memorial Day weekend we travelled to the source itself to leave offerings and honor his spirit. [Read more...]

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How to Use Cascarilla

Cascarilla photo by Lilith Dorsey. Copyright 2015 all rights reserved.

Medically the plant was used as a tonic, an expectorant, to stop excessive farting, and also for “nocturnal pollutions.” For convenience sake the stuff used in ritual now is made from powdered eggshells. These Cascarilla cakes are used before, during, and sometimes even after any ritual working, and could definitely be considered a necessary part of the tradition. [Read more...]

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Aida Wedo: The Snake Goddess Rears Her Beautiful Head

queen snake photo by Pete and Noe Woods. Text added. Licensed Under CC 2.0.

In addition to holding great power and energy, snakes are also symbolic of deep fear. [Read more...]

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Voodoo Feast is in the Air … It Begins by Tehron Gillis

Voodoo Ancestor Feast 2008, photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

On the other side people converse in preparation of a ceremony that you had only heard rumors about. The altar, the symbol in cornmeal on the floor, and the flags send questions coursing through your head. It begins. [Read more...]

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Who Owns the Dead?

Cemetery 2014 photo by MJS all rights reserved.

People are calling for all kinds of action in the matter of Marie Laveau from calls to petitions to protests. Time will tell how best to proceed. After discussing the matter with one friend we quickly came to the conclusion that while the current situation was indeed difficult, these religions of Voodoo, Vodou, and Lucumi (Santeria,) have always been made to take a backseat to more mainstream practices. [Read more...]

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