More Suggestions for Finding Godparents in Voodoo and Santeria

Very often I meet people who tell me they don’t have the time necessary to devote to Santeria/ Lucumi or Voodoo. My response is usually “do you have the time to devote to bettering your life?” [Read more...]

6 Questions You Need to Ask Before Finding Godparents in Santeria or Voodoo

Ask questions! If we go into the process with our eyes open, and keeping a few key points in mind, the process of joining an ile (Santeria/ Lucumi) or hounfor (Voodoo/Vodou) spiritual house may go more smoothly. [Read more...]

Would You Go to a Voodoo Funeral Home? Could you?

The whole thing started with a hand. Not a mojo hand, made of herbs and other spiritual items, that jazz legends like Muddy Waters and Lightning Hopkins liked to sing about, but a real hand. The story is this, in November 1997 a hand was discovered in the Manatee River. The hand had been removed by funeral embalmer Paula Green-Albritton, in an attempt to make a voodoo “helping hand.” [Read more...]

History of Haint Blue- the Color of the Dead

Voodoo and Hoodoo history have a color for you: It’s called “Haint Blue.” Maybe your grandmother used it, or your great grandmother. A haint is another way of saying haunt, or ghost, but the word is not used very often these days, even if the haints still exist. [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...]

Congo Square is the Place to Be…

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. [Read more...]


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