The Return of Ms. Cleo, Mambo Priestess ?

Ms Cleo was the face and more memorably the voice of psychic readings in the late 90′s. Vine today published an interview with the divine Ms herself. Ms. Cleo talks about being raised in the tradition of Obeah ( a Jamaican cousin of Voodoo), and her initiation and study up to become a Mambo priestess. [Read more...]

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Legba Veve at the Cemetery: Voodoo Takes Action

The following piece of video art offers up the creation of Papa Legba’s veve made out of a cornmeal base in a New Orleans Cemetery. This particular ceremony was designed to honor those that we love who have passed, and to heal. [Read more...]

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The Game of the Warrior Goddesses of Voodoo and Santeria

Life is a series of clues, stories and signs to be interpreted and nurtured. Goddesses can help us do that. They can help us roll the dice and move forward in the right direction. [Read more...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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