August 24, 2022

"Don't talk about it, be about it" is one of my mottos, so when I got the chance to start a community garden here in my New Orleans neighborhood I couldn't wait. Read more

July 25, 2022

J. Allen Cross is one of my favorite people, and let me start by saying this review of American Brujeria is long overdue. This book says everything it is supposed to say and so much more. Read more

July 12, 2022

Many Black folks like myself probably grew up doing a lot of Hoodoo magick and they didn't even realize it. A psalm for protection, some salt on the doorstep, a root in the pocket... all of these are time honored Hoodoo practices that for many of us have become second nature. Read more

June 20, 2022

I'm a big supporter of CBD so when I got the change to review CBD For Your Health, Mind & Spirit, published by Llewellyn Worldwide, I couldn't be more excited. Read more

May 4, 2022

Hoodoo is a practice born out of slavery and oppression. At it's foundation it is about finding justice, and fighting for equality. It saddens me to say it but these things are just as life threateningly important as they ever have been. Read more

April 8, 2022

This blog Voodoo Universe was started on September 9, 2013. Over the years it has grown to over 650 posts, and averaging 145,000 hits a year, becoming truly the most popular Voodoo blog in the universe. Read more

March 7, 2022

There are over 700 posts here on Voodoo Universe, and I honestly can't believe I haven't written about Morning Glory yet. There is a bit of an explanation however, we have written about Hi John root,  a botanical relative of morning glory that is also a traditional Hoodoo ingredient. But what about the glorious morning glory itself. It belongs to the Ipomea genus, of which there are over 600 species including sweet potatoes. Read more

January 26, 2022

Recently I had a chance to talk to Hope Romano (we're old friends and actually went through grade school together,) her stellar blog Dear Queen of Wands provides advice and guidance for all who seek it. Read more

January 10, 2022

Cypress is a majestic plant. It exists between the land and water rising high above all it can see. It is used around the world for magickal protection, longevity, curse removal, and psychic connection to the dead. Read more

January 4, 2022

those who wish to know they can find detailed accounts of this year's reading, governed by the Orisha Obatala ... Read more

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