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. For all these things I am immensely grateful. My very first post is titled Hoodoo, Voodoo, I do ! In it I write ” It is definitely easier to gain access to Pagan, as well as Voodoo information, than it has ever been before. I am reminded of the quote, most often attributed to Albert Einstein “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”
Some days it has been hard to turn away from some of the nonsense in this community. It is still full of people who make up their religions and initiations, abuse others, and are downright dishonest. The other day someone on my friend’s list suggested a confrontation type interview, in the vein of Jerry Springer and others, where community leaders could confront those who need it, with lie detectors and proof. My first thought was, where the hell do I sign up. There have been a few times I’ve tried call out these individuals, or “foist on their own petard” as Shakespeare would say. A quick review of my youtube videos, will show folks what I’m talking about. However instead of realizing my intent people disliked the video and turned their hatred toward me. A problem of the modern era I suppose.
An additional problem of the modern ea is fakes, and spoof accounts on social media. Almost every successful creator I know has had to deal with this problem lately. I myself have had two fake accounts crop up on instagram lately. For the record this is my only account lilithdorsey, and I will never contact you looking for cash. I though it was a good idea to even put this in the bio, but my scammer did the same and continues to show up in peoples dms. If someone genuinely wants a reading they can go to my website lilithdorsey.com and contact me through there.
The real rant that I want to have on this post is about what I consider a very strange turn with the sales of my books. Many people have been contacting me asking if it was okay for them to read my book if they are white or not Bipoc. Of course it’s okay for them to read it, if people want to be an ally the best place to start is by educating themselves with works written by Bipoc like myself. So much of the history taught in schools was created by white misogynistic scholars which dominate the discipline even to some extent today. We all have a duty to explore a counter narrative. This counternarrative can be found by reading works by Black authors like me. If you would like to check out some of my titles you can find them at an independent bookstore near you by searching here.
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