May 3, 2019

There has been a disturbing trend occurring with the rise in popularity of magick and witchcraft, I’m calling it Munchausen Magick Syndrome. Read more

April 25, 2019

I have been waiting a long time to see In Search of Voodoo the new documentary by Djimon Hounsou. He artfully presents the beauty and majesty of the religion of his homeland Benin. In it he tells us that Voodoo is a system based on nature. Read more

April 15, 2019

In New Orleans Voodoo we know all about chicory. We use it our magick, and very importantly, in our coffee. Read more

April 8, 2019

People who are newcomers to the traditions of Witchcraft & Voodoo have so many questions when they are starting out. Read more

April 1, 2019

No one is going to like my response but Isaac Bonewits did indeed model parts of ADF on Voodoo. His start was in a Vodou house, and he pretty much says so in the introduction to my book. When he began the model for starting/reconstruction of his form of Druidism, now known as ADF, this was his basis. Read more

March 28, 2019

It’s unusual for us to review a book of poetry here on Voodoo Universe, but The Splooge Factory is an unusual book. It artfully explores the interstices of gender, sex, power, repression, oppression and release. Read more

March 20, 2019

It comes as a bit of a surprise that it took us this long to get around to discussing ritual tools, but that is our topic this time around on Witchcraft & Voodoo. In New Orleans Voodoo almost anything can be a ritual tool, everything possesses sacred Ashe, the universal life force belonging to all things. Read more

March 12, 2019

Reflecting on Black History Month (BHM), I notice that as often happens, writers will highlight black authors and recommend books during BHM as a way to highlight and celebrate. However, as a black witch, I find myself disappointed by the lack of black voices providing input, a lack of pagan authors on the list … Read more

March 3, 2019

An interviewer asked me once if Mardi Gras Day was the biggest holiday in New Orleans Voodoo Religion. The history of the Mardi Gras Indians is almost as colorful as the intricate suits they craft. Read more

February 21, 2019

My world has always been filled with magickal houseplants. Both my parents share a love of all things botanical, and despite growing up in Brooklyn, it was always a true urban jungle for me. Now I have hanging plants, succulents, trees, herbs and more growing in my home. If you’re working on setting up your own urban oasis, the logical place to start is with herbs. Thy are readily available and their sacred properties are numerous. Some of these I… Read more

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