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Haitian Vodou Flags

Doubtless the most spectacular Haitian art form is the sequin-covered Drapo Vodou or “Voodoo Flag”. Vodou banners derive directly from the practice of the Vodou religion, a syncretism of traditional African religions brought to Haiti by slaves, with the Catholicism of their former masters. 140 more words


Black Madonna Limited Editions And Prints

Mixed media icon of the black madonna. A modern/antique fusion interpretation of the iconography of Erzulie Dantor and Madonna Czestochowa.

The icon was created via oil painting and digital painting, with the final incarnation of the image rendered as a photograph. 50 more words


The Power of Female Friendship: Remembering Karen McCarthy Brown by Carol P. Christ

News of Karen Brown’s recent death came via email from a mutual friend of ours, Christine Downing.

There are many things that can be said about Karen’s life and career, including that… 1,060 more words


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Another tribute to Karen McCarthy Brown by Carol P. Christ.

"Why Do Severed Goat Heads Keep Turning Up in Brooklyn?" - Adrian Chen - New York Magazine

One journalists adventure through religion, butcher shops, the internet, and the parks of New York City. 10 more words

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Fet Damballah 2015

It has been just about 48 hours since fete Damballah ended. It was emotional in a very unexpected way and I am still trying to sort out how I feel about it and why I feel particular ways. 4,229 more words

Book Review: Drawing Down The Spirits

Filan, Kenaz; Kaldera, Raven
Drawing Down the Spirits: The Traditions and Techniques of Spirit Possession
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company. Kindle Edition.
Link to Amazon Kindle version… 946 more words


Drew Mourns Dr. Karen McCarthy Brown

Dr. Karen McCarthy Brown, theologian and author of “Mama Lola,” departs this world for Ginea on March 4. Link to the full memorial below.

Professor Emerita of the Anthropology and Sociology of Religion passed away earlier this month. 9 more words