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Desire in a Different Climate

In 1945 on their return voyage to France, Andre Breton and his new wife Elise with Wifredo Lam in tow stopped in Haiti where their friend and Surrealist contributor Pierre Mabille was culture attache. 203 more words


Dreams, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Kouzen

As any Vodouisant worth their salt (that they keep out of the food on the altar) can tell you, the Lwa speak frequently and often powerfully through dreams. 1,113 more words


Vodou, I Remember: My New Books on Haitian Vodou

Hello, Friends: Please allow me to share my two new books with you, which are published by Lexington Books (2016). Dr. Nixon Cleophat and I edited both volumes on Haitian Vodou:  … 1,058 more words


Animism, HeLa cells, and Mystical Flesh (pt 1)

Click here for: Part 2 and Part 3

(Do you ever just want to link to about a dozen posts and say, “Here, read all of this quickly and then carry on?) 2,534 more words


signal boost: The Legacy of Hoodoo Within the Black Church

Celebratory article on one of my favorite topics, Queer Southern Black Witch histories.

“The hoodoo religion involved spirit possession, sacred music, ancestor reverence, water immersion, herbal medicine, sacred music, circle dancing, and shaman priests who functioned in a variety of roles, including that of leader in religious activity such as role model in the sacred ritual of the Ring Shout, “ says writer Katrina Hazzard-Donald.

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In a Dantò frame of mind.

I have been rolling around the idea of writing about Ezili Dantò  for quite awhile, but I’ve hesitated over and over for reasons that seem like a bit of a cop-out, honestly. 1,456 more words

X is for X Marks the Spot

A veve is a ritual marking used in Vodou. Each Lwa (spirit) has a veve that is used to represent them. The veve is used both as a beacon to alert the Lwa of the ritual and as a gateway through which the Lwa can move into our realm. 203 more words

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