An herb is a plant that is valued for qualities such as medicinal properties, flavor, scent, or spiritual uses. General usage differs between culinary herbs and medicinal herbs.
His Indian name is Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Sparrow Hawk, and he was born in 1767 at Saukenuk, the principle city of the Sauk tribe located along the Rock River. Black Hawk was born into the Thunder clan. He...
A pharmacy of hoodoo materia medica, MEDICINESANDCURIOS.COM is the spiritual supplies website for Miller's Rexall, an old fashioned hoodoo drugstore located in downtown Atlanta, Ga. In the early 20th century, hoodoo...
Saint Expedite is the patron saint of those who need fast solutions to problems, who strive to put an end to procrastination and delays, and who seek financial success.
Zephyr, an 11-year-old Italian greyhound, just might be the incarnation of Anubis himself.
Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of New Orleans culture, particularly Mardi Gras and New Orleans music, are the Mardi Gras Indians. Little is understood about the specific tribes and their activities outside of...
There's an old Indian adage that goes... "When the student is ready, the teacher appears." Nothing happens by chance. If you lack energy and stamina, have failing eyesight, poor memory, cloudy thinking, and...
Voodoo Mama's Holy Incenses, Spiritual Oils, Magickal Baths, Sachet Powders, Herbal Blends, and Gris Gris are top quality, hand blended, ritualized, and custom blended the old fashioned way with the finest herbs and...
Someone gave you a Voodoo doll and ever since you have experienced a series of unfortunate events. You wonder to yourself, could this doll be cursed?
A Wish Tree is an individual tree that is used as an object of wishes and offerings. These trees are identified as possessing a special religious or spiritual value. By tradition, believers make offerings in order to...
Images of giant spiders eating birds, creeping over your bed at night, throwing hairs into your flesh, and sinking their fangs into your flesh have invaded the human psyche for ages.
CAN YOU SEE 10 FACES IN THE TREE? That's the magic of optical illusions...you think you see something but in reality it is something else. Or, what you are looking at is actually something morphing into something else,...
Handwriting analysis is a fun way to figure out what makes you tick and to determine your major personality traits.
William Shakespeare contributed many phrases to common English, from the famous "To be, or not to be" to a few lesser known, but still commonly used, phrases in everyday English.
Creepy, haunted, and evil dolls attract wanton spirits and strange humans, fascinate the horror fan, and scare the daylights out of most.
Similar to the Voodoo doll, the Ouija Board has endured a bad rap with Hollywood and the media. It doesn't help that the rampant fakery of many Spiritualists has perpetuated the negative hype.
A reborn doll is a vinyl baby doll that has been enhanced to resemble a realistic, lifelike, human baby. The process of creating a reborn doll is referred to as reborning.
A Veve is a religious symbol for a voudou "loa" (or lwa) and serves as their representation during rituals.
The 7 African Powers are seven of the most well-known and celebrated deities (orishas) of the Yoruban pantheon. The orishas are common to all faiths of Yoruban origin, although they are not always considered to be the...
This lens is a collection of prayers, blessings, and devotionals from a variety of faiths. Each is specified in terms of purpose and identified by faith, when known. "All that we do now must be done in a sacred...
It used to be that you could see bottle trees scattered all over the Southern landscape. Usually in the country or along the bayous of Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennesee, and Alabama, bottle trees are a colorful folk...
The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook: The Most Complete Book about New Orleans Voodoo and Hoodoo in Contemporary Literature
Everyone is buzzing over Voodoo spells and Voodoo dolls ... but let me ask you, how many people do you think have access to the real thing? ... How many people are getting sold bogus hocus pocus by people who are out...
These are the best instructions to be found on the web, evidenced by the number of people attempting to copy them :). Yes, it's true, the number of rewrites is astounding whereas previous to my original posting on other...
There are as many different styles of Voodoo dolls as there are people making them. Yet, did you know that there actually are different styles with specific characteristics made for specific purposes? This lens will...
"If you want to learn how to make songs yourself, you take your guitar and your go to where the road crosses that way, where a crossroads is. Get there be sure to get there just a little ' fore 12 that night so you...
Harry Houdini was born in Hungary on March 24, 1874 and died October 31, 1926. His real name was Ehrich Weiss, which he changed to Ehrich Weisz when he came to the United States. He is considered to be one of the...
Zombies...they certainly capture the imagination of the masses. Most have heard about the practice of Zombiism by the bokors of Haiti, who create zombies at the request of folks seeking revenge or cheap slave labor....
Baron La Croix (pronounced Lakwa) is one of the Voodoo spirits of death referred to as the Guédé Barons. His name means Baron of the Cross. Along with being a Loa of the dead, he is a loa of sexuality,...
This lens pays homage to the quintessential Voodoo Queen of New Orleans - Mam'zelle Marie Laveau. For the most enjoyable, funky, voodoo perusing experience, play the following song by Redbone while reading this lens,...
Why is it that so many want to know how to voodoo with voodoo dolls? It has to do with the need for empowerment, a need to control one's life when feeling out of control, or a way to even the score.
In the Afro-Brazilian tradition commonly referred to as Umbanda, Exu are considered a family of spirit-deities representing choices, possibilities and balance.
In African and indigenous traditions, libations and prayers are very important and are used all the time as offerings to the Spirits.
Human-like forms made of clay, stone, cloth, wax, roots, and wood meant to contain the essence or power of particular spirits can be found from early Paleolithic cultures to contemporary society.
This article discusses the history of dolls as they are used in magick and ritual.
Día de los Muertos is a holiday rooted in the ancient past of Mesoamerica. My ancestors were in awe of the eternal cycle of life and death and believed in the need for sacrifice to assure the continuation of...
The Day of the Dead, also known as El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day, is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of...
Dreamcatchers are believed to have originated in the Ojibwa Nation. A dreamcatcher is a handmade object based on a willow hoop, on which is woven a loose net or web. It is then decorated with personal and sacred items...
Papa Legba has his origins with the Fon people of Dahomey (Benin) Africa and is said to be the guardian and trickster of the crossroads and entrances.
In the Voodoo Pantheon, there is an important group of female loa (goddesses)whose first name is Erzulie. While all of them share in their role as Goddess of love, art, and sex, each has additional areas of life which...
Did you know that some of the most popular search terms on the subject of Voodoo includes Voodoo dolls, how to make Voodoo dolls, and of course, how to use Voodoo dolls? Well, I figured that since I have numerous lenses...
Voodoo has been hailed as quite possibly the oldest religion known to humankind, originating some 7,000 years ago. The word voodoo means "spirit" or "mystery." Voodoo believers accept the existence...
Why make a voodoo doll? Because making Voodoo dolls can be a lot of fun. It is an activity that elicits laughter and is food for some great and potentially therapeutic conversation among family and friends. Invariably,...
This article will provide the reader with a basic understanding of the terms hoodoo, voodoo, magick, and ju ju in the New Orleans tradition.