How can a person who is not a priest make workings more effective?

Share this…Facebook0TwitterReddit0Pinterest0LinkedinPrintemailAs I’ve said in previous articles, some things are best put in the hands of a priest/ess or someone of that level.  However, I understand that not everyone is going to take that advice.  Also many people in the diaspora live in areas with no priests, or they’ve encountered one too many charlatans.  Whatever reason you want to take things into your own hands, there are some things you should know before you do …

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Can a person have a head Orisha of the opposite gender?

Share this…Facebook0TwitterReddit0Pinterest0LinkedinPrintemailThey most certainly can.  Some Orishas have a dual gender, and some have various paths, personas, or character traits that are comfortable for people of the opposite gender in daily life.  Spirits in general, unless they are not so much Spirits as alterdimensional beings, don’t have what can be described as a physical gender so much as a “feel”.  The way they express themselves will be more associated with maleness, femaleness, or androgyny, and …

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Can White people practice Vodun?

Share this…Facebook0TwitterReddit0Pinterest0LinkedinPrintemailThey most certainly can.  We just prefer to think of them as light skinned. 😉 Scientifically speaking, the genetic origin of all humans living today is in Africa.  So it is not a question of whether White people are naturally entitled to the Vodun or not.  The big issue around it is mostly cultural, and for adherents to the idea of human biodiversity, capability of understanding Vodun. I can’t say that all people of …

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New Vodun Calendar and Chat

Share this…Facebook0TwitterReddit0Pinterest0LinkedinPrintemailWe now have a calendar and a chatroom.  You can browse the calendar on the site or subscribe to it using Google calendar. If you want to add additional holidays or local event announcements, feel free to contact us or post a comment on the calendar page. There are two chats you can use on the site, one pop-over chat in the bottom right corner, and the chat page.

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What do I do if I can’t afford offerings to the Orishas?

Share this…Facebook0TwitterReddit0Pinterest0LinkedinPrintemailVodun is not and never has been a rich person’s faith.  It is about the effort, sincerity, and alignment with the Forces of Nature, not how expensive a gift is.  Remember the story of Yemaya’s three crowns. For your normal observances, if you do what you can afford, the Spirits will accept this.  Just don’t be cheap with them if you really can afford to do more. What priests charge for their services is …

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Why do people post Voodoo spells on the internet?

Share this…Facebook0TwitterReddit0Pinterest0LinkedinPrintemailIt is not something I would do outside of a private course frame, but I can understand why some others would, though I don’t always agree with the reasoning.  In some cases, it is a joke.  In some cases, the authors have co opted the convenient aspects of Vodun and put it in a western frame.  In some cases, they are workings that are common for laypersons and aspiring mystics to do for themselves, …

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Feast of Eshu and Shango September 29-30, 2011

Share this…Facebook0TwitterReddit0Pinterest0LinkedinPrintemailLast night’s festivities were very exciting and edifying.  Everyone got something good from it, and we even got a little blood shed in the battled for Shango.  I posted the photos on Facebook, but here are the highlights:    

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Why do Christians call Orishas demons?

Share this…Facebook0TwitterReddit0Pinterest0LinkedinPrintemailMost practitioners of Vodun and diaspora systems are Christian, so I would say this is just a North American and culturally lost or disgruntled African thing.  Mainly, it’s because they simply do not know what an Orisha is.  For an educated or non eurocentric Christian, to call an Orisha a demon is like calling water or air a demon.  So please don’t lump all Christians into the same category.  Someone wearing a cross or going to …

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Eshu and Shango September 2011

Share this…Facebook0TwitterReddit0Pinterest0LinkedinPrintemailWe are now in the preparation stages of the ebo for Eshu and Shango for September 2011.  This is your chance to send in your requests for protection for yourself or friends and family.  Use the contact form or write to me at sister@soulmindbody.net .  The ebo will happen tonight from 8pm Jerusalem time and the doors will be open until whenever. If you would like a talisman made with ashes from this ceremony, please …

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Can someone be forced to fall in love using rootwork?

Share this…Facebook0TwitterReddit0Pinterest0LinkedinPrintemailWell, yes and no.  The Egungun decide who will and won’t make children, and can be very helpful in finding a good match.  The feeling of being in romantic love however, is something different than familial love, which is what the ancestors preside over.  Someone who is very in touch with Nature and their Ancestors can tell who belongs with them, and this sense of belonging is what makes the kind of love that …

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