June 23rd is approaching, and in the New Orleans of yesteryear, that meant voodoo celebrations on the banks of the bayou. Poetic Historian, Cassie Pruyn has her academic eye on what really happened and how Marie LaVeau was the queen of more than voodoo.
Posted: 6/16/2016 10:49:55 AM Reads: 139 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: nolavie.com Category: Voodoo
On a wet evening in January 1941, Seabrook and “a youthful band of idealists” convened at a cabin in the Maryland woods—they made sure to bring a whole bunch of rum from Jamaica, land of voodoo—with a single, lofty aim: “to kill Adolf Hitler by voodoo incantation.” A report of the event, complete with photographs, made for one of the odder features ever to appear in LIFE Magazine, under the title “LIFE Goes to a Hexing Party.”
Posted: 3/28/2016 9:31:57 PM Reads: 203 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: dangerousminds.net Category: Voodoo
Wrestlers are more famous than footballers in Senegal earning up to £200,000 and using rituals, potions and amulets to secure victory. Christian Bobst follows the Dakar superstars from the beaches where they train to the roar of the arena
Posted: 3/4/2016 1:48:03 PM Reads: 236 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.theguardian.com Category: Voodoo
Head was discovered by passer-by in cardboard beer box in Highbridge Park with fruit, veggies and soda
Posted: 3/1/2016 2:47:05 PM Reads: 204 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk Category: Voodoo
Police detained a man and a woman on suspicion of desecrating a grave in Alicante cemetery with the purpose of carrying out a cult ritual to strengthen their relationship.
Posted: 2/22/2016 3:31:07 PM Reads: 218 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.thelocal.es Category: Voodoo
Well? Would you…? This was the question faced by the participants in a rather extraordinary series of studies described in a new paper from Illinois psychologists Randy J. McCarthy and colleagues. In total, 1081 parents with children aged under 18 were presented with an outline of a person, and asked to imagine that it was …
Posted: 2/6/2016 4:24:53 AM Reads: 234 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com Category: Voodoo
Virtual autopsy yields forensic insights in Haitian voodoo crimes
Posted: 2/5/2016 2:36:12 AM Reads: 257 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.dotmed.com Category: Voodoo
Even people who know very little about Haitian Vodou, seem to know the tale of the serpent and the rainbow. Sacred stories traverse boundaries and limitations, and this story of two divine snakes is no exception. For many devotees the Loa Damballa Wedo and Aida Wedo are the father and mother of the Vodou, or Voodoo, religion.
Posted: 1/24/2016 4:15:52 AM Reads: 255 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.patheos.com Category: Voodoo
Followers donned traditional robes and brigh hats as they sipped gin, danced in the streets and visited the sacred forest in the tiny west African country at the weekend.
Posted: 1/14/2016 1:42:43 AM Reads: 283 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Voodoo
In 1906, young Robert Eugene Otto received a doll from his family’s servant. It was, at first blush, unremarkable: a doll of wire, cloth and straw, with beige skin and human-like hair. It wore an outfit similar to that of an American Naval officer. But the doll held an ominous secret that would reveal itself in time...
Posted: 3/12/2013 3:41:45 PM Reads: 938 Submitted By: tulpara Source: www.strangerdimensions.com Category: Voodoo
Zora Neale Hurston was a fascinating woman. In the late 1920s and through the 1930s, she traveled throughout the Caribbean studying various aspects of their culture and society. Part of that study included the study of voodoo and of zombies. One story includes a woman named Felicia Felix-Mentor of Haiti. She died of a sudden illness in 1907. But, she was found walking the streets in 1936. Zora Neale Hurston photographed her and interviewed her. The photograph appeared in Life magazine and introduced the American public to zombies.
Posted: 6/8/2012 4:30:57 PM Reads: 913 Submitted By: Medieval Source: naturalplane.blogspot.com Category: Voodoo
A lot of people think the Apocalypse is just around the corner and many of us have been brought up to believe that the dead will raise from their graves on Judgment Day, which is why I think the zombie has reached this incredible surge
Posted: 9/23/2010 12:00:00 AM Reads: 572 Submitted By: Medieval Source: naturalplane.blogspot.com Category: Voodoo
Missionaries have flocked to Haiti in droves since the earthquake to feed the homeless, treat the injured and jockey for souls...some Voodoo practitioners have said they’ve converted to Christianity for fear they will lose out on aid
Posted: 2/24/2010 12:00:00 AM Reads: 591 Submitted By: Medieval Source: naturalplane.blogspot.com Category: Voodoo
A Manzini pastor is alleged to have issued a hit list of former senior members of his church he accuses of having caused a mass exodus of followers by spreading unfounded allegations.
Posted: 2/20/2010 12:00:00 AM Reads: 563 Submitted By: Medieval Source: naturalplane.blogspot.com Category: Voodoo
A scholar of the religion known as Vodou (or Voodoo, if you’re Anglo) tells how she saved a small cloth ritual object from desecration by a gang of spooked professors.
Posted: 9/23/2009 12:00:00 AM Reads: 527 Submitted By: Medieval Source: naturalplane.blogspot.com Category: Voodoo
Police said the ring carried out voodoo rituals and black magic to frighten the women and keep them always under control with the threat of destroying their souls or making them crazy.
Posted: 5/30/2009 12:00:00 AM Reads: 565 Submitted By: Medieval Source: naturalplane.blogspot.com Category: Voodoo
Pupils do Obeah (aka voodoo).some were choking, and one girl “spoke in a man’s voice.”
Posted: 5/8/2007 12:00:00 AM Reads: 588 Submitted By: Lone_Lycan Source: www.newsday.co.tt Category: Voodoo
During voodoo ceremonies, believers "feed" the spirits and seek advice, healing, and protection from them.
Posted: 7/11/2004 12:00:00 AM Reads: 591 Submitted By: clayroy Source: news.nationalgeographic.com Category: Voodoo
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide did not flee Haiti because he lost his nerve. Neither did the United States blackmail him. No, the most satisfying explanation for the country’s recent upheavals is that the spirits were offended and taking their revenge.
Posted: 3/6/2004 12:00:00 AM Reads: 548 Submitted By: clayroy Source: www.telegraph.co.uk Category: Voodoo
Traditional cults from across the country will meet at the seaside town of Ouidah, revered as the cradle of voodoo and offer prayers and sacrifices to their gods.
Posted: 1/7/2004 12:00:00 AM Reads: 526 Submitted By: clayroy Source: news.bbc.co.uk Category: Voodoo
An American lawyer has been convicted of money laundering after a trial disrupted by allegations that voodoo magic was being used to influence the outcome.
Posted: 1/5/2004 12:00:00 AM Reads: 473 Submitted By: clayroy Source: www.telegraph.co.uk Category: Voodoo
No one knows how many people believe in voodoo. People who monitor religious belief in the New Orleans area, however, put the number of voodoo practitioners here well into the tens of thousands or beyond.
Posted: 11/30/2003 12:00:00 AM Reads: 519 Submitted By: clayroy Source: www.nytimes.com Category: Voodoo