Guest Ritchy Thermidor donning a hat with the name and veve for Baron Samdi, a loa in Haitian Vodou culture.

A Journey into Haitian Vodou

In this episode, Haitian native Ritchy Thermidor discusses his journey into the tradition of his ancestors. He explains the reasons he chose to explore and embrace Haitian Vodou and how it has impacted his life. Also, Ritchy expounds upon the rewards and challenges he has faced along the way. He concludes by presenting helpful tips … Continue reading A Journey into Haitian Vodou

What is Vodou? | Defining and Normalizing Vodou

In this Wisdom Talk, Dr. Asanee and Ritchy define Vodou and outline the importance of normalizing spiritism in the modern-day world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32nVDqgF64Y&t=2546s

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Hierarchy of African Spirits

The spirits venerated in African Traditional Religions are enumerable. They range in scope and practice from system to system. And, they are just as organized and complex as human-derived structures. In this episode, you will learn about the many and varied tiers of African spirits worshipped throughout the diaspora. So, join me in this episode … Continue reading Hierarchy of African Spirits

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What is Voodoo?

While African spirituality is growing in popularity, many African-derived spiritual systems are still seen as taboo. In fact, all African spiritual systems have been ostracized at some level throughout the course of history. This has primarily been due to spiritual or religious superiority that has been perpetuated through slavery and colonization.  Resultantly, many people view … Continue reading What is Voodoo?

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Why I Practice Haitian Vodou

The most important aspect of my spiritual journey began in 2016. During that time I completely left Christianity and began my search for the Truth. That search has led me to where I am today as an Ifa devotee and Haitian vodou practitioner. I know right, what an intriguing duo. I was probably much like … Continue reading Why I Practice Haitian Vodou