Lenglensou is a well-known and dangerous guard spirit within the Haitian Vodou pantheon. Though this loa is widely revered in Haiti, his character and manifestation are not as well known in the Western world. He is believed to be the ultimate judge of justice, punishing those who have wronged others. This loa is not to … Continue reading Lenglensou: Spirit of Vengeance in Haitian Vodou
Haitian Vodou divination is used to gain insight into the spiritual world. And it helps one understand the hidden messages of life. These readings are performed by a trained Vodou priest or priestess who interprets symbols, signs, and energies from the spiritual realm. Through these readings, people can gain clarity on their current situation. Also, … Continue reading Haitian Vodou Divination: What to Expect During a Reading
A vèvè or symbol is used to represent a loa (spirit) in Haiti and other African diaspora traditions. However, this type of symbology is by no means unique to Africa or the African diaspora. Though Haitian Vodou vèvès are probably among the widest known among all traditional spiritual practices. But today, not many people know … Continue reading What is a Vodou Vèvè?
Haitian Vodou is one of the most revered and feared ancestral-based spiritual traditions derived from African and indigenous people groups on the Caribbean Islands. This often misunderstood system was the basis for Haitian liberation and its subsequent domino effect throughout the Americas. Beyond revolution, Haitian Vodou is a catalyst for powerful individual and societal change. … Continue reading Haitian Vodou: Mystery of the Cosmos Series on Spotify
Many myths surround Vodou and other African spiritual systems practiced throughout the world. These traditions are often relegated to the status of black magic and demonized in senseless and detrimental ways. In this episode, Ritchy Thermidor and I discuss the origin and essence of such myths. We likewise shed truth on the reality of these … Continue reading Debunking Myths About 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
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?
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