Haitian Vodou: Mystery of the Cosmos series

Haitian Vodou: Mystery of the Cosmos Series on Spotify

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

Debunking Myths About Vodou

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

Reasons to Never Practice Vodou | Wisdom Live Talk

In this live Wisdom talk, I discuss the reasons you should never practice Vodou. If you are interested in experimenting with this religion, you must listen to this episode. Throughout this live podcast, Vodou practitioner Ritchy Thermidor and I discuss the reasons newcomers should be weary of this spiritual practice. Some of the reasons my … Continue reading Reasons to Never Practice Vodou | Wisdom Live Talk

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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Restoring African Spiritual Systems in the Diaspora

What does restoring African spiritual systems mean? The knowledge, wisdom, and overstanding inherent in African traditional religions (ATRs) as many components and moving parts. The knowledge of African people groups has been spread throughout the world prior to, during, and after colonization and slavery. Likewise, has critical information about our spiritual systems. While much of … Continue reading Restoring African Spiritual Systems in the Diaspora

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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?