Category Archives: Hoodoo

Apotheosis of Marie Laveau, Hoodoo-Voodoo-Vodou Icon

I knew that it was time to write this post after everyone in my classroom had seen the third season of the FX series American Horror Story, starring Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau, except me. Most of my students had never heard … Continue reading

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The Buddha in the Botanica

Many years ago I came upon an interesting presence while visiting El Cobre, a village in southeastern Cuba. Translated simply as “Copper,” El Cobre is well known for its 19th century mining concerns, but even more famously, it is the site … Continue reading

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The Strange Career of Mami Wata

Even though Hoodoo and Conjure supplies are disseminated broadly on the internet these days, it is just as likely that one can find an actual physical botanica or spiritual store where one can purchase the essential merchandise of magical practices. … Continue reading

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Voodoo Comics: Paper Dolls!

Well, this one is fun and educational. Who doesn’t love paper dolls? Well some of us do. At first I thought this would be just another graphic box ‘o zombies, but it isn’t. The text tells us the story: Jake and Emily … Continue reading

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Notes on Data for Hoodoo Studies

At THATCamp last week I proposed a toolkit-building session for newbies which was accepted on the first day. I had decided to post some of the images of my source material, the dreambooks, but said very little about what I planned … Continue reading

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