Explore the mysterious world of Dark Forces, Evil Spirits, Dark Energies and the Spirits of the Dead from the Voodoo perspective. Erzulie’s Voodoo created this page to help provide a resource for those struggling to understand why certain people and their energies have such a devastating effect on their lives. And hopefully confirm, everything you suspect about that person is true and no, you are not going mad.
In the Vodou, we very much believe that dark, evil forces walk amongst us. There are evil, dangerous, low-vibrational entities that appear in the human form and, monsters are real. These energies often consist of the Spirits of the Dead, Spirits of Sorrow, Spirits of Suffering. These dark forces and evil spirits bring to our world all the negative and toxic aspects within their energetic realm: addiction, rage, hate, deception, cruelty, abuse, jealousy, narcissism, manipulation, exploitation, covetousness, betrayal and destruction.
Sadly, many that are drawn to higher vibrational, loving souls are disguised as those who are supposed to love and protect you the most. A parent, a lover, a spouse, our closest friends and co-workers. Nothing is sacred when these empty, soulless, consumptive vessels want what you have.
We deal with the devastating effects these creatures have in our clients’ lives when spiritually connected to these dark, destructive and inhumane energies every day at Erzulie’s Voodoo. If you feel you have encountered such a situation or need help in understanding what they are and, breaking free from their grip, or healing from their carnage, our experts offer
outstanding spiritual counseling and powerful rituals for banishing those toxic connections to start the recovery process.
This page was designed to offer an easier reference on these deep, complicated and ancient spiritual beliefs about dark forces, dark energies, evil spirits, spirits of the dead and the forces of undoing. We assembled our most popular and relevant social media memes to offer an introduction about how these energies maneuver in our world.
Each image was created and designed by the
Root Queen (the owner) herself, using her images, film, photos and artwork she has personally painted over the years. Once she is done with the image selection to go with the message that “pops in her head that day,” she finishes the rest of the graphics and artwork for social media and then writes the spiritual message to post. Her goal is to provide support, knowledge and to help “make the inconceivable, more comprehensible.” She says this is part of her “Prayer Time and Spirit Time” each morning and overall life’s work; to bring healing and awareness to anyone who is suffering using the power of the Vodou spirits and deeply held spiritual truths. If you are not part of our social media, please join us (links above and below) as she posts messages quite often and they are always very illuminating.
We do hope the pieces we selected on this page help you seek comfort, wisdom and brings more spiritual awareness in your life. Scroll down to learn more about these dark forces, evil spirits, spirits of the dead and the spirits of undoing!
Posted April 2017 ~ Stop feeding the monobeings in your life folks…your thoughts, care, love and compassion is only “wasted medicine” on these predatory, harmful and unconscionable creatures…they DO NOT change, they CANNOT change, they are what they are and will destroy your life with their heavy, dead, consumptive spirits…cut them loose and stop breaking your own heart. Posted June 2019 ~ A funny conversation I had with a client yesterday about someone new “suddenly” entering their lives. They weren’t sure about some behaviors, so had me take a look. There is always a little truth in humor and especially with spiritual energies or those who profess to be oh-so- spiritual. I always say, the Devil is also spiritual. You need to discern what kind of spirits they carry and why are they here? Many turn to spiritually NOT to overcome their demons, but rather, to CONCEAL them. Pray over every new relationship or connection. Many times these demons sneak in your life with connections you DIDN’T pray about. Posted Sept. 2018 ~ I’m not a fan of these trendy, shallow, manifestation expressions ~ “You attract what you are.” “You’re drawing to you who you are” “You’re a mirror of that person who abused/deceived/manipulated/injured you.” I hear these quotes regurgitated out of the mouths of the victims often. Taught to accept responsibility for the devastating treatment by the various abusive, personality disordered, addicted and deceptive creatures. It breaks my heart because it’s punishing the victim twice! Change that dialogue! I don’t come into agreement with any abused soul accepting they “drew” that empty, soulless vessel into their world. And nor should you! They were more likely allowed in after being shown a convincing mask of humanity, which never existed. Many times, these empty husks of an entity, parading as human being, work very hard to deceive and target higher vibrational, loving, mindful and supportive soul such as yours. They select wholly formed, functioning souls who lead with what I term the “bias of truth.” Where fully formed, healthy adults assume they too, will value such traits of love, compassion, honor, integrity and support and not violate, exploit or sabotage such gifts. But these energies will always violate such qualities, every time. This is because they are in desperate need of your life force and powerful energy as they have no sense of self and wish to destroy yours. This ties into their massive failures and inadequacies on every vital level. Our only responsibility is to stay alert for the incongruity of their words and their behavior, which surely follows. I’ve always said, these entities aren’t drawn to YOU, they are drawn to what YOU CARRY. Never give them the power to punish you twice by agreeing to your role in the distorted and twisted theater of their minds. You are not responsible for their cruel, hurtful, sick and toxic behavior. You didn’t “draw it to you!” You are only responsible for recognizing it, not accepting it and cutting them loose! Empowerment starts with awareness of the energies drawn to you…stay woke! Posted June 2019 ~ For those struggling with energetic instability around certain people. From a Vodou and spiritual perspective, energy is contagious. Uplifting or life draining: you will feel the effects of their energy. Be very discerning with whom you share your energy and, allow into your space. Pay close attention to how you feel when they appear; do you perk up and feel joy or that dreaded feeling in the pit of your stomach? Often, we forget their energy introduces who they are long before they speak, hence why we often hear or have said, “I knew something wasn’t right but ignored it anyway” type recollection of the experience. Energy is everything. The energy in these exchanges determines how you feel around them and, tells you whether you need to end that connection or not. Posted July 2017 ~ I’ve been discussing with my colleagues lately about the “spirits” or “forces” of “undoing.” And, decided to paint one this morning (albeit with my very remedial technique), as I see them in my mind. It seems these contrary energies always tend manifest the moment you are committed to bettering your life, moving forward in a new direction, learning new skills or disciplines, implementing new habits, etc. Invariably, this seems to draw an entire swarm of unforeseen fire drills…car issues, leaking roof and a busted pipe (as in my case all last week haha), drama with family or work..anything to steal your time and focus on something to better you and your life. I truly believe, there is always a equal and opposite reaction energetically to every thought or movement we make…so when these forces appear to thwart you, push right through them…for these demons only surface when they know you’re about to make your greatest breakthrough!!! As they say, you are closest to your victory when you meet your greatest opposition!!! Declare your victory today and know it shall be! Posted May 2017 ~ Little heady message today, but needed! From a Vodou perspective, this is one of the best pieces of advice I ever received from one of the most knowledgeable Mambos I’ve ever known (and had the privilege to study with for over 20 years)…there is more to the expression “the walking dead,” much more: it is a truism.When you have giant, bright, high vibrational “life force” (or “Fos” or “Ashé” as we say) these energies are drawn more to you than anyone. Often they mirror or imitate whoever is around them, they usually need endless attention or validation, stir up a lot of chaos or fire drills and bring very heavy, oppressive energies into a room.This is because they don’t have their own self identity and therefore, want to feast on yours. Be careful who attaches to you and examine why, lest you become the perfect host for these parasites…not everyone is as they appear. Posted Aug. 2016 ~ A friend once told me to be very wary of anyone who appears in your life and magically “plugs into” all of your needs…one of the best pieces of advice I ever received Posted Oct. 2018 ~ For my friends and loved ones who are dealing with painful abandonment issues. I’ve been hearing this quite a bit lately in my spiritual sessions and finding so many are ruminating over “why they did this,” or “how could they do this,” or reinforcing any deep, unresolved wounds of feeling worthless and devalued. And while I deeply understand the state of shock, disbelief and betrayal, I believe you’re asking the wrong question. The question should be, why do you want them to stay? Wholly formed, loving souls, never put themselves in a position to lose loving, supportive, caring and generous souls such as yourself. Only the spiritually sick, deeply pathological, disordered or those creatures masquerading around in a human vessel, pull such cowardly, deceitful and painful antics. I’m sure when you look back, you’ll see their inability to “cope,” “deal,” and their true selves surfaced, right about the time when you were seeking accountability, empathy or reciprocity in any form. Their hideous, sad and pathetic behavior is not a statement of YOU, it’s a reflection of their failure of a human being, on just about every level. They way they leave tells you EVERYTHING. And, it absolutely confirms they were not Divinely sent…those that are sent to you by your spirits, fight for you, not flee. Thank your spirits for removing the sickness from your world. In hopes this helps start the healing process for those suffering such wounds that have nothing to do with them. Alafia! Posted Feb. 2017 ~ Truth! Your true people FIGHT for you, love you and stand by you. Those that don’t, just handed you the scissors to cut them out of your life! Posted Nov. 2018 ~ Free yourself from toxic energies and undermining vibrations of people pulling, yanking, baiting or disrupting your thoughts, life, dreams and peace. Human relationships are extremely complex and the vibrations of particularly volatile, immature or addicted people can absolutely be felt if they’re focused on you, even remotely. It’s all about vibrations, energy and psychic chemistry. Disengage and disallow these toxic dramas and disruptions by refusing to acknowledge their existence. It will atrophy those energies. Only acknowledge greatness. Greatness in those that inspire and support you. Those that have made positive impacts. Those that have ethics, honor and integrity. Those that believe in you! Most importantly, acknowledge the greatness in YOU! You start doing that each day, greatness starts acknowledging you back. Alafia! Posted July 2017 ~ “Show me all the parts of you that you do not love…so I know where to begin.” ~ AnaSo much agony in our lives can be avoided with authenticity and honesty ~ don’t be afraid to show those you love what hurts, where you’re scared, where you’re struggling, where you’re insecure ~ trust you’re loved anyway…so stop masking your pain with deception, denial, anger or escape tactics. GET BRAVE ~ and take that mask off when speaking to me…only authentic souls wanted around here… Posted Jan. 2018 ~ Cruelty…a place so many people stoop to when unable to emotionally cope or process their deep rooted issues. You must be aware of the small acts which demonstrate cruelty that lurks behind the masks of many allegedly “good” people. They often start subtly; insensitivity to your needs, the careless put downs, the silent treatment, words not matching their actions, the indignation of your reaction to THEIR hurtful words or careless deeds. These are all the beginning signs of the cracks in their “good” person facade and the dysfunction seeping through. And while there are indeed good qualities, and many don’t “intend” great malice or harm per se, the absence of empathy and emotional understanding are sufficient. Cruelty is a game played only by the weak and cowardly; it’s a form of emotional abuse, a low level, juvenile tactic used by those who live in fear, powerlessness, self-loathing, low self-esteem, deep insecurities, overall lack of self-respect and dignity. And don’t be fooled: it is a choice. Yes, they are choosing to inflict injury or harm to others with their garden variety antics, as it’s a reflection of themselves, a reflection they are deliberately choosing to avoid acknowledging and dealing with. When they are cruel, it means they haven’t healed. Some can and will, I see this every day in my practice, but be aware of your role while they are resorting to this level of dysfunctional behavior ~ you don’t need to be their collateral damage in the war with themselves either. Stay woke folks, too much self hate = too little self control ~ walking wounded all around us! For those second guessing someone’s alleged goodness or noble intentions under the auspice of spirituality: Always watch what they DO, not what they SAY! So many profess “spirituality,” “faith,” “attend mass,” “put God/Spirit first,” etc. yet behave in unconscionable manners: lying, deceit, manufacturing drama, theft, stealing your joy, stealing your peace, causing chaos and not honoring their words or promises. These are people wearing the “mask of compassion” to feel better about their low brow antics, deep emotional dysfunction and often deceptive predators. These are people who mirror what they perceive a fully formed human being should be, shrouded in the cloak of a “spiritual life” but in reality, are littered with low level, toxic energies. These are people who will do nothing but inflict pain, hurt, injury and disappointment. You know who they are, and the first person that popped in your head, cut them out of your life, NOW!! Posted Aug. 2017 ~ For those struggling with the “why would they’s” or “how could they’s” ~ stop fixing that broken THING you keep trying to put back together…you’ve already been shown who or what they are ~ and they’re unlikely to change. Stop fighting the old…commit to building the new and beautiful future you deserve ~ don’t fear letting those in the past go: your precious heart will find its way to a love that loves, just like you do. Posted Jan. 2018 ~ We love to assign people roles to play in the theater of our minds and hearts…we’re human, it’s what we do. We need our hereos and villians to complete the play of our lives. It’s how our minds make sense of painful situations or amazing ones. We assign those roles to those actors and it’s shocking when we find they are always interchangeable. Sharing a personal example here, because you will relate and I love your feedback: I had an experience recently with a person whom I adored and thought the absolute world of; really perceived this person was exceptional in all the ways that mean the most to me, anyway. You can imagine how heartbroken I was to discover, I had overlooked other aspects within them, of where they struggled internally and their coping mechanism, which indeed inflicted a deep wound to my heart. Actor exited the stage, at least for now because we all struggle and doesn’t mean they’re not loved anyway. But, as only spirit can do, enter an old actor playing a NEW role: A person in the theater of my life, who caused so much pain and hurt years ago to self and loved ones, due to their inner struggles. He had been working extremely hard over the last few years to heal and grow. He did the hard, painful inner work to release some deep rooted trauma. And guess who played the role of the hero??? That’s right! A person I would have called the Devil himself 2 years ago. He brought so much laughter, comfort, support and love until I felt better. The point being; we can’t assign roles to anyone, even those we love the most, as they will always be in constant flux and change depending upon where we need to grow, heal, be made aware or have any illusions ripped away. And if we do, we will ALWAYS BE DISAPPOINTED! Spirit will use whatever means necessary to make a point, elevate you, open your eyes or heal those wounds, no matter what costume they’re wearing. It’s only our limitations and our needs that insist on defining others. That’s why we have to always let go, let God, let spirit, let them work their magic in your life…they know what they’re doing. Alafia! Posted Dec. 2016 ~ When your instincts are confirming you’re being undermined or sabotaged, stay the course ~ this is often confirmation you are on the right path and a very successful one…THIEVES DON’T BREAK INTO EMPTY HOUSES folks. Connect to the Divine Lwa and banish your enemies. Posted Nov. 2016 ~ This…a million times this folks…hold your ground and ignore anyone trying to undermine, sabotage or create misery in your life, it’s a testament to YOUR unwavering power and abilities. Posted July 2016 ~ Spirituality is for those who have been through hell. Truth! Ase! Posted Sept. 2016 ~ Ohhhh…how we love those devils we know…stop dancing with them folks…they won’t change, but they will change you ~ for the worse…