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.
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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 Dec. 2019 ~ Ohhhh the holidays, or as I like to call them, “relationship nostalgia season.” This is the time of year I hear constantly in my spiritual sessions, the endless reports of exes reaching out, toxic friends trying to circle back into your life, and estranged loved ones making attempts to reconnect, all under the convenient guise of holiday cheer. Don’t be fooled by the “I miss you’s,” or the “just thinking of you,” or the “hey beautiful’s,” or whatever other transparent, pretty words they choose. They are still the same unreliable, self absorbed, thoughtless, toxic and hurtful people they always were, which caused the disconnect to begin with. While there are numerous reasons for their efforts, usually the abysmal, lonely and sad lives which they’ve chosen due to their atrocious behavior, their motivations as always, have NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU, it’s all about THEM. They’re testing the waters in hopes you won’t adhere to your new found boundaries and they can creep back in. You’ve suffered enough with their antics, went through the grieving process of their cruelty, moved on and now in an amazing place! When spirit gives you a new beginning, don’t repeat the same mistake twice. Snakes rarely come to you with hisses and rattling their tale, they’re much too manipulative for that ~ they announce themselves as old loves, old friends and nostalgic family ties. No response is the antidote! Posted Dec. 2019 ~ As we move into the holiday season I’m hearing more and more in our spiritual sessions the panic about having to engage with toxic family members, and this imposed “obligation” by those in the family who enable said toxic behavior. The truth is, you are not required to engage with toxic family, not even a little. You are not required to entertain toxic family patterns of disrespect, chaos, manipulation, insults or lies. Nor are you required to respect someone who has never treated you with respect, just because you’re related. Respect is not a given, it is earned ~ read that again! If you’ve been treated badly, without accountability, avoid those family members, as that is the only thing you are required to do ~ protect your well being. There is no virtue in tolerating toxic or abusive behavior. There is no virtue in tolerating anyone who threatens your emotional health, safety and peace. Break free of the toxic family patterns this holiday season and surround yourself by your chosen, loving family instead. Posted Mar. 2019 ~ Never discredit your gut. Your body has the ability to detect if something isn’t quite right about another person. If I had a dollar for every time a client (and myself included for that matter) confirmed they “knew” something was deceptive, hidden, off, unstable, parasitic or toxic about new person entering their lives, I’d be a very, wealthy woman. Sadly, we are taught to second guess our strongest radar: our inner voice. Instead, we are encouraged to view the world through the lens of our morals, values and sincerity, which causes this uncertainty and conflict between head and gut. We end up granting the benefit of the doubt to the wrong people with this noble bias of truth approach; even when we know something isn’t quite right. I am known to jokingly say, “and just when I think I’m too paranoid, I find I’m not paranoid enough!” ~ LOL! But it is true, you are NOT paranoid and your body does tell you to stay away or step back from these charades of human beings, usually by how they make you feel energetically when in their presence. Pay close attention to those deep, instinctual feelings from the onset, and don’t allow them to gain any foothold in your world. Accept no one entering your life at face value, because betrayal never comes from your enemies folks. Posted July 2019 ~ The power of the spoken word…had a conversation the other day with an Hougan (Vodou priest) and we were discussing how so many remain stuck in a rut, often influenced by their environment. This applies to all the gossip mongers in your world and, the amount of time they consume discussing other peoples’ business or events in their lives. You know, what you THINK about all day BECOMES your reality. What goes on in your mind, will go on in your life. If you’re looking to move to the next level, think about who you’re exchanging words with and, where these discussions are focused. Usually those with no life have nothing but time to discuss others, hence their remaining in an unhappy & unproductive space; while dragging you to their lower level. As he reminded everyone, “you are not a garbage can, so stop engaging in garbage conversations (how I love him & his expressions)!” But it’s true: SMALL minds = SMALL life. Your words sew the seeds for your life. You want to move to new levels, THINK BIGGER! Posted Mar. 2019 ~ With all this intense retrograde energy and activity, it allows us a chance to look back at how far we’ve come, all the major changes, shifts and goals we set, and the opportunity to see, what will never be a part of our story again. As with all retrogrades, this is also the time the past suddenly resurfaces to connect and find a way to remain in your world. Many forfeited their position in your life, so hold firm to your boundaries: they have nothing new to say. For those closing the chapters of their old life and severing old ties, environments and connections to propel you towards your destiny, this post and for you! And a huge congratulations on releasing everything and everyone not feeding your soul. Well done! You’ve made it! Posted Oct. 2019 ~ The beginning of Fall reminds us the season has changed. This is also a good time to examine where our lives have or need changing as well. When we’re immersed in our environment, we can’t really see through a clear, unfiltered lens. Only with distance can we gain clarity and perspective. Only when you have distance, REAL distance from your current life, are you able to see how far you’ve come or, how far you’ve strayed from your path. Distance brings into light where your standards are, who you are surrounding yourself with and what are you tolerating or accepting. Distance forces us to ask the hard questions of the choices you’ve made, the lifestyles of your peers and where it is heading. Distance asks if we even recognize ourselves anymore and if not, are you a better version or one that needs realignment? Only distance can show you what can no longer be accepted or what is absolutely embraced in your current situation. Distance reminds you of the person you used to be, and who you will become if continuing on this trajectory. For those who know their lives are spiraling or feel major changes are needed, step back from the whirlwind of the familiar and take some distance on the cusp of this new season. You will see everything with crystal clear vision. Posted Oct. 2019 ~ Something to really examine in your life; who and what are you surrounded by??? If uninspiring, chaotic, unstable and draining, it’s trapping you in a circular rut of stagnation. When you break free from the cage of toxic people, and their energies, not only will you free up your time and improve your mindset in ways you can’t image, you will also accelerate and level up much faster towards your destiny. Look around, what do you see??? Is this where you want to stay? Posted Jan. 2020 ~ Just a little reminder for my friends here to make sure your New Year and New Decade is as peaceful and prosperous as possible. Never go by mere words…most everyone can talk pretty, particularly when in need, and most especially toxic manipulators. Rather, go by their actions…always and only by their actions. People will always DO what they WANT to do! If they are not reciprocating, calling, reliable, honest, or impeccable with their word, it is because they are choosing to behave this way, choosing to take the best and not give anything back. Your only job is to STAY AWAY. Seriously, just stay away, and don’t get caught in those volatile traps of false hope and crushing disappointment. You no longer need to entertain such nonsense, you have a whole new life here. Keep your 2020 peaceful, joyful and prosperous by cutting out these disruptive and chaotic energies. Posted Dec. 2019 ~ A little holiday reminder for my friends who are dealing with some tough and painful situations, endings and harsh truths about their nearest and dearest during the holidays. I’m seeing so much of this in our spiritual sessions this season for sure. I always say, if they truly valued you, they would never put themselves in a position to lose you. Sometimes, you gotta give them what they want and, what their behavior shows they want: your absence. For those undeserving of you, there is no better gift. Posted Jan. 2020 ~ As we move into our new decade, this is a perfect time to throw up your “Do Not Cross” police tape and set firm boundaries with problematic people. Boundaries are your responsibility. Only you decide what is allowed in your world. This year make a firm decision and commitment to yourself, your life and to those you love, to protect them from the relentless chaos, drama and injury caused by peace stealers…they have no place in your life if they can’t respect your new boundaries. And take note of those who react badly to your new limits, they are clearly the ones with the problem…cut them out pronto!!! Manipulators hate boundaries, and you have no place in your new life for such creatures who only block your blessings. Empower yourself and set yourself free! Posted Jan. 2020 ~ A New Year ~ a New Decade ~a New You ~ begins soon! Such a powerful opportunity to create the NEW LIFE you dream about. Much of what the New Year brings depends upon what you’re bringing into it…and if you’re truly honest, what you can’t bring into your life anymore. Leave behind all those who disrespect, deceive, disregard your favor or dishonor your presence in their lives. It’s time to leave all those toxic energies behind you, as they will only cheat you from your glorious future. Throw the trash out! A long, tumultuous and chaotic decade has passed…and that is where it needs to stay, in the past. Hello 2020, let’s do this!!!! 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… Posted July 2016 ~ Spirituality is for those who have been through hell. Truth! Ase! 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 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 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 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. 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 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! Posted July 2017 ~ “Show me all the parts of you that you do not love…so I know where to begin.” ~ Ana
So 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ~ 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 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.