Vodou Lwa, Voodoo Spirits and Catholic Saint Counterparts

The Vodou Lwa, Voodoo Spirits and their Catholic Saint counterparts.  Who were the Vodou Lwa most closely syncretized to when they came to the new world in the New Orleans Voodoo tradition and in the Haitian Vodou religion?

This section serves as a basic primer of the Voodoo Spirits, the Vodou Lwa and their Catholic counterparts.  These are the most common Catholic Saints traditionally associated with the Vodou spirits as found within the Haitian Vodou religion, New Orleans Voodoo traditions and other spiritual paths of the African traditional religions as represented at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans.

The following overview of the Voodoo spirits and their Catholic counterparts are not intended to replace the vast history or the culturally rich, and complex theology. Instead, this is to provide general foundational concepts as to which Catholic Saints the Vodou Lwa are most closely associated with due to the African diaspora (slave trade) and acquaint you with the power and beauty of the mysteries of Vodou. Continue reading “Vodou Lwa, Voodoo Spirits and Catholic Saint Counterparts”

Voodoo Veves and Sacred Vodou Symbols of the Lwa by Erzulie’s Voodoo New Orleans

Voodoo Veves and Sacred Symbols of the Vodou. Veves are sacred symbols in the Vodou tradition. Veves are used to commune with specific Lwa, call in specific spirits into your ceremony or ritual, and used to strengthen your connection to your guiding Lwa, known as a Met Tet in the Vodou religion.

As explained in our Voodoo Articles on Haitian Vodou, Vodou Altars and Shrines and the History of Vodou, each Lwa responds to specific colors, sacred offerings, ritual chants, and drumbeats; the same also applies to their sacred Veves.  You will find these Voodoo Veves on our exclusive Vodou Veve Altar Dolls and in our powerful Voodoo Spell Kits.  In traditional Vodou ceremony, Voodoo Veves are drawn on the floor of the temple (ounfo) in cornmeal, or other powders, and activated by specific prayers, call words and offerings by the Mambo or Hougan.

Which Veve is used in a formal Vodou ceremony, or in your own Voodoo Spells or Vodou rituals for that matter, is dependent upon the Lwa whose assistance you are seeking.  Each Veve design will vary by its specific Vodou house, according to their traditions of the elders too.  We included the more sought after and requested Voodoo Veves for our beloved customer and clients all over the world to use in their magical Voodoo ritual or for easy reference. Continue reading “Voodoo Veves and Sacred Vodou Symbols of the Lwa by Erzulie’s Voodoo New Orleans”

Voodoo Altars and Sacred Spaces in the Voodoo Religion: How to Create Your Vodou Altar or Shrine

Voodoo Altars and Vodou Shrines. How to create your very own Vodou Altars, Sacred Spaces, or Voodoo Shrines by Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans. Learn how to create your own Voodoo Altars and Vodou Shrines with this informative overview by renowned Haitian Vodou priest and expert, Hougan Aboudja.

Creating Vodou altars, Voodoo shrines and Sacred space is not just for initiated clergy into the Vodou religion, this detailed primer shows how anyone with a connection to the Voodoo spirits can create their very own Vodou Altars and Shrines, for both private ritual and public ceremonial purposes.

For those with more in-depth questions on creating their Sacred Space, Voodoo Altars or Vodou Shrines, our initiated Vodou practitioners are always available to provide expert guidance in a spiritual consultation.   To learn more about the Vodou Religion, Vodou Beliefs, or Sacred Voodoo Words we invite you to browse our vast collection of educational Voodoo articles prepared by caring, initiated Vodou practitioners at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans. Continue reading “Voodoo Altars and Sacred Spaces in the Voodoo Religion: How to Create Your Vodou Altar or Shrine”