Roots of Vodou and Vodou Beliefs by Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans

Roots of Vodou and Vodou Beliefs. More about the Vodou religion and the roots of Vodou. This section serves as a basic primer of the roots, concepts, and beliefs of Haitian Vodou and the other spiritual paths of the African traditional religions as represented at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans. The following overviews are not intended to replace the vast, culturally rich, and complex theology, but instead, to provide general foundational beliefs, dispel common myths, misnomers and acquaint you with the power and beauty of the mysteries of Vodou.

More comprehensive information and extended areas of focus on the History of Vodou, Haitian Vodou Glossary, Vodou Veves, Vodou Prayers & Proverbs and All About Vodou is available in our Voodoo Articles section.  If you wish to discuss the Vodou tradition, this spiritual path and how the Vodou can assist you with your spiritual needs, our initiated practitioners are always available for a spiritual consultation. Alafia from all of us at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans! Continue reading “Roots of Vodou and Vodou Beliefs by Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans”

Vodou Prayers and Proverbs Sacred Words in the Vodou Religion by Erzulie’s Voodoo

Voodoo prayers, Haitian Vodou proverbs and Vodou expressions ~ sacred words in the Vodou tradition.  A fun collection of some of our favorite Voodoo prayers, expressions and Vodou proverbs as passed down from our elders. If you wish to learn more from an initiated Vodou practitioner about the Vodou religion, they are always available for a spiritual consultation.

We truly hope you enjoy this selection of famous Haitian Vodou sayings.  When possible, we created each Vodou proverb card in both English and Haitian Kreyol for those who requested that as well. To learn more about the Vodou Religion, Vodou Beliefs and Vodou Veves for the Lwa, 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 “Vodou Prayers and Proverbs Sacred Words in the Vodou Religion by Erzulie’s Voodoo”

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”

About Haitian Vodou, Vodou Beliefs and the Vodou Religion by Erzulie’s Voodoo

About Haitian Vodou, Vodou Beliefs and the Vodou Religion By Vodou Priest, Hougan Kay Aboudja & Erzulie’s Voodoo

About Haitian Vodou, the Vodou Religion, Vodou beliefs and Vodou FAQ’s answered at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans! An excellent, academic primer about Haitian Vodou, the Roots of Vodou, Vodun and the most commonly asked questions about the Vodou Religion written by Hougan Aboudja and Anna, the owner Erzulie’s Voodoo and is copyrighted. Our beloved Hougan Aboudja was one of the most knowledgeable Vodou Priests on the Orthodox Haitian Vodou Tradition ever.  Over the years, we have come to the conclusion that Houngan Aboudja was indeed a walking encyclopedia on the often misunderstood, mysterious and complex Vodou Religion. Feel free to request permission to duplicate any part of this publication, or simply link back to this page if you wish to use our content.

For those with more in-depth Vodou religion or spiritual questions, learn what a Psychic Reading and Spiritual Consultation with an initiated Vodou practitioner can bring into your spiritual session with this helpful article on what our spiritual services can do for you.

If you visited Erzulie’s Voodoo Shop in the French Quarter over the past 20+ years, you will more than likely have met him on the famed “Voodoo Couch” clarifying and correcting the many misconceptions people debate and discuss in the store!  We thank Hougan Aboudja for his devotion, time, expert knowledge and filling in every blank possible on Haitian Vodou. We miss you dearly since you departed to be with God and the Lwa, and pray you rest in peace. Continue reading “About Haitian Vodou, Vodou Beliefs and the Vodou Religion by Erzulie’s Voodoo”

Vodou Priestess Mama Lola

Mama Lola the Legendary Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn

Spotlight and Photo of legendary Vodou Priestess: Mama Lola. We adore her at Erzulie’s Voodoo, and this was taken after a Voodoo Fest ritual in New Orleans. We have so many amazing photos of rituals and ceremonies with her over years and will post more as we update website of those glorious Vodou rituals. Continue reading “Vodou Priestess Mama Lola”

Sacred Vodou Words ~ A Haitian Vodou Glossary by Erzulie’s Voodoo of New Orleans

Sacred Vodou Words, Vodou Ritual Words and Vodou Ceremony Words ~ All about Haitian Vodou and those magical Vodou words we use ~ what are they and what do they mean?  This Haitian Vodou glossary was provided as courtesy by Mambo Michele and her Vodou house to help educate others about the mysterious world of Vodou! We truly hope you love this education piece on the Haitian Vodou religion by Erzulie’s Voodoo of New Orleans. Scroll down to view the Haitian Vodou Glossary in alphabetical order for your convenience.

For those with more in-depth Vodou religion or spiritual questions, learn what a Psychic Reading and Spiritual Consultation with an initiated Vodou practitioner can bring into your spiritual session with this helpful article on what our spiritual services can do for you. To learn more about Haitian Vodou, Vodou Rituals, the Vodou Religion and Vodou spiritual beliefs, click here to read more fascinating articles written by highly experienced, initiated Vodou Practitioners at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans. Alafia from all of us at Erzulie’s Voodoo!

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About Haitian Vodou – Haitian Voodoo History & Beliefs

About Haitian Vodou, Haitian Vodou History and Vodou Beliefs at Erzulie’s Voodoo of New Orleans. This is one of the best, most thorough and concise articles every written on this vast, mysterious and often misunderstood tradition of Haitian Vodou. It is with great pleasure we are able to provide this informative and fascinating essay for you, courtesy of Hougan Mike Rock! To learn more about Haitian Vodou, Vodou Rituals, the Vodou Religion and Vodou spiritual beliefs, click here to read more fascinating articles written by highly experienced, initiated Vodou Practitioners at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans! If you wish to learn more about Haitian Vodou, explore the Vodou path or tradition, or have spiritual questions you would like to discuss with an expert, feel free to book a Spiritual Consultation with one of our highly experienced, caring and initiated Vodou practitioners at Erzulie’s Voodoo of New Orleans.

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Haitian Vodou Glossary at Erzulie’s Authentic Voodoo

All about the Secrets of Vodou, Haitian Vodou and those secret Vodou words we use in formal Vodou ceremony or preparing a handcrafted magical or ritual items.  What are those Vodou words and what do they mean?  This Haitian Vodou glossary was provided as courtesy by Hougan Aboudja and his Vodou Temple to help educate others about the mysterious world of Vodou.  To learn more about Haitian Vodou, Vodou Rituals, the Vodou Religion and Vodou spiritual beliefs, click here to read more fascinating articles written by highly experienced, initiated Vodou Practitioners at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans!

If you wish to learn more about Haitian Vodou, explore the Vodou path or tradition, or have spiritual questions you would like to discuss with an expert, feel free to book a Spiritual Consultation with one of our highly experienced, caring and initiated Vodou practitioners at Erzulie’s Voodoo of New Orleans. Continue reading “Haitian Vodou Glossary at Erzulie’s Authentic Voodoo”