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”

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 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”

Voodoo Queens and Root Doctors in New Orleans Voodoo

Voodoo Queens and Root Doctors in New Orleans Voodoo ~ A Glimpse into the History of our legendary Voodoo Practitioners

Voodoo Queens and Root Doctors in the New Orleans Voodoo tradition.  A fun and informative glimpse into the history of the more legendary Voodoo Queens and Root Doctors that formed the unique and magical New Orleans Voodoo practice.   This sacred spiritual tradition is still heavily practiced today in both New Orleans and Louisiana. Note: the spelling of the word Voodoo in this section versus our articles on Haitian Vodou. This is to reflect the American influence on Voodoo as practiced in the new world.

This overview on the history of our Voodoo Queens and Root Doctors in New Orleans is not intended to provide the complete history of the development of the Voodoo tradition, as that would require volumes of information. Instead, we wanted to provide an educational overview on with the roots, myths, magic, and legendary practitioners who influenced the distinct New Orleans Voodoo tradition and formed our cultural heritage. Continue reading “Voodoo Queens and Root Doctors in New Orleans Voodoo”

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”

About the Root Queen ~ Anna, Owner & Founder ~ Erzulie’s Authentic Voodoo

This had to have been the hardest section to write on the entire site. What does one say about themselves? Do clients and customers even want to know about the founder & owner? I’m still not sure, but, given the numerous emails and requests from people asking me who I am, what is my background and how did I begin Erzulie’s, I felt compelled to introduce myself to anyone who wants to take the time and say hello! Continue reading “About the Root Queen ~ Anna, Owner & Founder ~ Erzulie’s Authentic 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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