Throughout Africa and beyond in the diaspora caused by the slave trade, the divine feminine was revered in the forms of goddesses like the ancient Nana Buluku, water spirits like Yemaya, Oshun, and Mami Wata, and the warrior Oya. The power of these goddesses and spirit beings has taken root in the West. New Orleans, for example, is the home of Marie Laveau, who used her magical powers to become the “Voodoo Queen” of New Orleans.
Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens shows you how to celebrate and cultivate the traits of these goddesses, drawing upon their strengths to empower your own life. In addition to offering a guided tour of the key goddesses of the African religious traditions, the book offers magical spells, rituals, potions, astrological correspondences, sacred offerings, and much more to help guide you on your own transformational journey.
About the Author
Lilith Dorsey M.A. , hails from many different magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education has found its focus on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I., New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training on numerous iniations in Santeria, Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo . Lilith Dorsey keeps doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons of her business Branwen's Pantry, and is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly , filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation, author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism, and recently choreographer for jazz legend Dr. John's "Night Tripper" Voodoo Show. She led her first ever Voodoo Zombie Silent Rave in July 2013, complete with Thriller flash mob.