29 Oct Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens
The Divine Feminine in the African Religious Traditions
“Lilith Dorsey opens the door and shines a light upon the world of African Traditional Religions and their magnificent deities of the Divine Feminine. Her exceptional storytelling, delicious recipes, offerings, and appendixes give the reader instant access for working properly and respectfully with the orishas, goddesses and Voodoo queens who are frequently misunderstood or misinterpreted. This book is a must-have for anyone seeking practical and authentic knowledge on how to begin their journey into the multifaceted worlds of African Traditional Religions. I truly enjoyed it. It is a fantastic read and a book I shall return to many times. Ayibobo!”
–Najah Lightfoot, author of Good Juju: Mojos, Rites, & Practices for the Magical Soul
“For the African diaspora, religion didn’t begin with the colonial imposing of Christianity. Writer, editor, and filmmaker Lilith Dorsey argues that African cultures celebrated the “divine feminine,” including Nana Buluku, Oshun, Mami Wata, and Yemaya before the Transatlantic slave trade disrupted everything. In Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens, Dorsey traces ancestral practices from their origins to our current moment using rigorous historical research as well as her own understanding of magical spells, rituals, and potions. Beware: Transformational journeys, like the ones Dorsey presents in this book, shouldn’t be taken lightly or in jest. This is only a book for those who will take these cultures and practices seriously.”
Lilith Dorsey, MA, hails from many magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on plant science, anthropology, and film at the University of Rhode Island, New York University, and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria, also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. She has been a professional psychic for over three decades. Lilith is a frequent presenter at festivals and gatherings, including the Sirius Rising Festival, Sankofa Fest, New York City’s Pagan Pride Day, and the Earth Warriors Festival. She is a regular guest on several Pagan blogtalk radio shows.
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