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The Seven Nanchons or loa-families in Vodou

There are several families or “nanchons” (from “nations”) of loa or vodou spirits. These nanchons are: Rada (also Radha), Petro (also Pethro, Petwo), Nago, Kongo, Djouba, Ibo and Ghede (also Guede, or Gede). Most...

Voodoo Museum

19th Century New Orleans Superstitions

This article is based on extracts from a historically interesting article on New Orleans Vodou beliefs, published by Lafcadio Hearn in the Harper’s weekly of December 25th, 1886 and republished in An American miscellany,...

Witches transforming into animals

Witches transforming into animals or turning their victims into animals; we encounter this theme in legends and stories all over the world. Stories in this context date back to classical antiquity. In the “Metamorphoses”/”The...

Thirty Years among the Dead - Ghosts are among us

Thirty years among the dead

Thirty years among the dead is a timeless masterpiece, written by a devoted medical professional, who had the courage to investigate the many cases whereby “psychiatric illnesses” turn out to be obsessing spirits of...