Saturday, Jan 5, 3-5 PM

Art and Altars of Africa and Beyond with Lilith Dorsey

Hex New Orleans
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1219 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA

This class will explore the traditional religious art and altars of Africa and the Afro-diasporan world. Many different traditional artists will be profiled and explored. Unique sacred art forms such as Vodou veves and Sequin flags will be detailed. We will also discuss in detail instructions for setting up your own altars for love, money, peace, healing and more. Join us as we explore the sacred power of ritual spaces for: • Papa Legba/Papa Lebat - The guardian of the crossroads who straddles the worlds with his tricks and treasures. • Oshun - The Orisha of Love and Beauty• Yemaya- The Orisha of the Sea• Maman Brigitte - The Mysterious Loa who rules over justice and the Dead• Marie Laveau - The Legendary Voodoo Queen of New Orleans Learn about the sacred art and spaces you can connect with and craft for these divine Loa and Orisha in this detailed workshop! ABOUT LILITH DORSEYSince 1991, Lilith Dorsey has been doing successful magick for patrons of her business. She is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, and filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water:Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation. Lilith Dorsey is also author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism,The African-American Ritual Cookbook, and Love Magic. In addition, she is a choreographer and dancer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show. Her personal spiritual journey includes numerous initiations in Haitian Vodou, New Orleans Voodoo, and Santeria. She holds an undergraduate degree in anthropology, and a graduate degree in an inter-disciplinary program in cinema/television studies and anthropology. Training is vital in any discipline, but takes on special significance in a spiritual context. Voodoo, Vodou, Santeria, Candomble, Ifa, Obeah, Hoodoo, and for that matter any other African based religion survives on it’s lineage, history, and training of it’s devotees. Her first initiation came from Mambo Bonnie Devlin, more widely known for her phenomenal drumming and musicianship. She then went on to join Priestess Miriam Chamani at the Voodoo Spiritual Temple in New Orleans. While her Santeria house is led by Ochun Olukari Al’aye and based in Florida.