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Reflections upon Fet Gede

They are not buried here. None of my blood relatives are buried in my home state. Yet that has not stopped me from making lasting, powerful, magickal, connections to women, who have gone before me, namely the Divine Marie Laveau and a Black woman from Pioneer times, who is buried in a cemetery, near and… Read more »

Chasing the Ghosts of My Ancestors, Letter to My Family

 As the Day of the Dead and Fet Gede approach, the days when the Ancestors return to visit with us, my mind turns to mysteries and myths surrounding my own Ancestors and our Ancestral home, Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine.  My family left the Ukraine 100 years ago to escape pogroms and a darkening future. I had… Read more »

What is the Day of the Dead/Fet Gede Celebration?

For 39 years, La Source Ancienne Ounfo – A New Orleans based Vodou society – has celebrated the Day of the Dead/Fet Gede with an annual Vodou ceremony to invoke the Gede. It is soothing and reassuring to know that our Dead are not gone, and that we can come together in community to honor… Read more »

Meet AHA!’s Newest Practitioners!

Kerry Hegarty Licensed Professional Counselor Since 2014, Kerry has worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD or grief and relationship issues from all walks of life. In treatment, she uses a client-centered, mindfulness and DBT-based approach to help you develop healthier relationships with yourself and others. She has a master’s degree in Clinical Mental… Read more »

A Call to the Community

Over the past year, we have been thinking about what it means to be a community center.  For us,   we view ‘community’ as more than a group of people living in the same neighborhood. We see community as an integrated network of hearts and souls ready to step up when times are hard. Moreover,… Read more »

Sacred Music Festival: Music Against Hate

For our 8th year, the New Orleans Sacred Music Festival is bannering the theme “Music Against Hate.”  In the past we have avoided any hint of negative language, but now we are directly confronting a larger milieu of increasing factionalism, intolerance and distrust.  Against this we come together to share music and gifts from many… Read more »

2019 New Orleans Sacred Music Festival

Music Against Hate April 6th, 2019 | 9:00am-7:30pm | New Orleans Healing Center For complete schedule, bios, information and more, please visit; www.neworleanssacredmusicfestival.org   Sacred Music from many traditions, local and international, Peace Walk, arts & crafts, interfaith altars, workshops, art exhibits, psychic readers, women’s circle, dance, yoga, prayer, blessings, storytelling, food, fun and family… Read more »

Falling into the Spirits

October, 2018- A Month in Review by: Brandon Curran: NOHC Marketing and Events Manager   We have been busy, y’all. After an extremely eventful October, we are thrilled to look back and see the wide-range of groups, events and happenings throughout our Healing Center space that allow us to continue to grow and develop as… Read more »

Let’s Go for a Swim

by: Sallie Ann Glassman I have always seen the world this way: nothing is static or solid. The surface of things is just that – the surface of a mirror, below which is a nearly visible flow of beautiful, intelligent energy. I wasn’t always a Vodou priestess. I remember seeing a book about Vodou on… Read more »

Day of the Dead/Fet Gede Altar

by: Sen Elias   It all began when I was only twelve years old, that’s when I built my first altar. It was as simple as an altar could be, a single white taper candle on a nightstand in my childhood bedroom marked my sacred space. I’d just started on my spiritual path and I’d… Read more »