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Missing Witches – Mama Lola: Spirit For EVERYBODY!

A story of power, resilience and care and magic – we go back to the beginning of all consciousness to follow the genesis of voodou through dreams and under water, in Spirits, in Haiti and in Mama Lola, famed Voodu Priestess of Brooklyn. You probably wouldn’t expect to hear the name Tori Spelli

Risa Dickens
Oct 21, 2018
1 min read
PodcastBlack WitchcraftWitch History
Lola possessed by Papa Ghede; photo by Karen Brown
A story of power, resilience and care and magic – we go back to the beginning of all consciousness to follow the genesis of voodou through dreams and under water, in Spirits, in Haiti and in Mama Lola, famed Voodu Priestess of Brooklyn.
You probably wouldn’t expect to hear the name Tori Spelling on the Missing Witches podcast, but she might just be the reason some of you have heard of our next witch.This is the story of how Marie Thérèse Alourdes Macena Champagne Lovinski – born in Haiti, pregnant at 14, former singer, sex worker and tobacco inspector, a woman who’s own face did not appear on the first edition of her biography – became the most famous Vodou priestess living in the United States today.  This is a woman who was given her last rites TWICE and lived to tell: If you know her, you likely know her as Mama Lola.
University of California Press

Mama Lola Resources

Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn, by Karen McCarthy Brown (Author), Claudine Michel (Foreword), April 2011https://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520268104https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB0mUYpDeZghttps://www.nytimes.com/1998/12/31/garden/where-the-spirits-feel-at-home.htmlhttps://mobiananthropologist.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/ethnography-review-mama-lola-brown-1991/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mama_Lolahttp://faculty.webster.edu/corbetre/haiti/voodoo/mamalola.htmhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1oD5i-2oHYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB0mUYpDeZghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFUW0ALTMnY

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