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    skullspiration:

    This amazing Skull Shell by Gregory Raymond Halili is hand carved and painted with oil on raw, gold-lip and black-lip Philippine mother-of-pearls. 
    More of this awesome Skull Shells you will find here: 

    http://www.skullspiration.com/skull-shells-by-gregory-raymond-halili/

    "Pwomès se dèt."

    Haitian proverb

    Translation: A promise is a debt.

    Meaning: When you make a promise to someone, you owe them. 

    (via tifanmkreyol)
    The Ancestors: Serving the Family Dead | Houngan Matt's Vodou Blog
    afrodiaspores:

“Voodoo queen Lala and her husband Louie in New Orleans Louisiana in the 1930s,” photographer and exact date unknown

Al Rose, in Storyville, writes that “an association of [the red light district] Storyville madams, which met regularly, agreed to refuse to use the services of Lala and other [Voodoo] practitioners on each other.” The favorite queen of the madams was Eulalie Echo. They were always requesting her services for cures and hexes. Her real name was Laura Hunter, and she raised Jelly Roll Morton. She was his godmother…
In the late 1970s Irma Thomas, the New Orleans singer, would record a tune called “Princess Lala”—based on Lala, a famous Voodoo queen in the New Orleans of the 1930s and 1940s—with by all accounts a fairly accurate Voodoo practice  described in the lyric. 

Robert Tallant wrote in 1946,

If there is a living successor to [Marie Laveau’s] Voodoo throne it is probably Lala…“I’ve had plenty trouble,” Lala admitted. “I been pulled in lots of times, but they can’t do me nothin’. One time I told a judge to give me his ring and I’d make it walk. When he seen his ring walkin’ away he said, ‘You is sure a smart woman.’ Then he let me go. You see, I been studyin’ all my life…”

    lumumbabandele:

    The Role of Voodoo in Haiti’s Recovery

    The Spirtuality of Ayiti

    artcomesfirst:

Man from Benin, home to the Slave coast of Ouidah and the spiritual birth place of Vodun.

    artcomesfirst:

    Man from Benin, home to the Slave coast of Ouidah and the spiritual birth place of Vodun.

    (Source: dankitwood.com)

    "Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option."
    Maya Angelou (via larmoyante)

    (via dynamicafrica)

    The 'Circle Of Competence' Theory
    coffeeandspentbrass:

bishopdane:

Fun fact. Shot of whiskey. A cowboy not having enough money to buy a drink would trade a 45 cartridge they were of equal value. When the bartender would fill a box he would sell it. Hence the term a SHOT of whiskey.  From Peter Sherayko

Marking this down as coolest thing I’ve learned today.

    coffeeandspentbrass:

    bishopdane:

    Fun fact. Shot of whiskey. A cowboy not having enough money to buy a drink would trade a 45 cartridge they were of equal value. When the bartender would fill a box he would sell it. Hence the term a SHOT of whiskey.
    From Peter Sherayko

    Marking this down as coolest thing I’ve learned today.

    lolshtus:

How The Magic School Bus Ended

    lolshtus:

    How The Magic School Bus Ended