Even without trying or even saying a word, I have always had my own style that people copied. People like to copy. When it comes to serving the loa you must have you own relationship. This takes work. There is no other way. So lazy people try to find out what you know, or use Bing and Google to take a short cut. You short yourself love. You only short you. Most people in America who serve the loa via the internet, lol, do not even have a Temple (House) in Haiti to call the spirits from when the need them. They do not even have a linage. What are you trying to do? The loa choose Haiti to live, not New York or Miami. So you need to call them from where they live. Your House or Temple in Haiti.
There is an American oungan out here telling people that you do have sex with the loa (as Ms. Odette said wink). Bull! Tell that to the thousands of thousands of Haitian men who have had sex with Ezili Freda. This oungan just does not have the depth of a relationship with the loa as they do. This is HIS relationship with the loa. He can only speak for himself. I had ordered some books for my shop. I am looking for books on the loa written by Haitians who serve the loa. If you know of an let me know. I may have to write one. Anyway, I opened one book and it was so off point I started to send it back. It was from an American point of view only. That is why I wrote “The loa Cousin is not poor”. And even if he was being poor does not make you act any kind of way. Someone in Haiti can offer you food and then not eat. When you wonder why they are the only one not eating it is because YOU are eating their share. But they want to make you happy and do not mind. One lady who follows me religiously begged me to watch a video of a serve for Mambo Ezili Freda. I did so that could give her feedback. The “serve” looked nice, lots of pink, even pink cigarettes, but no MEN. It appeared to have only ladies in attendance. Do you really think Freda came? Really? I have learned that without a man present Mambo Freda will not show up. I use to wonder why she was the hardest loa to call. I do not use her to do work much for this reason. I keep her items in my back room with my son’s items. She loves it there. My youngest son will often take the role of the houngan and help Freda when she does come. Now I have found MY way of working with Mambo Freda.
My god son can not wait to “Meet Papa Legba” for real. He wants to shake hands and lock horns with the loa. Now your talking, now you are saying something. We are having an Action of Mercy serve here in Delaware when I come back from vacation next month (Good God willing). The loa wants to see you there. Ayibobo!
My Temple in Haiti , Vodou drums and the chambers of the lwa. (Photos Below).