Friday, May 30, 2008
This piece is one of three renditions of the ritual symbol for Baron Samedi, the Voodoo Lord of the Cemeteries and Spirit of Death. You can see another version at Voodoo-Doll-A-Day.com. The differences between the two are quite subtle but effective.
Voodoo-Doll-a-Day.com is where you can find one new drawing, painting, Voodoodle or photograph, of a Voodoo doll each day. Go ahead and take a look, you know you want to.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Now you can use Voodoo on a story you like or don't like...this icon has a black pin for repelling the repulsive and a white pin in for your seal of approval. Feel free to right click and save the image to use on your web site or blog. Make sure to link it to http://digg.com.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Everyone loves a good ghost story. Perhaps the human fascination with the supernatural stems from the fact that most of us, at some point in our lives, have experienced something we couldn't quite explain. From a very young age James Van Praagh was aware of a dimension that most of us cannot see, and he has dedicated his life to explaining it to the rest of us. Ghosts Among Us: Uncovering the Truth About the Other Side takes us on an incredible journey into the spirit world that brings to light one of our greatest mysteries—what happens to us after we die? Van Praagh, the New York Times bestselling author and co-executive producer of the CBS series The Ghost Whisperer, shares his knowledge and life experience about ghosts, a subject that can seem to many of us both bizarre and terrifying. But when the world beyond is explained fully by an experienced guide, dismissal and apprehension can be turned into knowledge and inspiration. With incredible true ghost stories and surprising details about how ghosts actively participate in our lives, Van Praagh challenges us to question our perceptions and shows us how we can live more fully through understanding the world of spirits. Including eerily accurate readings, the author's development as a medium, and detailed how-to information, Ghosts Among Us: Uncovering the Truth About the Other Side is an all-encompassing guide to the supernatural. About the Author James Van Praagh is the New York Times bestselling author of Talking to Heaven and Reaching to Heaven. Currently, Van Praagh is the co-creator and co-executive producer of the primetime series Ghost Whisperer, the #1 CBS drama starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. Van Praagh is developing additional projects for Paramount and guest hosts the entertainment news shows Entertainment Tonight and The Insider.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Just when you think you've heard it all, something comes along that quickly dispels that myth. A toy maker in the Ukraine has sparked outrage after creating toy dolls of Adolf Hitler.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Cinco de Mayo ("5th of May" in English) is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. A common misconception in the United States is that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day; Mexico's Independence Day is actually September 16, which is the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. It is perhaps best recognized in the United States as a date to celebrate the culture and experiences of Americans of Mexican ancestry. However, Cinco de Mayo is observed by many Americans regardless of ethnic origin. Celebrations tend to draw both from traditional Mexican symbols, such as the Vírgen de Guadalupe, and from prominent figures of Mexican descent in the United States, such as César Chávez. To celebrate, many display Cinco de Mayo banners while school districts hold special events to educate pupils about its historical significance. Examples of special events include ballet folklórico, mariachi demonstrations, and other activities that combine food, music and dancing.
Washington D.C. held 'Cinco de Mayo' celebrations Sunday which featured authentic music, food, and dance of Mexican culture.
To learn more about Cinco de Mayo, visit Cinco de Mayo.
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