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Saint John’s Eve

Saint John the Baptist Icon

Saint John’s Eve, so called because it is the evening before the feast of St. John the Baptist, is a notorious night for performing all sorts of magic from many European and Afro Caribbean traditions. The origins of this observance lay in ancient Pagan traditions that regarded the summer solstice (June 21-22) as sacred and magical since it is the shortest of the year. In Christian times the observance came to be known as Saint John’s Eve…
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That Time of Year Again: Saint John’s Eve

St John's Night Fire Painting by Astrup Jonsokbal 1912

In Voodoo Saint John’s Eve, the 23rd-24th of June, is considered to be the most powerful night of the year for doing any kind of spiritual work. I have been planning this years St. John’s service since the end of April and have been incredibly busy.  I am happy to re-share an article about this particular night and some of the Voodoo traditions associated with it.  I wish you all and happy and magical Saint John’s Eve. Voodoo…
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Saint John’s Night Story

Saint John the Baptist- Saint John's Eve

It is my pleasure to repost an article that I wrote last year that outlines the history, traditions and practices of this most magical of nights – Saint John’s Night story.  I am now taking orders for work to be done on the Feast of St. John, so if you are interested in having an offering made of a spell cast please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thank you for taking the time to check out…
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Saint John’s Eve

John the Baptist

Voodoo in  New Orleans is much a solitary practice as compared to the religion in Haiti, but there is an exception: The Feast of Saint John the Baptist, which falls on the 24th of June.  The feast day is celebrated in Haiti, and indeed throughout the Catholic world, but nowhere as intensely as in New Orleans.  This feast is  particularly popular in Francophone countries.  In rural France, people light bonfires on Saint John’s Night and in Quebec,…
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