Altars: Laurie Zuckerman's "American Vodou" altar installation began in 1993, with a small group of antique Mammy dolls and a photo from Louisiana, collected at flea markets in Virginia. This photo shows the original configuration of the altar in the artist's home in Blacksburg, Virginia, in 1997.
.You are more than you think you are. There are dimensions of your being and a potential for realization and consciousness that are not included in your concept of yourself. Your life is much deeper and broader than you conceive it to be here. What you are living is but a fractional inkling of what is really within you, what gives you life, breathe, and depth.
Eyo Olokun masquerades in Lagos, Yorubaland. Eyo Olokun is connected with Olokun, the Yoruba Orisha of the sea. It works closely with Oya (Deity of the Winds) and Egungun (Collective Ancestral Spirits) to herald the way for those that pass to ancestorship, as it plays a critical role in Iku, Aye and the transition of human beings and spirits between these two existences.
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