Hougan Amer is possessed by the Spirit Agwe, the Spirit who controls the oceans during a Vodou ceremony on a beach in Queens, NY on August 24, 2013. info
Adherents to Haitian Vodou with Spiritual offerings conduct a ceremony in honor of the two Vodou water Spirits, Agwe and La Sirene, on a beach in Jacob Riis Park, the Rockaways, Queens, NY on August 24, 2013. A Vodou religious leader, possessed by Agwe, b info
A Haitian Vodou ceremony is celebrated in the basement of a Mambo (Vodou priestess) in Brooklyn, NY from November 9, 2013. November is the busiest month of the Vodou religious calendar when one of the most important Haitian Spirits named Gede, who is the info
The sun comes up and the Vodou ceremony is still happening in a second floor apartment in Brooklyn, NY on November 24, 2013. info
Members of the Vodou initiates enter the ceremonial space through a narrow stairway to the basement of a townhouse during a Vodou ceremony in Brooklyn, NY on November 17, 2013. info
A Gede ceremony begins with offering special food to the Spirits during a Vodou ceremony in Brooklyn, NY on November 24, 2013. info
A Mombo is possessed by the Spirit Gede at aVodou ceremony in Brooklyn, NY on November 17, 2013. info
Hougan Jean Claude is possessed by the Spirit Ogou and blesses this person by holding his machete onto her head at a Vodou ceremony in Brooklyn, NY on November 29, 2009. info
Hougan Jean Claude is possessed by the Spirit Kriminel who steps in to the fire, but is not burned at a Vodou ceremony in Brooklyn, NY on December 28, 2008. info
Mambo Marie Carmel is possessed by the Spirit Kafou and blesses this woman by blowing smoke in her face at a Vodou ceremony in Brooklyn, NY on December 28, 2008. info
The Vodou practitioner possessed by one of the Gede Spirits during a Vodou ceremony in Brooklyn, NY on November 24, 2013. Gede is the Spirit who controls Death and Resurrection and is one of the most important Spirits to Brooklyn practitioners. info
A Vodou practitioner is possessed by one of the Gede Spirits during a Vodou ceremony in Brooklyn, NY on November 17, 2013. The Catholic representation of Gede can be seen on the wall above her. info
A Mother possessed by the Spirit Ogou tells her daughter in real life that she must become initiated into the Vodou religion during a Vodou ceremony in Brooklyn, NY on November 3, 2013. info
A member of the audience becomes aggressive during a Vodou ceremony in Brooklyn, NY on November 24, 2013. A "Gede Fet", a Haitian Vodou ceremony, is celebrated in the apartment of a Mambo (Vodou priestess) in Brooklyn, NY on November 23, 2013. info
A Vodou practitioner is possessed by the Spirit Ogou during a Vodou ceremony in Brooklyn, NY on November 10, 2013. Ogou is the Spirit who controls warfare and prefers smoking cigars. info
A member of the Vodou initiates becomes possessed by the Spirit Gede who rubs talcum powder on his face and wears broken sunglasses in the basement of a townhouse during a Vodou ceremony in Brooklyn, NY on November 17, 2013. info
A Haitian Vodou ceremony is celebrated in the basement of a well know Mambo (Vodou priestess) named Edlyene in Brooklyn, NY on November 10, 2013. November is the busiest month of the Vodou religious calendar when one of the most important Haitian Spirits info
A Haitian Vodou ceremony is celebrated in the basement of a well know Mambo (Vodou priestess) named Edlyene in Brooklyn, NY on November 10, 2013. November is the busiest month of the Vodou religious calendar when one of the most important Haitian Spirits info
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