Some of you have already noticed that there is a change to Sister Bridget's Page
with some new offerings from her! :-)
The majority of you are quite interested in the offering of the burning of a Voodoo Lamp to Ogoun! As most of you know, Sister Bridget is a Priestess of Ogoun. Since her initiation she has been taught many of the secret rituals of our Voodoo family. One of these is the burning of a voodoo lamp on behalf of someone else.
Voodoo Lamps are very ancient with their history tracked back to Africa where animal fat was used to burn a lamp to appease spirits, petition spirits, and communicate with them on matters of importance.
New Orleans Voodoo Lamps use a special recipe mixture of oils and are burned ritualistically to petition a certain lwa for help with situations. The Lamps are also often burned as an offering or in thanks to a lwa. Sister Bridget's speciality lamp burning rituals will be offered to Ogoun to ask for his help.
So what would one ask for in the burning of this special lamp? Think of fire and what it can create and destroy.... it can destroy the darkness and create light where none was before. So in terms of, for instance, love spell work one might ask that negativity be destroyed in the case and the positivity of light shine on it. One might ask for the fire to "destroy" an enemy or intruder (no, it isn't going to kill them or anything like that). One might ask that the light of truth be shined on someone who is lying to keep someone with them. I think you probably get the idea.
Also, it is considered a great honor to the lwa to offer them this lamp. Voodoo Lamps are not simple things to do. You must know the correct oils to use and why you use them, you must know the correct herbs, and then you must know the correct way to offer the lamp. Really, anyone could light an oil lamp and say, "Ogoun, this is for you." And I am not saying that Ogoun wouldn't like that lamp! :-) However, to truly know how to do these lamps correctly, you must be taught as an initiate to do a proper Voodoo lamp.
So until the time that you take your initiation, Sister Bridget can do the lamps for you! When Sister Bridget does the lamp, she will do a ritual with it. She will use the right and consecrated mixture of oils and herbs and other items. She will offer and burn the lamp on your behalf, asking for what you want. When that is done, she will send a picture of your lamp burning and send you some of the lamp oil and tell you how to use it to further empower the ritual that was done on your behalf. You can even choose to have her do a reading for you while your lamp is burning! That has got to probably be one of the most powerful readings you could ever get!
This is a unique and extraordinary service, and I am grateful to have my two beautiful daughters become so skilled!
Love, light, and peace,
Mambo Samantha Corfield