Every time I draw the vever of Erzulie Phreda on the ground and I feel the grains of perfumed white rice flour running down my fingers like in a sand clock, I think about this painting of Magritte.
Erzulie Phreda, la belle femme fatale des Vodou, is a very complicate Spirit. Like all Queens, like all women.
She does not only look about the quality of offerings, but also how we make things for her, where and when.
She is hungry of beauty and perfection.

Drawning a Vodou vever is drawning an art piece, a destiny, a Deity into matter…

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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