Houngan Matt's Vodou Blog

A City Houngan's Life Among the Lwa



I offer card readings for spiritual consultation, questions about which lwa surround you and who you should be serving, spiritual advice, and questions about work/what you may need to have done on your behalf.

I read the way I have been trained by my initiatory Manbo, with a deck of 32 playing cards layed out in a grid of 8 across by 4 down. Each reading will have two or three different castings of the card. A Vodou reading is not a simple thing! ;) It is ritualized activity, where there are certain things *I* have to do, and certain things *YOU* will have to do as opening steps to the reading. If the reading is in person, I will have the required supplies handy… but if the reading is performed via telephone, there are certain items YOU will need to have nearby before the call is connected:

  • A mug of cool water
  • A bowl or a plate (you will need to make small pours of water from the above mug, so putting something on your floor to catch those drips is a good thing)
  • A small WHITE candle, like a shabbat or emergency taper.

Please note; while I can (and do!) discuss the spirits in your Court and who/how you should be serving them, I *cannot* divine your Met Tet through this form of reading. Some spirits will speak more powerfully than others in your reading, but the Met Tet is a secret that can only be divined through a Lave Tet or a Kanzo; some spirits may step forward to say they are acting as Spiritual Mother or Father, but that is *not* the same thing as the Met Tet.

Readings are also by appointment only; when you purchase one, send me an email at Houngan @ VodouBoston . com (remove all spaces from the address) and we will set an appointment for your session. If you are in the Boston area I can do it in person (as long as I can get there by public transportation). If you wish to conduct your reading via telephone, please make sure I have your number in that email (I can just call to set the appointment up; the reading takes a while, so we want to make sure we have uninterrupted time to conduct it)

At this time I am unable to make telephone readings available for clients in countries other than the USA; that may be changing depending on what I can get away with with my phone.


Card Reading/Spiritual Consultation – $51.00/US currency

Please read my rules about the work I do HERE: http://blog.vodouboston.com/hiring-houngan-matt/


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  1. Avatar March 8th, 2012 at 5:39 am David Says:

    Hi, maybe you should try for readings Skype, if it is country outside USA :-) Just a tip.

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Vodou Boston is a teaching blog as well as a look inside the life of a mostly average city guy who just happens to be a Houngan Asogwe of Haitian Vodou.

My name’s Houngan Matt… my initiatory name and title is Bozanfe Bo Oungan Daguimin Minfort, pitit Antiola Bo Manbo, pitit Selide Bo Manbo, pitit LaMerci Bo Manbo… and so on into time. Im a Houngan Asogwe serving at home in Kansas City and in my spiritual mother’s temple in Boston (and Jacmel, Haiti)… our House is called Sosyete Nago, in honor of the Nago Nation of lwa. Im a typical Bostonian-turned-Midwesterner with a few extra dimensions to his world (tell me, how many Bostonians do you know who serve African and Haitian ancestral spirits through the lens of Haitian Vodou? Actually… more than you may know.)

This is a no holds barred blog; Im not one to limit myself in fear of what you’re going to think. Be prepared for a blog where noone’s gonna pull any punches, and you and I will get along just fine.

I can always be reached at Houngan @ VodouBoston . com for any questions, setting appointments for readings or work, or even just social mail; I am here to serve YOU, and YOU are what is important to me. No person and no question is too small.

Look for me on Facebook, too! Bozanfe Bon Oungan is my username

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