Italian Folk Magic

Old-world solutions to new-wold problems.

Welcome to Italian Folk Magic, a website devoted to the magic, music, and spirituality of Italy and Italian America—with a special emphasis on Southern Italy and Sicily. Written by Mallorie Vaudoise. 

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Madonnas

Devotion to the Madonna has its roots in the goddess cults of pagan antiquity. Beautiful, mysterious, and downright deadly, the Italian Madonnas fill us with awe.

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Saints

Petitioned for a wide variety of causes, the saints are our elder kin. Naming traditions and the ecclesiastical calendar result in a continually evolving relationship between the saints and the family.

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Ancestors

Requiem AEternam dona eis, Domine; et Lux Perpetua luceat eis. Cultures around the world practice ancestor veneration, and Italy is no different.

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About

Mallorie Vaudoise is a Brooklyn-based spiritualist of Italian descent. She studies Southern Italian music and dance with world-renowned folk artist Alessandra Belloni. She believes that music, food, wine, and kissing are vital tools of spiritual evolution. Read more

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