About the author
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.
Media & Events
This Podcast is a Ritual: How to Honor Your Ancestors (December 24, 2018)
Italian American Podcast 78: Santa Lucia Story Segment (December 10, 2018)
Radio Free Golgotha: The Feast of Saint Roch (August 16, 2018)
Teen Vogue: How to Make Friday the 13th Good Luck Charms (July 12, 2018)
A Night of Folk Necromancy: Naples is for Necromancers (June 26, 2018)
Bespoken Bones: Ancestors and Italian Folk Magic (November 2, 2017)
La Brigata di Notte: Italian folk-magic, from the South to the States (September 5, 2017)
New Jack Witch: Vanessa Irena & Mallorie Vaudoise Talk Saints (August 28, 2017)
(Live event) Lady Parts: Milk, Bone, and Blood in Italian Folk Magic (June 1, 2017)
Rune Soup: Talking Folk Saints & Black Madonnas with Mallorie Vaudoise (February 2, 2017)
Italian Folk Magic is a labor of love: my love which has been fed by the loves of many beautiful souls.
First, I must thank my ancestors, who sacrificed so much so that I would live a better life than they could. And along with them, I thank my living family for their fearless acceptance of all this weird business.
I thank my tarantella teacher, Alessandra Belloni, for sharing with me the music, dance, and spirituality of our people.
I thank my godfather Baba José and my ojugbona Jesse Hathaway Diaz for sharing with me the profound blessing that is Orisha.
I thank my husband, diviner and doctor of history Alexander Cummins, for his support and inspiration.
And I thank my friends and co-conspirators, chief among them musician Vanessa Irena, my beloved godbrother Demetrius LaCroix, perfumer-alchemist Asc Helvetius, multimedia artist Dena Rose, and living portal to the faerie realm Albo Südekum. Without your kind words throughout the years, none of this would be.