“Mademoiselle Charlotte, a French Mystery.”

The French colonists brought war, strife, and slavery to Haiti. They also brought their language culture and customs of the day. The spirit of Miss Charlotte came from a French Kreyol woman during colonial times who practiced Vodou and spiritual work. Charlotte is one of the lwa known as the “French Mysteries,” because those possessed by these lwa will speak impeccable French as if it is their birth tongue. This is an interesting characteristic of Charlotte and the spirits called “French Mysteries.” But like some lwa and other powerful beings she can speak any language she chooses to communicate with. Some spirits are able to only speak their mother language and lwa like Papa Legba can speak all languages! Through it all, the people of Haiti survived the horrors of slavery and opposition, conquering in the end! And Vodou survived as well.

I dreamt of Charlotte walking down the beach in Haiti’s seaside with her hair down and her eyes bright. She appeared to me as a brunette with flashing blue eyes and long brown hair. She wore period costume, and had a flower in her hair.                                                  The picturesque French girl, with a pretty rose-colored dress and a smile on her face. Her skin appeared sun-kissed and warm from the skies of the Island.                                Charlotte is a lwa who rarely shows up at Vodou ceremonies, but when she does it is a sight to behold! You could be from another side of the world with your own unique language and suddenly, when Charlotte comes through possession,                                            you’ll be speaking flawless french! Perfect French, as If you grew up speaking it from birth! She is a lwa of European origins although many lwa are African in origin and so is the Vodou faith Itself. Charlotte Is girly, fussy, coquettish and can be demanding, much like Erzulie Freda and she enjoys fancy offerings. She loves those who treat her with a refined and upscale manner. She works with those that she favors and those who achieve her high standards of service, not just with anyone. Her offerings include very fine elegant drinks and foods. Such as cream drinks, liqueurs, and Clairin, a raw rum.

About ErzulieRedEyesArtandSpirit

I love art, I enjoy oil painting and drawing anything I wish. Vodou is my faith and I enjoy creating artistic images of the lwa and spiritual subjects. I also paint and draw other subjects when I'm inspired! When i'm not painting and drawing I enjoy dancing, and spending time with my family. My favorite medium is Oil but I also love to work with graphite pencil, pastels, pen and ink.
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