Welcome to our cyber Vodou peristyle, here on the web! Sosyete du Marche is an American Vodou house, meaning we are Americans, following Haitian regulation or reglemen when serving the spirits. We do not do Voodoo, a much over wrought word, and one that is more particular to the New Orleans style of service. Vodou, the religion of Haiti, is the bedrock of our work, our style and our faith. We are also an American Vodou Society, bringing our 30 years of occult experience into play when working with the Lwa.
Sosyete du Marche is led by Mambo Vye Zo Komande la Menfo and her husband, Asogwe priests of the Vodou Religion. We try to bring joy, reverence and celebration to our work with the Lwa. One of the things that drew us to the Vodou faith was the liturgy of song and prayer. What a wonderful faith that carries it's theology in the joy of the voices that sing it's praises!
Sosyete du Marche is a full time Vodou house - we are not store owners; we are not shop keepers; we do not have a physical botannica. We are Mambo and Houngan Asogwe, priests committed to walking the path of vodou each and every day. Our vocation as priests, is our job. The Sosyete holds regular Vodou services for its members at the peristyle in Pennsylvania. We do offer public Vodou service on certain occasions as well as private Vodou ceremonies for clients. To date, we have performed Lave Tets, Action de Gras and Maraj Lwa for a number of dedicated people seeking to enrich their lives through working with their personal and family spirits. Serving the Spirit in Vodou is much more than just parties! It's a dedicated commitment to being in service to the community.
Our Mission Statement
We recognize the spark of Divinity within each person, and we are dedicated to working in the world to realize the potential implicit in that divine gift. Our primary purpose is to honor diversity and to provide a safe place for personal growth and spiritual actualization. We mutually support and respect the dignity of each person's journey towards manifesting their highest potential, and we awaken to the spirit within each of us which acknowledges that we are All One Before God. Sosyete du Marche fulfills it's Vision in the following manner:
~ To provide a safe and supportive environment for free religious expression by the membership. We believe that each person is a unique expression of God and has a special gift to offer towards the building of our liberating and celebrating community.
~ To fulfill the charitable purposes as identified by our leaders. We believe that giving back to the world is the real work of any organization with the means and ability to do so.
~ We are committed to community building within a caring atmosphere of shared responsibility. We "think globally, but act locally", by supporting local efforts to feed the needy, house the poor and cloth those who have less than we do. We offer service to the greater community through Public and Private ceremonies, rituals and services.
~ Education for all who come with open minds.
~ Spiritual and Therapeutic Counseling - Houngan is a licensed therapist, with extensive training in Grief and Loss, Family Counseling and Youth counseling.
~ Holistic Healing - Mambo is a trained aromatherapist, utilizing both Western and Ayuvedic therapies
~ Legal marriages - both the Mambo and the Houngan are fully ordained Interfaith Ministers through the
New Mexico Theological Seminary and perform legal marriages in all 50 States.
~ Legally recognized birth and naming ceremonies, funerals and memorials
For Mambo Vye Zo, it's being available to the Sosyete family and to her initiates for their needs, in their time frame, not hers. Mambo fulfills her kanzo promises by writing, teaching and offering classes on Vodou, Magic and Hermetic studies and serving the spirits through ritual, divination, art and voice. It is a life time commitment to being in service to the Lwa, as was promised by her at their Kanzo ceremonies in Jacmel, Haiti.
If you are interested in learning more about the Vodou faith, in joining Sosyete du Marche, or attending a Vodou Fet, please contact Mambo Vye Zo. She will answer all your questions about Vodou, Sosyete du Marche and it's work. Mesi Anpil for your interest and for taking the time to stopping by.
Love, Honor and Respect - Mambo Vye Zo