Hearts of Fire

Hearts of Fire

Khi Armand
Khi Armand

Khi Armand is an NYC-based shaman and hoodoo rootdoctor who aims to live as if every day is spa day. Proprietor of Conjure in the City and founder of San Simón Indigenous Spiritual Temple, he’s pretty sure that engaged animism is key to our overcoming the ravages wrought by industrial society and objective empiricism. A priest in the Unnamed Path contemporary queer tradition and a devoted spiritworker with affiliations in African diasporic traditions, he is especially committed to indigenous rights advocacy and LGBTQI re-membrance and visibility. He blogs regularly at cityconjure.wordpress.com and eats regularly at a pretty decent Dominican place a few blocks from home.

Hearts of Fire

With the altar ablaze in our kitchen and offerings set before the mask he’d crafted when she’d first revealed her countenance to his seeking eyes those many years ago, we set about to honor Hekate, Queen of Witches, on this her noted feast day. We sang. We chanted. We prayed for ourselves and we prayed for our friends. We prayed for her help to do that which we’d come here to do. “And Hekate,” my…