Lave tet or head washing, is a three day ceremony of admittance into a Vodou society. This ceremony is an act of purification and oath swearing before members of the society gaining membership as a hounsi. It can be understood as a "half-initiation," whereby the Met Tet or Head Spirit is formally identified and training is received. This rite of purification, cleanses the head and helps the hounsi to further integrate with the ancestral forces. The hounsi will be trained in how to serve their Lwas and receive other medicines that are exclusive to the society. Cost $900
If lave tet is a ceremony of admittance and purification, then initiation is the sealing of those energies. Initiation is the step that follows the lave tet. It is a one day ceremony where the met tet and spiritual court are called down and baptized on hounsi. This a ceremony of death and rebirth, whereby the hounsi is reborn as a houngan/mambo. Initiation seals the purification and integration that was begun with the lave tet and seals the new destiny of hounsi. One must first go through the process of lave tet before they can be initiated. Initiation is for everybody, and every person is entitled to initiation. I do not gatekeep, but I only admit persons that my spirits accept and approve. Cost $2100
*Please Note: You are responsible for your daily living accommodations and transportation. While you will be sleeping in the hounfort (temple) each night, you will need a place to stay during the day.